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Reichenbach Falls

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Address: Meiringen, Switzerland
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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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A must for Sherlock fans and lovers of old cog railways

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On a sunny day, this was a pleasant detour. A small train takes you up a mediocre summit from which you begin the ascent on foot. The climb is quiet steep and not suitable for kids, a bit slippery too. After about 30 minutes you will come across a small bridge from which view and enjoy the water fall. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went up by funicular train which was part of the fun for us. From the train stop there is a quote steep walk along stone paths to the top. Several viewing spots along the way. This is the waterfall featured in Sherlock Holmes where he has a fight with Moriarty so there were lots of Sherlock fans around. We... More 

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