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Giessen Waterfall near Ruenenberg Switzerland 3

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The 'Giessen' waterfall drops over a 18 meter cliff in the Basler Jura Mountains into a very romantic little valley close to Ruenenberg in the canton of Baselland.


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A: Giessen Waterfall near Ruenenberg Switzerland 2

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