Travel to the Austrian Danube
Day 14 Weißenhorn - The Rhine Falls - Barcelona
(in 182 km) The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) are the biggest waterfall in central Europe and are located on the High Rhine, between the villages of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen/Dachsen, next to the town of Schaffhausen. They are 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 23 metres (75 ft) high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m3/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 700 m3/s. The Rhine Falls were formed in the last ice age, approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago. The Rheinfallfelsen, the large rock in the middle of the waterfall, is the remnant of the original limestone cliff flanking the former river. The rock has eroded very little over the years because relatively little sediment comes down the Rhine from Lake Constance.
The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)
The nearest community is Neuhausen am Rheinfall, where tourists can also view the Wörth Castle (12th century). Boat trips can be taken up the Rhine to the falls and the Rheinfallfelsen. There are also viewing platforms with a spectacular view of the falls built on both sides of the Rhine. Large pay-parking lots are located on both sides of the falls.
(in 1110 km) Barcelona: We go back home. End of this 14 days trip by the Austrian Danube.