Rhine Falls

Discharging an average flow of 750 m3/s of water, the Rhine Falls are the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Located in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, it is a place admired by tourists, especially thanks to the excursions offered by boat, or the view of the falls from viewing platforms. Representing an economic interest, the Swiss Council of States authorized in 1944 the construction of an electric power station. However, due to a petition signed by more than 150,000 Swiss, the project did not see the light and subsequently prevented any other projects of the same scale.