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Wonderful atmosphere in the old town of Schaffhausen, half-timbered houses with painted facades... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carla S
Konstanz, Germany
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Quaint city, great for a stroll

After visiting the Rheinfall, stopping in Schaffhausen is a must! The pedestrian zone around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Babs S
Santa Barbara, California
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“lovely city”(4 reviews)
“the river”(8 reviews)
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Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Babs S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 30 August 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

Thank Pommieexpat
Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank CambridgeKev
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 24 July 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

Thank Martin V
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Schaffhausen. It is a pretty little town that is not overrun by tourists making it pleasant to wander. We were able to find parking in the center of town and then we just started strolling. There are some beautifully painted...More

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