Reichenbach Falls

Local nameReichenbachfall
LocationZwirgi, Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

The Reichenbach Falls are a waterfall cascade of seven steps on the stream called Rychenbach in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. They drop over a total height of about 250 metres. At 110 metres, the upper falls, known as the Grand Reichenbach Fall, is by far the tallest segment and one of the highest waterfalls in the Alps, and among the forty highest in Switzerland. The Reichenbach loses 290 metres of height from the top of the falls to the valley floor of the Haslital. Today, a hydroelectric power company harnesses the flow of the Reichenbach Falls during certain times of year, reducing its flow.In popular literature, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the Grand Reichenbach Fall as the location of the final physical altercation between his hero Sherlock Holmes and his greatest foe, the criminal Professor Moriarty, in "The Final Problem".

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Address (Unnamed Road), 3860, Switzerland

Coordinates 46°42'47.856" N 8°10'56.794" E

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