The beautiful nature of the Rhine and the Rhine Falls, the unique historic charm of the medieval town of Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein, the fresh and fruity wines of the Schaffhauser Blauburgunderland and so much more – Schaffhauserland is a small paradise, which brings surprises with great experiences.
Schaffhausen There are 171 bays to discover in the magical medieval town – no other town in Switzerland has more. The Scafhusun Villa acquired the mint money right on 10th July 1045, and the city was mentioned in official documents for the first time. These days, the Middle Ages and the modern era meet in Schaffhausen, in a refreshing way. At the Munot Fortress, the landmark of Schaffhausen, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Rhine the surrounding villages.
Rhine Falls – the largest waterfall in Europe The Rhine Falls is a magnificent spectacle! At a width of 150 m, huge masses of water crash down on the rocks beneath – witness the thundering noise! The most impressive experience is to feel the full force of this spectacle from the Rhine Basin. Take heart: the journey and the ascent to the central hill is something that you cannot miss. From Laufen Castle, perched high above the Rhine Falls, the panoramic route will take you to the roaring waters.
Stein am Rhein The charm of the medieval town Stein am Rhein instantly leaves visitors under its spell. The Hohenklingen Castle stands high above the old town. The climb is rewarded with a breathtaking view of South Hegau, Lake Constance and the Rhine landscape. Incidentally, the Benedictine abbey in Stein am Rhein is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in Switzerland.
Schaffhauser Blauburgunderland The queen of all red wines – the Pinot Noir grape – is cultivated on 75% of the vines in Schaffhauser Blauburgunderland. Wine producers named the Schaffhauser Blauburgunderland (the largest contiguous vineyard in German-speaking Switzerland) after it. This is a place where visitors look forward to drinking sessions, diversity, proximity to nature, and colourful Spring and Autumn festivals which go far beyond the wine.