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Top 23 attractions you must visit in Schaffhausen

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About Schaffhausen

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.

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Attractions in Schaffhausen

Aussichtsturm Hochwacht Wildensbuch
Aussichtsturm Hochwacht Wildensbuch8252 Schlatt bei Diessenhofen, Switzerland
Viewing Decks

This 36-meter wooden tower was located in well-developed hiking trails and can be easily reached from the surrounding villages. It offers a wonderful view of the charming and diverse Zurich wine county. The tower is a joint project of the former civil parish of Wildensbuch. The viewing platform is ascended via 186 steps and 2 intermediate landings. Next to the tower, there are various seats and a display board with the most important data of the tower.

Aussichtsturm Petersboden
Aussichtsturm Petersboden8180 Bülach, Switzerland
Viewing Decks

The Petersboden observation tower is a 25-meter high observation tower in the municipality of Rorbas in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland. The tower is a donation from master builder Walter Egg - Gattiker. He built it in 1978 for the 100th anniversary of his company. The observation tower can only be reached on foot. From the parking lot at the highest point of the "Alte Bütbergstrasse," you can reach the Petersboden tower in about 15 minutes via a well-developed hiking trail with no great di

Freudenfels Castle
Freudenfels CastleSchlossweg, Postfach, 8264 Eschenz, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

A castle nestled in the fantastic countryside high above Lake Constance. This baroque manor house, surrounded by vineyards and with views of Stein am Rhein, is an inspiring setting in which to come up with new concepts and creative ideas. The library and the fireside lounge, along with the beautiful rose garden, are perfect places to retreat to and recharge your mind.

Hagenturm8232 Merishausen, Switzerland
Viewing Decks

The Hagenturm is a 40 meter high steel lattice tower near Merishausen on the Randen . It was built in 1989 on behalf of the federal government in just three weeks and replaced an earlier tower that was built for surveying purposes. The design comes from the Schaffhausen engineer Erwin Klaiber. The tower stands at 908.5 meters above sea level, about 93 meters south of the highest point in the canton of Schaffhausen .

HasenseeHasensee, 8524 Uesslingen-Buch, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Hasensee is an idyllic small lake and is located 2 km south of Nussbaumen and about 1 km northwest of the village of Buch b. Frauenfeld. Its western and eastern basins are only connected by a short and narrow flow. The total area of ​​the lake is 11 hectares. In the east basin, the shores drop fairly flat to a maximum depth of 5.8 m. In the smaller western basin, also called "Upper Lake" by fishermen, the maximum depth is 7.3 m.

Haus zum Ritter
Haus zum RitterVordergasse 65, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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.

Hohenklingen Castle
Hohenklingen CastleBurg Hohenklingen, 8260 Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

The Hohenklingen Fortress, an example of a medieval fortress built on a hill, is situated 590m above sea level, overlooking the picturesque little town of Stein am Rhein on a Nagelfluh, summit, that runs in a west-east direction. Today the fortress is privately owned and has been almost completely restored to its original condition.

HüttwilerseeHüttwilersee, Hüttwilen, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Hüttwilersee is a lake in the Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland. It is located near two other lakes, Nussbaumersee and Hasensee, on the border of the municipalities of Hüttwilen und Uesslingen-Buch. One of the famous picnic area which is flourished with natural beauty and also this place offers an opportunity for swimming and fishing.

IrchelIrchel, 8414 Buch am Irchel, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other

The Irchel is an elevation in the Canton of Zürich, located at the Rhine between the Töss and Thur rivers, on the territory of Buch am Irchel, Berg am Irchel and Freienstein-Teufen, separating the Andelfingen and Bülach districts. It is an outlying ridge of the Jura, rising to 694 m, lying east of the Lägern. Historically, it was part of the Germanic Limes. The name is from a Helvetic word for "stag".

Kloster Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
Kloster Allerheiligen, SchaffhausenKlosterstrasse 16, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other

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.

Munot club - guides and information
Munot club - guides and informationMunotstieg 17, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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.

Museum zu Allerheiligen
Museum zu AllerheiligenKlosterstrasse 16, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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.

NeuburgNeuburg, 8265 Mammern, Switzerland
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

Neuburg - the most important and largest castle complex on the southern shore of the Untersee. In the middle of the 13th century , the barons of Klingen built the keep and the palace that still stand today. The hill fort was demolished in 1745. Today, however, extensive ruins with remains of the large curtain wall can still be seen. From the main castle , the foundation remains of are the keep received.

NussbaumerseeNussbaumersee, 8537 Hüttwilen, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Nussbaumersee is a small lake between Nussbaumen and Uerschhausen, both in the municipality of Hüttwilen in the Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland. Its surface area is 25.2 ha . Hüttwilersee and Hasensee are located in the same valley. One of the beautiful picnic locations and also you can spend some time fishing and can have a cycle ride through this area.

ObertorturmBahnhofstrasse 2, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Old Ruins

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.

Randenturm Beringen
Randenturm BeringenVorderi Ebeni-Strasse, 8222 Beringen, Switzerland
Viewing Decks

The Beringer Randenturm is a steel frame construction built in 1998 above Beringen on the Randen in the canton of Schaffhausen . It is 26 meters high and offers a wide view of the Klettgau and the Alps. The viewing platform can be reached via 137 steps and six intermediate landings. There are two seats and four panorama boards on this platform.

Reformierte Kirche St. Johann
Reformierte Kirche St. JohannKirchhofpl. 7, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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.

Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen
Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen8217 Wilchingen, Switzerland
National Parks

The Schaffhausen Region has a unique, traditional cultural landscape. The Randen hills, the vast vineyards, and the Rhine, define this region. The park has an area of 161 square kilometers. Unique in Switzerland is the fact that the park perimeter goes beyond the country's borders.

Rheinbrücke Diessenhofen–Gailingen
Rheinbrücke Diessenhofen–GailingenRheinbrücke, 8253 Diessenhofen, Switzerland

The Rhine bridge Diessenhofen – Gailingen is a road bridge that spans the High Rhine between Diessenhofen and Gailingen and the border between Switzerland and Germany. It is the only completely preserved wooden bridge on the Upper Rhine and is one of the Pfahljoch bridges that are rare today .

Ruins of Radegg
Ruins of Radegg8218 Wilchingen, Switzerland
Old Ruins

The Ruins of Radegg are the ruins of a spur castle built around the year 1200 in the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland and destroyed around the year 1300. It is located high above the Wangental on a spur of the Rossberg which drops off steeply on three sides in Osterfingen in the municipality of Wilchingen.

Map of attractions in Schaffhausen