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Reichenbach Falls

Address: Meiringen, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Meiringen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock...
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Type: Historic Sites, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock Holmes's death.
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Southern AZ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

From the first time we saw the falls, yo the time we tried to climb near them, they are always impressive. Always a delight! There is a Swiss Army base near them, so be careful to avoid photographing that!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I'm not a Sherlock Holmes fan, but you certainly don't have to be to enjoy Reichenbach Falls. The hike up and above the Falls was great. We were fortunate to have good weather, so the hike from our hotel in Meiringen to the Falls was particularly good. The hike is uphill, but not too strenuous. If you are in Meiringen,... More 

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Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The name is not strange for Sherlock fans , it is history . The place is a treat for both fans and non-fans of Sherlock as it provides a great view with trekking . Who doesnt love waterfalls?

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Westfield, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As a Holmes fan, there was no way I was going to miss this. There is a lovely trolley to take visitors halfway up the mountain. From there, it's about a 30 minute hike to get above the falls. The falls are nice, but the view across the Swiss valley is gorgeous. Do not miss out on this.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

You can get very close to this impressive, noisy falls, though it is hard to get a good picture when you are so close. It is well worth the time to visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Frankly there are many waterfalls like this. If it hadn't been for Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, this would just have been another of them. It doesn't even match up with Watson's description. There is no gorge or cauldron of water to swallow up bodies; if Sherlock or Morriarty had really fallen here, their broken bodies would have been instantly... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We joined in the spirit of Sherlock Holmes but the spray from the falls and low cloud made it rather a damp experience. Worth doing once [ or may be twice in good weather!]

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I will try to be objective as much as possible here. Clearly the main reason most people visit these falls is because of the Sherlock Holmes association and, as a big fan, I am pleased I visited. But as an objective review - if it wasn't for the connection I wouldn't necessarily bother going as there are many far more... More 

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Sausalito
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

visiting Reichenbachfalle is certainly worth the effort if you are in the neighbouring area. It only takes an hour including taking the funicular up to/down from the falls. The falls throw off a lot of mist so good walking shoes and a waterproof are a good idea, especially if you want to walk higher up and over the falls to... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to Aare Gorge first & got Reichenbach Falls entry for a reduced price of 15 frans each (combi-ticket). You walk along the road for about a mile from Aare Gorge & board the Reichenbach pulled rail cart. This fun but steep ascent takes you into the wet cloud of waterfall heaven! This wet breeze is from the powerful... More 

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