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The Rhine Falls – an amazing place to see!

One of the most impressive natural wonder in Central Europe are the Rhine Falls.  They are 150m wide and 23m high. The average water flow changes over the year. In Winter its going down to around 250m3/s and in Summer it averages at 700m3/s – and the more water runs the more impressive the Rhine Falls get. This year should become a pretty good year – there are loads of snow in the Mountains and when this snow starts melting in Spring and early Summer, the Rhine will receive a lot of water.

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Visiting the Rhine Falls is always fun – but its best in summer when its hot and the water filled air refreshes you. There are a lot of boat tours – you can just cross the Rhine beneath the falls (going from the one Swiss province (Zurich) to another (Schaffhausen), you can take a ride towards the falls (these boats get pretty close) and there is on trip that takes you to a rock inside the falls, which can be climbed up (via stairs) and will provide you with the best views of the spectacle.

On both sides of the rivers are Castles – Schloss Wörth on the Schaffhausen side (featuring a restaurant) and Schloss Laufen on the Zurich side (with a museum about the falls in it).

The Rhine Falls were one of the first places in Europe that were visited regularly by Tourists. In my opinion it is still an absolute highlight and no one should miss out on that.

Visiting the Rhine Falls will take about half a day – afterwards you could visit the picturesque town of Stein am Rhein – more on that later!

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A great place for the most important day of your live

Every girl dreams of becoming a princess and on your most important day this dream may come true.

Take me, for example – two years ago my beautiful wife and I got married and we had the perfect location just around the corner. We live in the medieval town of Feldkirch and just next to the historic city center there is a small Castle located on a hill, where people can marry. We had decided to only have a small wedding, without too much hassle, and we still managed to turn it into something very special without too much organisational pain! This was possible because of the great team Schloss Amberg offers. They took care of all the things we were too busy to think of or we just wanted to have others to care for – we chose the food, they organized catering, we wanted music, they booked it and so on.

Some impressions

What really impressed me, was the flexibility – we had a very small wedding, with about 35 guests – but we could have invited 300 guests and there would have been enough space. But still, we had the Castle for ourselves and we were not lost in a huge hall, but had the perfect room for our group. Moreover there is an official branch of the registrars office in the castle – therefore it is possible to marry there legally (which is not that easy in Austria).

They also offered us a lot of services that we did not need – like a limousine service, fireworks etc.

I believe many people, especially from overseas, dream of marrying in a castle – if you are looking for convenient service, a great location and good value for your money, you should consider Schloss Amberg.

An additional surplus is, that you are in one of the most beautiful areas of the world for your honeymoon already.

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