Since the mid-19th century, Schaffhausen has illuminated the nearby 25-meter-high Rhine Falls
for special events.
The Grand Tour of Switzerland highlights include: Grossmunster church, Zurich; Rhine Falls
; Town of Stein am Rhein; Abbey of St Gallen; Painted facades, Appenzell; Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona; Heidi's Village, Maienfeld; Mountain village of Guarda; Swiss National Park; Benedictine convent of St John, Mustair ;Muottas Muragl panoramic peak; Albula /Bernina railway line; Three castles of Bellinzona; Ascona lake promenade; Monte Bre Lugano; Monte San Giorgio; Tremola, old Gotthard Pass road; Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch; Matterhorn; Mountain village of Grimentz.
His first stop was the city of Schaffhausen, which is famous for Rhine Falls
, the largest waterfalls in Central Europe.
You can also take the opportunity to visit Zurich, which is just a 50-minute train ride away, or else go to scenic Schaffhausen and the famous Rhine Falls
, with an overnight stay in Lucerne.
The next morning we headed to visit Rhine Falls
-- Europe's biggest waterfalls.
Gallen: The route through eastern Switzerland passes the Rhine Falls
and Schaffhausen with its historic Munot Fortress, then along Lake Constance to St Gallen.
And if you trace the river back into Switzerland the raging power of the Rhine Falls
at Schaffhausen is every bit as beautiful and breathtaking as the German gorge.
Such is his commitment to the ukulele cause that he continued recording daily songs when he was recently away in Europe touring with Phil Campbell's All Starr Band - recording a fittingly memorable version of Bill Withers' Lean On Me in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and an apposite take on TLC's Waterfalls at Europe's biggest waterfall, Rhine Falls
Just 45 minutes away from Zurich are the Rhine Falls
, the biggest waterfalls in Europe.
Day 1 is either Schaffhausen, Rhine Falls
and Zurich, or Basel and Lucerne.
In childhood, he developed suicidal impulses, and while his mother was hospitalized, a maid saved him from having a serious accident while crossing a bridge over the Rhine Falls
. I wonder about the extent to which his accident proneness was tied to feeling uncontained in his relationship with his mother--and to the rage directed against himself rather than to his emotionally unavailable mother.