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Category: Castles , Local time: 15:29:00, Altitude: 382m, Address: Areal Schloss Laufen, 8447 Dachsen, Switzerland, Tel.: +41 52 659 61 52, Official WWW website:

Laufen Castle is situated on a high cliff above the highest waterfalls in Europe , over the river Rhine. It stands near the town Schaffhausen in Switzerland . It was built in the first half of the 9th century by the princes of Laufen. From 1544 to 1798, Laufen Castle was the property of Zürich . In 1845 it was leased to private ownership. Since 1941, Laufen Castle has been owned by the canton of Zürich . Today, a restaurant and hostel can be found in Laufen Castle. If you walk through the castle, you will get to a lovely terrace below the castle offering breathtaking views of the river Rhine and of the Rhine Falls . They are one of the largest falls of Europe.

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GPS: 47.6767, 8.6151
Altitude: 382 m
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Last update: 2012-10-11 11:38:08

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