This powerful fall is not visited by many. The falls are among the most powerful in the country, and probably rank among the most impressive as well. There are three tiers, a pair of plunges, separated by a fan shaped fall which drops into a large bowl in the middle of the cliff. A trail leads to the very base of the falls, but the upper tiers can only be seen from across the valley.
The falls are located on the High Rhine between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high.