Rhine Falls, Switzerland. These impressive falls are on the Upper Rhine in northern Switzerland. You can view them from platforms on both sides of the falls. Tourists have been awed by the Rhine Falls for centuries. In the 19th century, the poet Eduard Mörike wrote of the falls:"Hold your heart, oh traveller, tightly in mighty hands! Mine nearly descended, shivering with pleasure. Restless thundering masses thrown upon masses, ear and eye, whither can they save themselves in such an uproar?"