Rhine falls

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Rheinfall – parting shot

It was finally time to say goodbye and I turned around to capture one last shot…You can see the steep, narrow stairway winding up to the top of the rock on the far left.

Rheinfall – the rock

All the effort to get to the landing, and then a climb up a steep, narrow stair to a small railed-in platform was worth it to see this view…. I think it CHF 12 or something for this ferry ride, and I would say it’s money better than well-spent. To come here and not go … Continue reading

Rheinfall – landing dock

As we finally neared the rock and just before we anchored to the landing stage, the ferry took us into the spray on either side. The force, the noise, the spray, it was an experience worth the effort..

The ferry to the rock

The second ferry finally arrived  and we clambered on. It took it’s lazy, circuitous route to the landing platform at the base of the rock, giving us some lovely views of Rheinfall head-on. The shutter speed on the picture below is 1/320th of a second, that should give some idea of the flow of the … Continue reading


A view of the falls from the ferry.. Our target was the rock you see in the middle, dividing the gushing torrent into two. The ferry to the rock works only three months a year, between June to August. A view of Laufen castle, looking back. The ferry takes you to the other side of … Continue reading


A few views of Rhine falls as I descended to the observation deck… My first attempts with slow shutter speeds (live and in broad daylight too).

Restaurant at Laufen Castle

It was a breathtaking view, if only I had been there ar lunch-time…

Laufen Castle – 5

A remarkable better use of an arrow-slit….

Laufen Castle – 4

Visitor’s centre at Laufen castle. +

Laufen Castle – 2

A view of the falls from the battlements of Laufen castle. How could anyone shoot an arrow out to such beauty?