The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in Switzerland ) are the largest plain waterfalls of Europe. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation A waterfall is usually a geological formation resulting from water often in the form of a Stream, flowing over an Erosion -resistant rock
They are located in the High Rhine upper course of the river Rhine, in the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland and close to the German border. The High Rhine (Hochrhein is the name used in Germany for the part of the Rhine River that flows westbound from Lake Constance to Basel. The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge Neuhausen am Rheinfall (which was officially called Neuhausen until 1938 is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland Laufen-Uhwiesen is a municipality in the district of Andelfingen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. Schaffhausen ( German:) is a city in northern Switzerland and the capital of the canton Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. They are 150 m (450 ft) wide and 23 m (75 ft) high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m³/s, while in the summer, the average water flow is 600 m³/s. The Rhine Falls were formed in the last ice age approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago.