Mar 25, 2019 - 10:32 PM
I'm so happy to see that you are going to make a day trip to the Rheinfall and Stein am Rhein. If you get off your train at Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall, it is a super quick walk to the Schloss itself. Admission is only CHF 5 and here is what this entitles you to (copy/paste from their website): "Get your key to the Rhine Falls here. Obtain a single ticket for all attractions. fascinating stories in the Historama, a leisurely stroll along the Belvedere panoramic trail, the viewing platforms above the crashing waterfalls and the wonderful view of the region offered from the glass panoramic lift." This is quite frankly one of the best deals you will get in Switzerland for such a low price. You can board one of the boats that move around in the churning waters, stop at the Felsen, the rock in the middle of the falls which you can climb, and then continue by boat to the Schlössli Wörth on the other side of the river. From there you can walk up to the other train station, Neuhausen Rheinfall, and then make your way by train up the river to Stein am Rhein. Just recently I attached a map of the Rheinfall area on another thread, and will attach it here if I can find it. Please note that tickets for the boat rides can be bought only at the landing stations of either Schloss Laufen or Schlössli Wörth. The bigger crowds are at the latter dock. I suspect the folks at Schloss Laufen refer to the small castle as Schlössli so people will know which one is bigger. 😉 In Switzerland the suffix -li denotes the diminutive, like hüsli for a little house, or schlössli for a small castle, or Peterli for a young boy named Peter. 😉 There are surnames and other Swiss words that also end with -li, perhaps a good example to mention being the Birchermüesli. Make sure you try one of them !
I recall a while back a very informative (with super photographs) contribution about Stein am Rhein, done by Lucas, who was until recently a moderator of MySwissAlps. I'm sure you would enjoy looking at it if you haven't already done so.
Last modified on Mar 25, 2019 - 11:17 PM by Peterli
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