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“More impressed than I expected to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls
Meiringen, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Meiringen
Type: Historic Sites, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock Holmes's death.
Ancona, Italy
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“More impressed than I expected to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

From what I'd read I'd been rather expecting to be disappointed, but no, not at all. The Falls are tremendous - everything I'd hoped. (This was in October, after heavy rain - it may be different if it's been dry for a while.) The ancient funicular's fun too.

Visited October 2012
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The views are spectacular - even if you can't climb all the way to the top. And the little room off the fenecula at the top is very interesting - do stop and watch the video and see the pictures.

Visited September 2012
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“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We took the little furnicular to the Reichenbach Falls.

I enjoyed the view of Meiringen going up more than the actual Falls themselves. From the book, I had probably imagined something like Niagara Falls so Reichenbach Falls in September failed to impress me!

Visited September 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The funicular railway is a 100+ year old masterpiece in itself. The view from the top is good, but the walk to reach the "Holmes-Moriarty encounter" is more of a problem (for the unfit.) There wasn't enough water coming over to do justice to the story, but it clearly would be awesome under suitable conditions.

Visited September 2012
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It was a dream of all my life to see this place, so, for me it was something! It is easy to be found and there is a special cable-cars system to go to the mounting, You will find a little information there about the fight between Holmes and Moriarty and everything you may need to make good pictures.

Visited June 2012
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