Contact & getting there

A combined experience of natural spectacle, cultural heritage and fine cuisine await you at Schloss Laufen at the Rhine Falls. It has reigned proudly since over than 1000 years over the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, Europe’s largest waterfall. The way to us is easy: by car or rail.

Schloss Laufen
Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall
CH-8447 Dachsen
Tel. +41 (0)52 659 67 67
Email: info@schlosslaufen.ch

Your direct route to us

Arrival by car

There is a large parking area for cars and buses.
Parking is free.

Electric filling Station
Location: Car park Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall, by the Visitor Centre.
Four electric charging stations, each with two charging spaces for vehicles (operator: 360 degree energy). Including a rapid charging station from Gotthard Fastcharge AG. At the rapid charging station, electric cars can be charged with up to 80 kilowatts in 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the vehicle type, which is sufficient for a range of some 200 kilometres.

From Zurich:
Take the A4 in the direction of St. Gallen; continue on to Schaffhausen at the Winterthur exit. Take the Dachsen/Rheinfall exit to Schloss Laufen. Follow the signs to the car park.

From Basel:
Take the A3 in the direction of Zurich, follow Nordring Zürich, then the A4 towards St. Gallen; continue on to Schaffhausen at the Winterthur exit. Take the Dachsen/Rheinfall exit to Schloss Laufen. Follow the signs to the car park.

From Bern:
Take the A1 in the direction of Zurich, follow Nordring Zürich, then the A4 towards St. Gallen; continue on to Schaffhausen at the Winterthur exit. Take the Dachsen/Rheinfall exit to Schloss Laufen. Follow the signs to the car park. 


Route planner (Google Maps)


Coordinates for navigation devices:
N 47° 40' 41''
O 8° 36' 54''

Arrival with public transport

From Zurich:
Take the S12 train from Zurich Mainstation directly to «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall» railway station or take the train to Winterthur, then the S33 to the railway station «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall». Last train to Winterthur at 23:51.

From Schaffhausen:
Take the S33 or S12 train or bus to the «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall» station. Last train to Schaffhausen at 00:36.

Night trains on Friday and Saturday until 04:00 at railway station «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall», direction Winterthur and Schaffhausen with connecting trains to Zurich and St. Gallen.


Timetable (www.sbb.ch/en/timetable)

Luggage storage
Please note that we are unable to provide any luggage storage. We recommend that you deposit your luggage at one of the large SBB train stations, or to leave it in a luggage locker there.

Visitors with limited mobility

If you have limited mobility due to a disability or your age, or if you are bringing a pram, you will find useful information here:

Step-free access at the Castle site
Panoramic lift
Panoramic trail and «Belvedere» viewing platform
Historama
Visitor Centre and restaurant (with disabled toilets)
No Access to the Rhine Falls basin and boat pier

Arrival by train at the «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall» station
Maximum 20 cm height difference between the platform and the train. Passengers in a wheelchair should indicate to the train driver that they wish to board the train; they will then be given personal assistance in boarding via a mobile ramp.
Step-free accesss from the station to the panoramic lift and Visitor Centre (tickets for visitors in a wheelchair or with a pram can only be obtained in the Visitor Centre). 

Arrival by car
Disabled parking spaces available (free of charge).

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