Kloster Allerheiligen, a former Benedictine monastery in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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Allerheiligen Münster

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Completed in 1103, Schaffhausen’s cathedral is a rare, largely intact specimen of the Romanesque style in Switzerland. It opens to a beautifully simple cloister. The herb garden has been lovingly tended since the Middle Ages and is a tranquil spot for contemplation. Walk through the cloister to reach the Museum zu Allerheiligen for antiquities, artworks, and archaeological and natural history exhibitions.

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1. Museum zu Allerheiligen

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Entered via the cathedral cloister, the Museum zu Allerheiligen showcases treasures from Schaffhausen fossils to Etruscan gold jewellery. The art…

2. Haus zum Ritter

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The eye-catching Haus zum Ritter, built in 1492, boasts a detailed Renaissance-style fresco depicting a knight.

3. Herrenacker

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Framed by pastel-coloured houses with steep tiled roofs, this is one of Schaffhausen’s prettiest squares. In August it’s an atmospheric backdrop for music…

4. Herrenstube

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The late-baroque Herrenstube was built in 1748 and was once the drinking hole of quaffing nobles.

5. Fronwagplatz

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At the very heart of the Altstadt lies this square, flanked by ornate facades. The 16th-century Mohrenbrunnen marks the northern end of the old…

6. Metzgerbrunnen

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Marking the southern end of Fronwagplatz, the 16th-century Butcher's Fountain depicts a gallant-looking soldier bearing a sword and a shield emblazoned…

7. Mohrenbrunnen

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The 16th-century Mohrenbrunnen (Moor's Fountain) marks the north end of the old marketplace. The polychrome statue shows the Moorish king Caspar, one of…

8. Munot

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Steps lead up through terraced vineyards to this fine specimen of a 16th-century fortress. The unusual circular battlements were built with forced labour…