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An old city with 171 bay windows and artistically painted facades, a majestic fortress above the town, with a guard who has been ensuring law and order since 1377. A visit to the city of Schaffhausen is like a journey through time.

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The city of Schaffhausen came into being at the location where trading ships had to set anchor because the Rhine Falls made it impossible to travel further. And if it weren't for modern people, shops and electric light in the narrow streets of the Old Town, one might imagine having been transported back to those times. Many of the town houses with the richly painted facades and the innumerable bay windows were built in the Renaissance period.

The city's landmark, the Munot, towers high above the town. The ring-shaped fortress was built in the 16th century. The position of the guard is even older than the fortress itself. The list of guards dates back to the year 1377, and it is nearly complete.

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Season
All year
Time required
2 to 4 hours (half day)
Suitable for children with age
14+ years
Suitable for
Groups, Individual, Couples
Weather
Indoor, Outdoor
Category
Education, Urban

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Language
German
Group Size
1 - 80

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Schaffhauserland Tourismus
Herrenacker 15
8201 Schaffhausen
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)52 632 40 20
Fax +41 (0)52 632 40 30
info@schaffhauserland.ch
schaffhauserland.ch
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Schaffhausen
Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein
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Schaffhauserland Tourismus
Herrenacker 15
8201 Schaffhausen
Phone +41 (0)52 632 40 20
schaffhauserland.ch

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