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Home  »  Switzerland Tourist Attractions  »  The Munot fortress and the Old town of Schaffhausen

The Munot fortress and the Old town of Schaffhausen


the Old town of SchaffhausenThe impressive fort of Munot was built by the inhabitants of Schaffhausen from 1564 - 89.This towering fort was built under the direction of Heinrich Schwarz, and is based on the fortification design of Albrecht Dürer.The fort was built as battlement post. Today the fortress is a highly visited attraction and is also a venue for many children’s carnivals, balls, open air performances and movies.

The old town of Schaffhausen has the air of medieval era with narrow streets and is 100% car free. The houses of the old town are decorated with richly designed oriels. The walls of the houses are painted with colorful murals. In summers the narrow streets turns into an open air shopping promenade where one can stroll and shop.

For those who are looking for a peaceful and tranquil experience a visit to the herbal garden in the premises of the former All Saints chapel is a rewarding experience. The many museums are home to a rich collection of art and artifacts.  

The imposing natural marvel of the Rhine falls is worth a visit. Famed as Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall the roars of the water will enthrall you. There are options of boat cruise to the middle of the fall.

How to reach the Munot fortress

By bus: Line 4 from train station
On Foot: a brisk walk of 15 minutes from train station
By car: up to "Munot" Parking

Opening hours of the Munot

May 1 to September 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 1 to April 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tourist attractions in Schaffhausen

The Munot fortress and the Old town of Schaffhausen Hallen für neue Kunst (Modern Art)
Stein am Rhein Excursion by boat to the Untersee and the Rhine River

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