The magnificent Rhine Falls are located on the High Rhine near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland. These falls are 150 m wide and 23 m high. The average water flow doubles during the spring and summer, so these seasons are the most favourable for a visit. You have a chance to get up close to the falls by boat, from viewing platforms, or through an adventure trail. One great way to experience them is to take a boat to the rock in the middle of the falls and feel the great power of nature. You can also visit the nearby medieval castle Schloss Laufen, which also has spectacular views. On August 1st, Swiss National Day, you can check out an impressive fireworks display over the falls.