The Rhine Falls are located on the border between Schaffhausen and Zürich in northern Switzerland, approximately 25 kilometres south of the German border.
There are several options including car, train or by joining a day trip. Driving there is easy, with a parking lot on each side of the river and you can easily walk to the falls from either of the Rhine Falls train stations.
One of the best ways to experience the falls is via a boat ride. There are many to choose from, including Rock tour: the cruise takes you from the northern bank to Rheinfallfelsen which is a rock in the centre of the falls with 360° panoramic views.
Viewing platforms are another way to experience Rhine Falls and there are some that don’t require you to take a boat trip, built on both sides of the falls and reach out reasonably close to the water.
If you’re staying in Zurich, there are a range of great Zurich Rhine Falls tour options, such as a half-day tour from Zurich including Stein am Rhein and a day tour to Rhine Falls and Zurich City with Cogwheel Train Ride.