Rhine Falls, early February. The thermometer marks 4 degrees Celsius below Zero and the sky is overcast. The flat light and the bare vegetation confer the scenery a dreary and desolate aspect. Very few tourists face the biting cold this morning to visit the Rhine Falls. What a contrast to the noisy crowd that visits this popular tourist attraction during the summer. And yet, even in this melancholic winter look the Rhine Falls keep up their appeal.