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Schaffhausen, the capital city of the northernmost canton of Switzerland, is outstanding because of its medieval world setting. If these human creations of the medieval world enchant you, the Rhine Fall is certain to captivate you. A vacation in this fascinating city is certain to inspire you for repeated visits.
This capital city belonging to the county of the same name is accessible from Zurich, the nearest airport location. Cheap flights to Schaffhausen are operated by different airline companies. Schaffhausen has an intriguing history of being bombarded by Allied Forces during World War II by mistaking it as German territory. This city was rebuilt keeping its old warm charm intact.
Buildings reflecting Renaissance architecture line the streets and lanes of this city. As you walk along these streets or cycle your way through the city, you would be amazed by its tranquil charm. Discover Fronwag Tower with Moor’s fountain and Metzgerbrunnen, an idol of a mercenary, all belonging to the 16th century. While trudging along the quaint lanes of this city, you would never fail to recognize an entire stretch of houses with the city’s insignia displayed on their facades and also their oriel windows.
As you move eastwards from Fronwagplatz, you reach Vordergasse and can locate the Council House or Rathaus built in the 15th century. Ratslaube, the Council Arcade dating back to late 16th century, and The Grossratssaal or Great Council constructed in the 17th century also stands out as brilliant pieces of architecture. A fine example of Roman architecture is the pillared Schaffhausen Minster. This church with colored glass windows, wooden pulpit and bronze font is reminiscent of medieval architecture. To the east of this Minster, you would find Osannaglocke or Hosanna Bell believed to be the inspiration of Schiller’s poem ‘Song of the Bell’. This bell dates back to 1486. You must never miss out on the All Saints Museum and Contemporary Art Museum while visiting this Swiss city.
After completing your city tour, you might head for the Rhine Falls located about 4 km away. A cycle trip downstream along River Rhine takes you to the highest waterfall in Europe.
There are several hotels in Schaffhausen to take care of your accommodation while on vacation in this county capital. Schaffhausen could be reached by car or train from Zurich. It takes about an hour to reach this city from Zurich. Cheap flights to Schaffhausen from all parts of the world are available easily.