Northeastern Switzerland

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 the three wise men, bearing a golden cup and the coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire.

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1. 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…

2. 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…

3. Herrenstube

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

4. Zum Goldenen Ochsen

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The 17th-century Zum Goldenen Ochsen has a frescoed facade displaying an eponymous Golden Ox.

5. 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.

6. 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…

7. Vorstadt

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Schaffhausen is often nicknamed the Erkerstadt because of its 171 Erker (oriel bay windows), once a status symbol of rich merchants. Some of the most…

8. Zum Grossen Käfig

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The frescos of 16th-century Zum Grossen Käfig present an extraordinarily colourful tale of the parading of Turkish sultan Bajazet in a cage by the…