Sunday, July 11, 2010

07/11 - A trip to the Rhine Falls

Another fantastic summer day with temperatures in the low 90s, blue and sunny sky....

After a drive of a bit more than 1 hour by car we arrived at the parking lot close to Castle Laufen, from where you can walk down to the place where the tourist boats leave and bring you to the rock in the middle of this famous waterfall.

The Rhine Falls are the largest plain waterfalls in Europe. They are located near the town of Schaffhausen. They are 150 m / 450 ft. wide and 23 m / 75 ft. high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m³/s. The highest flow ever measured was 1'250 m³/s in 1965 and the lowest, 95 m³/s in 1921.

On the way down there are several viewing platforms from where you can watch the impressing natural spectacle.

The noise of the water is really massive... but I guess you can imagine it from the pix.

The boat takes you then to the rock which is in the middle of the waterfall, steep stairway to go up, but it gives you a really wonderful view.... it was damn hot.... and the spray of the foaming water was welcome to cool you down a lil bit....

I was amazed about the lots of Indian people going there... I know that it is a tourist attraction.... but on the rock I felt like being in India....

1 comment:

  1. Impressing.... very nice pictures.