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Although I used to work in Schaffhausen some 40 years ago, I visited the Altstadt for the first... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hugo W
London, United Kingdom
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Wonderful atmosphere in the old town of Schaffhausen, half-timbered houses with painted facades... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Carla S
Konstanz, Germany
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“the river”(9 reviews)
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All reviews old town lovely city the river take your time nice stroll nice town to visit painted buildings wander around cobble stone swiss german enjoyed our visit few hours pedestrian zone short walk nice place train station day trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although I used to work in Schaffhausen some 40 years ago, I visited the Altstadt for the first time since then, and I seem to have totally forgotten is beauty. Just strolling through the main street with its many interesting side streets to explore the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere in the old town of Schaffhausen, half-timbered houses with painted facades, old fountains, but modern Shopping.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

After visiting the Rheinfall, stopping in Schaffhausen is a must! The pedestrian zone around Vorstadt is beautiful, with many small, local shops, restaurants with patios on the street, musicians and beautiful painted houses!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

There are so many beautiful buildings in the Old Town. The town is small and easy to explore. Loved the town!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A lovely little town outside Zurich and a beautiful Alstad. Great to walk around at dusk and have dinner thereafter.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited Schaffhausen after going to Rhinefall and Munot Castle - we arrived via car and managed to find a car park (parking meter - with coins) close to the Plaza . Great ice cream from a vendor cart and so just sat there and relaxed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Get a map from the tourist information office and take a leisurely stroll around the town. There is lots to see and this can include a visit to IWC the Swiss watch manufacturers museum. Based on reviews we read, we chose not to do this....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Enjoyed an afternoon walking through this city. We visited on a Sunday and were unable to enjoy any of the stores, but had a delightful time walking and enjoying coffee in one of the several open coffee shops and bakeries.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank I3348AHlisas
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Our idea for old town Schaffhausen: Go there around 9 o‘clock on a Saturday. Take a parking space in the Herrenacker - Parking (underneath in the center). Go first to the Bauern - market and buy a good selection of fruits and vegetables. Our favourite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

We took a day trip from Zurich to visit Rhine Falls, Stein am Rhine and Schaffhausen. Prior to leaving for Switzerland, we went online to purchase the Swiss Saver Day pass for 52 CHF to allow for a full day of train travel. The tricky...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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