The Rhine Falls, located in the Swiss town Neuhausen (close to Schaffhausen), are especially beautiful during spring time and early summer: with the snow melting, the flow rate of the Rhine River is very high resulting in an impressive spectacle of nature. You can take a boat trip to either the other side of the Rhine or a round trip in the Rhine Falls basin. A great experience is to see the Rhine Falls up close on a boat trip to the rocks in its midst, allowing one to climb up the rock.
How to get to the Rhine Falls? Travelling from Konstanz/Reichenau there are basically two different routes available. One possibility is to drive via B31 and A81 in direction to Schaffhausen. Crossing the border to Switzerland takes you on the highway A4. On the short road section to Schaffhausen the highway permit sticker (Vignette) is not required.
Another more scenic, albeit longer, route is to take the road via Kreuzlingen. Driving along the lake through little swiss villages one can observe how the Lake Constance merges into the Rhine River. Shuttle busses are available from Schaffhausen to the Rhine Falls. Boat trips that come in combination with a visit to the Rhine Falls are not recommendable as the stay in Schaffhausen and at the Rhine Falls itself is often too short.
Our Tip: Travelling back, visit the Höri peninsula with its local vegetable farmers and farm shops where you can buy local souvenirs for family and friends back home. Also worth a visit are the Hermann Hesse museum or the Otto Dix house, both in Gaienhofen.