Visiting Rheinfall & Stein am Rhein & Schaffhausen

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Aug 10, 2017 - 3:06 PM

My husband and I are travelling to Schaffhausen from Zurich and staying overnight so we can visit Rheinfalls and Stein am Rhein.

My question is what is the best way to drop off luggage, visit the falls; catch a train to Stein am Rhein for lunch and a walk around and get back to Schaffhausen to our accommodation.

My thoughts are to:

1) travel directly to Schaffhausen drop off luggage at either station or accommodation

2) catch a train to Schloss Laufen and do the Rheinfalls loop;

3) then a train to from Rheinfalls to Stein am Rhein;

4) then catch another train from Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen;

5) collect luggage and spend the night in Schaffhausen

This seems a very inefficient way of doing things - any suggestions on how to do it better?

Is there any place to store luggage at the Rheinfalls?

Last modified on Aug 11, 2017 - 5:56 AM by Lucas
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Aug 10, 2017 - 9:03 PM in reply to aussiesteph

Hi Aussiesteph-

Sounds very efficient to me. You defined what I believe is the best way to do it.

The only thing better is to leave your luggage at your hotel in Schafhausen. Or, if you go back through Zürich the next day, leave a lot at Zürich main station or airport. Both have generous facilities.

The SBB web site can tell you about luggage options at any station, bit there is not much along your route at the smaller stations. And, their luggage offices close early. We checked it out a week or two ago for someone else.

The website is still undergoing improvement from its "upgrade" for smartphones, and the method to find that information that worked for me yesterday does not work today.

You have to go station by station, and at many, you can scroll down to "Equipment" (Lockers) and Services (Luggage Offices).

It did not work for me at Schaffhausen, but on their home page, the icon for lost luggage (includes an umbrella with a tag on it) gives the opening hours for the luggage office, since they are the same place. p-detail.html/lost-property-service-900-3424

It is also here: p-detail.html/baggage-500-3424

I can't find the lockers, but I know they are there.


Last modified on Aug 10, 2017 - 9:05 PM by Slowpoke
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Aug 11, 2017 - 4:07 AM

We left our luggage at Schaffhausen in the luggage lockers last.month and that worked great for visiting the falls without luggage. Also if you have time to take the boat for any of the section between Stein am Rhein and Schaffhausen it would be a lovely way to go.

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