Secluded paths along the riverbanks contrast with centuries old small towns. The river landscape presents its romantic side and then again its natural side, and in the thermal spa its more zesty side. Towering above all this are mighty castles and palaces.
The ViaRhenana, one of Switzerland's longest hiking trails, runs for ten days along the historic waterway between Untersee and Hochrhein. The fourth stage takes four hours from Schaffhausen to Rheinau with its baroque monastery church.
It is a veritable kingdom of contrasts, Glacier3000. The modern large volume gondola cable railway runs at an altitude of almost 3000 metres straight into the futuristic mountain station, and on the glacier there is a small amusement park.