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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.

Description

An average of 700,000 litres of water per second plunge across a width of 150 metres and 23 metres into the depths. This is a record - there is no other waterfall in Europe bigger than the Rheinfall. This is experienced in a most impressive way on a boat trip through the Rheinfall basin, of which the highlight is the climb up the famous rock in the midst of the thundering mass of water.

The ViaRhenana's fourth stage starts in Schaffhausen and leads for 14 comfortable kilometres along to Rheinau in barely 4 hours. Make sure you stay long enough to go sightseeing in the medieval historic city centre with its 171 oriel windows. They are amongst the most beautiful to be found in the country. The historic city centre is dominated by the Munot Fortress, a landmark towering above the city.

Then along the vineyard of Flurlingen to the filigree Rhine bridge from 1857 and on the banks of Neuhausen to Rheinfall. The Rheinufer Trail to Rheinau starts below Castle Wörth. Definitely worth a visit here is the monastery island with its impressive buildings and beautiful setting.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Schaffhausen
Destination
Rheinau
Elevation level - Direction
Flatland, One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
400 m
Ascent
320 m
Descent
360 m
Distance
14 km
Duration
3 h 50 min
Duration back
3 h 50 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Easy
Season
All year
Theme
Along Water
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Map

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Contact

Schaffhauserland Tourismus
Herrenacker 15
8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)52 632 40 20
Fax +41 (0)52 632 40 30
info@schaffhauserland.ch
schaffhauserland.ch
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House of Winterthur
Im Hauptbahnhof
8400 Winterthur
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)52 208 01 00
Fax +41 (0)52 208 01 99
touristinfo@houseofwinterthur.ch
houseofwinterthur.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 4/10

Distance

14 km

Duration

3 h 50 min

Ascent

320 m

Travel information: Schaffhausen

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