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Close to the city of Schaffhausen in the northern part of Switzerland the Rhein river makes an impressive jump, falling 23 meters over the limestone cliff. This 150 meters wide fall tumbles with water surging at 700,000 litres per second during Summer.

There are many arrangements made for tourists to come up close to the roaring water. You can catch a bird’s eye view of the gushing waters and the falls from one of the terraces.

There is also a stairway that takes you right up to the falls where you can experience the gushing sensation of crashing water. And you're able to go by boat to a rock in the middle of the fall.

Plans for a hydropower plant have surged from time to time, but so far the river runs free. Economically the value of the falls as a tourist attraction may be greater.

The falls are too high to be climbed by fish, but eels manage to worm their way up over the rocks.

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 542 W: 241 N: 844] (2424)
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