Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Switzerland was one of these countries I had often passed, but I had never taken the time to visit it. For me, it was just a bunch of mountains. Yep, I was so prejudiced!
The Viking first took me to a touristic destination, the Rhine Falls. You know our philosophy about popular destinations, but in this case I was so happy that we made an exception. I was in complete awe of the biggest European plain waterfall. Or as Wikipedia states:
The falls are located on the Upper Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. 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.
For centuries these falls have been a popular attraction and even the inspiration of artists. It all comes with a certain price though. There are parking lots in the neighborhood, but you have to pay for them. And of course, you can join all kinds of (not very cheap) guided tours and boat trips. We chose not to. The view itself was spectacular enough for us and we had other places to visit!
Here are the other pictures!