Rhine Falls

Shortly after passing through the Black Forest, we encountered Rhine Falls in northern Switzerland. The Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe. I think the best first reaction to seeing it was an emotional “OH MY GOD!!” that someone let out while we were still on the bus. I felt the saaame way and made sure to take full advantage of every minute on this short photo-op stop!

Rhine Falls

We had a total of 30 minutes to see the falls. The rest of the group and most tourists milled around Wörth Castle (that building in the picture above). I spotted a small hiking trail not too far from there. So of course I had to see where it led!

After a very hurried (and sweaty) climb, I was rewarded with a better view of Rhine Falls from a higher vantage point.

Rhine Falls

There was only one other person at this observation point, a shirtless elderly man resting in the shade. I apologetically tried my best to communicate/point at my camera to see if he could take my picture up there. After a random press of the shutter button, he actually did really well! I was surprised, impressed, and thankful of the outcome!

I felt pretty great about taking the road (or trail) less traveled to see this spectacular view. A good reminder to stay curious!

Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

Seeing this actually reminded me that I’ve yet to see the Niagara Falls in my own country (or Canada, depending on where you’re from). Somehow, though, I think I’m waiting for a Pam & Jim moment to see it. 🙂

Have you seen a fantastic waterfall? Or another part of nature that struck you with awe?

Thanks for reading!

P.S. Another really cool waterfall: McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park