From 10 to 22 strong rain or thunderstorms with dry intervals. Temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees.18°


Over the mediaeval Old Town of Schaffhausen looms the imposing Munot fortress. The houses of the Old Town are richly decorated with oriel windows and lavishly painted facades. The town, located on the High Rhine between the Black Forest and Lake Constance, and surrounded by vineyards, is a popular destination for holidays and day-trips.
The town of Schaffhausen is in the northernmost corner of Switzerland, in the “knee” of the Rhine in Eastern Switzerland on the border with Germany. It owes its origins to the Rheinfall waterfall: the settlement arose where shippers needed somewhere to unload and stack their goods when avoiding the rapids that were impassable for ships.

The traffic-free Old Town of Schaffhausen is considered one of the prettiest in Switzerland, on account of its many oriel windows and lavishly painted facades. Many of the fine guildhouses and merchant’s houses date from Gothic and Baroque times. The lively Old Town is very good for shopping. The town began with the street market in what is now the Vordergasse. The minster of the All Saints Monastery is considered the largest Romanesque sacred building in Switzerland. Also at the monastery of All Saints is the largest cloister in Switzerland with the associated herb garden, an oasis of peace.

The emblem of the town, the Munot fortress, can be seen for miles. The ring-shaped stronghold was built between 1564 and 1589 to a design by Albrecht Dürer. You can see far and wide from the battlements. Every evening at 9 p.m., the Munot guard who lives in the tower rings the Munot bell, which used to be a sign that the town gates and inns should close.

In the area to the north of Schaffhausen, in the hilly region of the Randen, and on the vine-clad slopes of the Klettgau, there are lovely walks and cycle rides and you can enjoy a tasty drop of Pinot Noir. Learn about how the wine is made during a one-hour walk along the Blauburgunderland Panoramaweg or in the Museum of Viticulture in Hallau.

The riverside landscape along the Rhine is a lovely area for cycling, walking and boating. The popular Untersee Lake-Rhine boat trip from Schaffhausen to Kreuzlingen is nearly 50 km long. The section of river between Schaffhausen and the well-preserved little mediaeval town of Stein am Rhein, with its frescos and painted houses, is particularly charming. The Benedictine monastery of St. Georgen now houses the monastery museum. Over the town towers the castle of Hohenklingen.
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From 10 to 22 strong rain or thunderstorms with dry intervals. Temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees.18°



From 10 to 22 strong rain or thunderstorms with dry intervals. Temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What activities are popular in Schaffhausen?

What types of activities are available in Schaffhausen?

In Schaffhausen, you can engage in the following types of activities: Hike, Mountain bike, Camping, Biking, Culinary, Gourmet tour, Bathing and swimming, Climb and E-Bike.

What places are located near Schaffhausen?

Near Schaffhausen, you can find St. Gallen, Appenzell, Wildhaus, Bad Ragaz and Glarus.

Which public transport options are available to reach Schaffhausen?

Schaffhausen is accessible by boat, by train, by car, by local bus and by bus.