Sluices tour to Eglisau

Sluices tour to Eglisau

After a tour of the Rhine Falls basin, the boat glides down the Rhine to the Rheinau power station. There, the boat is transported over the first sluice, for which the guests have to leave the boat and can watch as the boat is pulled to the other side with the trolley. The journey then continues past the Rheinau monastery island to the second sluice, which is also overcome. The journey then continues along Rheinau, under the 200-year-old wooden bridge, to the third and final sluice, the «Stollenauslauf». After overcoming the last sluice, the natural flow of the Rhine begins and the rest of this eventful trip to Eglisau begins.

Line boat trip highlights

Experience the Rhine Falls up close
Wonderful view of the monastery island of Rheinau
Exclusive overcoming of 3 sluices
Idyllic ambience on the Rhine
Duration: 2 ¾ - 7 hours

Registration required up to 5 days before the event.

Details Sluices tour to Eglisau
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Sluices tour to Eglisau in detail

Immediately after the start at the Rhine Falls, you will experience the Rhine Falls up close before we glide down the Rhine into the «Rhenish Amazon». After around 30 minutes, we reach the Rheinau power station, where the boat has to overcome the first weir step. To do this, you leave the boat and walk the 100 metres along the tracks while the boat is pulled to the other side on a trolley - a unique spectacle!

The journey then continues past the monastery island of Rheinau to the second sluice, where the boat is again transferred by trolley. Continue along Rheinau, under the 200-year-old wooden bridge that connects Jestetten/Altenburg with Rheinau, to the third and final sluice «Stollenauslauf».

Now the natural flow of the Rhine begins. If you wish and book in advance, we can serve you a "Rhine Falls or Fisherman's Feast", which you can enjoy during the trip. Pass Ellikon, the numerous beaver tracks (you might even be lucky enough to see one!), the mouth of the Thurm, Rüdlingen with a view of Buchberg church, Tössegg (mouth of the Töss) and finally Eglisau.

Important information

  • Online registrations are accepted up to 5 days before the event
  • Dogs are not permitted on the sluice trip.
  • We are happy to serve you a cold meal if you order in advance (5 days before the event). Drinks are at your disposal and do not need to be pre-ordered.
  • The round trip from the Rhine Falls to Eglisau and back takes 7 hours, including a 45-minute stopover in Eglisau. The boat trip can also be booked in one direction only (from the Rhine Falls to Eglisau 2 ¾ hours, from Eglisau to the Rhine Falls 3 ½ hours)
  • There is no toilet available on the ship
  • In bad weather, the ship is glazed all round with panes of glass

Further information and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Departures

From May to September, the lock cruise departs every 2nd Sunday.

The boat departs from Rheinfall at 10.00 am and from Eglisau at 1.30 pm.

Cancellation rules

The ticket you have purchased is only valid for the date and departure time you have selected.

Rebookings up to 5 days before the event can only be made directly with Ernst Mändli AG.

Tips and preparation for a successful boat trip

We recommend that you arrive at the landing stage 10 minutes before departure time.

Mooring points

The sluice trip starts from the Rhine Falls at the Schlössli Wörth landing stage. If you are travelling from Schloss Laufen, the boat trip to Schlössli Wörth is included in the ticket price.

If you are travelling upriver to the Rhine Falls, the trip departs from the landing stage in Eglisau at 1.30 pm.

Our mooring points

Arrival Rhine Falls

We recommend travelling by train to "Neuhausen Rheinfall". From there, you can reach the landing stage in a leisurely 15-minute walk (also suitable for wheelchair users).

Alternatively, we recommend travelling to "Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall", from where you can walk to the boat landing stage in approx. 5 minutes. Please note that this route is not wheelchair accessible. The crossing to Schlössli Wörth is included in the ticket price.

If you are travelling by car, parking spaces are available at the Rhine Falls for a fee.

Arrival Eglisau

We recommend travelling by train to Eglisau. From there, you can reach the landing stage in a leisurely 15-minute walk.

Alternatively, we recommend travelling by bus 542 or 543 to "Eglisau, Städtli", from where you can walk to the boat landing stage in approx. 5 minutes. Please note that these routes are not wheelchair accessible.

If you are travelling by car, parking spaces are available in Eglisau for a fee.

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