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Obertorturm

Bahnhofstrasse 2, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Old Ruins

About Obertorturm

The Obertorturm in Schaffhausen's old town was first mentioned in a document in 1273 as “zem obern tor”. It is the oldest preserved building of the city fortifications.



Attractions near Obertorturm

Haus zum Ritter0.24km from Obertorturm

The facade of the Haus zum Ritter features one of the most important Renaissance frescoes north of the Alps. The original frescoes by Tobias Stimmer were taken off the facade in 1935, preserved and displayed in the Museum zu Allerheiligen. The mural depicts and praises the civil virtues.

Reformierte Kirche St. Johann0.3km from Obertorturm

St. Johann is a Protestant church in the old town of Schaffhausen. The origin goes back to a Romanesque church around 1000. One of the famopus l;ilgrimage cenrtres in this area and also a popular torusit destination too.

Museum zu Allerheiligen0.34km from Obertorturm

The Museum zu Allerheiligen is one of Schaffhausen’s most significant places of interest. Here, archaeology, history and art as well as natural history converge under one roof. In addition to its extensive permanent exhibitions, the museum hosts between six and eight special exhibitions each year.

Kloster Allerheiligen is a former Benedictine monastery in the Swiss municipality of Schaffhausen in the Canton of Schaffhausen. The church Münster Allerheiligen is the oldest building in Schaffhausen and houses also the Museum zu Allerheiligen. Today the convent houses the Museum zu Allerheiligen, an art museum and a natural history museum, the monastery garden, and the buildings of the former convent, including the library.

The Munot Fortress was built in the 16th century by the inhabitants of Schaffhausen in enforced labour and characterizes the cityscape to this day. The town’s landmark attracts tourists and locals. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Old Town and the Rhine river scenery into the far distance. For over 400 years, the landmark of Schaffhausen, the Munot, has been proudly overlooking the town.

Rhine Falls2.42km from Obertorturm

The Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, offers the visitor a magnificent spectacle.  The Rhine Falls offer the visitor the grandiose spectacle of the largest waterfall in Europe!  The imposing natural spectacle was created 17,000 years ago and has become the main attraction for countless visitors from all over the world. One of the main tourist attractions in this area and it is famous for its natural beauty.

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Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe and lie on the border of the canton of Schaffhausen.