Schaffhausen Warnings and Dangers

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    RIP-OFFS AT RHEINFALLS

    by balhannah Updated Sep 3, 2015

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    A tourist destination, so what do they do, rip you off!

    We arrived by car on Schlössli Wörth side of the river. We saw there was a car park there, so as there was nowhere else we had to park there. Once in, NO WAY OF GETTING OUT!

    NEXT PROBLEM - We needed either 5 euros or 6 chf in correct money to get out the car park and we didn't have that. No where we could get change, so after asking other tourists if they had change we eventually managed to have the correct money.
    Since I have visited I believe there is a change machine there now

    THE FEE IS FOR 2 HOURS, but if you stay less like us and only stayed half hour, then it still costs the same! WHAT A RIP OFF!

    On Schloss Laufen side car parking is free, but they charges 5 CHF per adult for admission.

    MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLED WATER - VERY EXPENSIVE TO BUY HERE.

    How many waterfalls do you visit where you have to pay for a car-park? Off - hand, I can't think of any other than here!

    Website: http://www.schaffhauserland.ch/en/land/orte/rheinfall/generalmap-rhinefall

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    TICKET OFFICE

    by Odiseya Updated Aug 5, 2012

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    For all of the infrastructure and maintenance involved, they do charge an admission fee to get past the turnstile at Schloss Laufen. It worth 5 Swiss Francs per adult person (3,5 for persons from 6-16 years, for children under 6 year is free entrance), and that was much more than the quoted price in others VT reviews. The commercialization of tourist industry indicates that prices usually changes upwards quickly as time go by. The tickets you can buy on touristic information house in the beginning of park. Entry is CHF 3.00 per person for groups of 20 or more.

    To summarized the information in the things-to-do reviews: Historama, Belvedere Trail, Viewing Platform and Panoramic Lift: the "Schloss Laufen" Rhine Falls experience is a great, whole year open travel gem.

    Start or end your visit with a stop off at our Visitor Centre, where is souvenir shop and clean and free toilet.

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    NO BIKE ALOVED

    by Odiseya Written Aug 5, 2012

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    At the restriction is for the Schloss Laufen and Belvedere trail. I think that in spacious car park can be found a place to left the bike but I am not sure and I would find out. I hope that any VT traveler can provide relevant information.

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    BE ON TIME

    by Odiseya Written Aug 5, 2012

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    Opening hours for Historama tour in Schloss Laufen is different in depend which month is it. From June till August the Park is open from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m. From September till October and, again, from April till May is open from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Finally, from November till March the Historama is open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
    The Schloss Laufen restaurant is open in the same time as Historama except from November till March when is open only during the weekend from 10 a.m. till 5 a.m.

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    FREE ENTRANCE

    by Odiseya Written Aug 5, 2012

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    The gratis alternative entrance to the castle is coming from train station in the base of hill and to narrow stares first to visit the main viewing platform and then again trough many steps and stars up to the castle. The panorama lift is even better idea to see again the nature you leave. It is free of charge.

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    Rhine Falls Restaurant-Park

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Be weary of the time of year you are travelling in Schaffhausen, as some of the shops are closed during the winter months. As we were travelling in February, we came across multiple shops in the Rhine Falls area which were closed. On the signs, it did mention that they opened back up in the middle of March. The sign did not mention when it had closed, so I am not sure how far back you have to go before it closes, but I would assume it was before Christmas if I had a guess.

    There is still a nice glass front to the building, so you get the oppportunity to see what souvenirs you could have purchased! There is a higher end restaurant open, and also a small souvenir shop in case you must have a "what-not" from your time in Switzerland.

    Phone: 0041 52 625 51 41

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    Swan Butts Drive You Nuts

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Just when you start enjoying the sites in and around the Rhein Falls, be careful. You may in fact get "mooned" by a passing swan. These swim by mooners are actually searching for a little nibble of food under the water, and are very much unaware of your presence, but I figured it would only be appropriate to let you know about this.

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