Wednesday 31 July 2024

On the evening before the Swiss National Day, the sky above the Rhine Falls will be ablaze with a fiery spectacle.

Wednesday, 31 July 2024, 18:30

Before the specatcle begins, we invite you to dine on our terrace. There will delight your palate with regional and national delicacies from the Swiss Buffet.
If the weather is uncertain, we will spoil you in the magnificent Knight's Hall.

You will be accompanied musically by Christian Näf on the Swiss Hackbrett (dulcimer).

The buffet will be open from 18:30. Thank you for arriving before 19:00.

Swiss Buffet - Offer and price

Price per person

  • Adults CHF 99.00, without drinks
  • Children from 7 to 12 years CHF 39.00, without drinks
  • Children from 2 to 6 years CHF 10.00, without drinks



Gastronomy on the castle ground

à la carte-Restaurant Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall:
11:30 to 16:00: all day dining until 15:00 (last order)
from 18:30: Swiss Buffet on the terrace or in the Knight's Hall (depending the weather)
11:30 to 22:00: Groups (20 to 50 people): on request for lunch or dinner

Self-service restaurant:
open until approx. midnight

«Fire on the rocks» Firework on the Rhine Falls - from approx. 21:45

The firework display will start at 21:45 and may be enjoyed from the public viewing platforms on the Rhine Falls: standing room only, no reservations. Should the fireworks not be able to take place due to weather conditions (drought, storm etc.) the Swiss Buffet will still be held.
Programme changes and cancellations due to weather conditions are subject to change without notice.

Swiss Buffet - Reservation and Tickets

We recommend early reservation, limited seats.
For organisational reasons, seating requests cannot be considered in advance.

Reservation and ticket (print@home) exclusively via our ticket shop. Return or exchange of tickets is generally excluded.

Please contact us for further information.
We look forward to your reservation. 

phone +41 (0)52 659 67 67


Groups (20 to 50 people)

Reserve a lunch or dinner in the restaurant for your group (20 to 50 people). We will be happy to advise you on the menu selection. The terrace is reserved for the Swiss Buffet.

Getting there

Due to the large number of visitors, we recommend arriving and departing by train.

by train

Station «Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall».
Direct trains from Schaffhausen, Winterthur (S12 and S33) and Zurich Mainstation (S12).

by car
The usual parking charges apply until 17:00.
Car parks from 17:00: flat rate of CHF 10.00 (coaches CHF 50.00).