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Reichenbach Falls

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Address: Meiringen, Switzerland

This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the...

This 656-foot waterfall is best known for its fictional significance as the place of Sherlock Holmes's death.

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Beautiful View and experience

The falls are a delight to watch . very beautiful and worth a visit . Surrounded by greenery everywhere . I just loved this place .

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls are a delight to watch . very beautiful and worth a visit . Surrounded by greenery everywhere . I just loved this place .

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful falls that requires a lift up to where you can best view it. This is where the climbing starts and then it is up to you whether you want to go higher or not. I am an active senior citizens and despite back issues I was able to go about halfway to the top.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The little cog railway ride is fantastic and the falls are are just another waterfall. But if you are a Sherlock fan then a tiny star just above the green path on the mountain on the other side of the falls indicates where the Sherlock and Moriarty fell to their death. A plaque records: “Across this dreadful cauldron occurred the... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were on a visit to Switzerland and I was so looking forward as an avid Sherlock Holmes fan to visit The Reichenbach Falls . On arrival I was informed that "it is closed for the Winter " I was mortified ! The S H Museum was also closed but I managed to have a photograph taken with a bronze... More 

Thank Brenda1015
Beit Shemesh, Israel
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

After reading earlier reviews i understood there's no carriage operating in the winter even so i decided to hike the mountain and give up the experience of a carigge I was excited enough to see the falls and the place were sherlock fell to death. What i didn't realize is THERE NO WATER IN THE WINTER! really disappointing. Saying that... More 

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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a lot of fun here and took a bit of hiking in as well to view the falls from the other side. Very pretty.

Thank SwaggerSZ
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

These famous falls seen by many important historical figures over the centuries were the setting for the fight between Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes where the fictional detective apparently fell to his death - only to return some years later (due to public pressure on the author). The falls are definitely worth visiting - the water flow is highly variable -... More 

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Perigueux, France
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Made a detour to see the Falls only to find that on this beautiful, clear, warm autumn day -12 October - the funicular to the Falls was already closed for the winter. Given the global significance of these Falls to all Holmes fans, I am astounded that there is no notification of the season's dates. Surely the owners/operators should take... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this yesterday. It is a must do in the Meirigen area. I'm also a Sherlock Holmes fan so seeing the falls where 'it' happened was exciting. We took the trolley up $7CHF for up only. $10 for a ticket with return. Upon arrival, we hiked the remaining distance up (30 minutes) and lots of stairs. At the top... More 

Thank Kathryn H
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good place to visit if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan. Fernicular railway to the bottom of the falls, then a long walk to the spot where Holmes and Moriarty tussled.

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