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Schaffhausen Travel Guide, Switzerland

Schaffhausen is the German name of the town and its French counterpart is Schaffhouse. Travelers would have a great time exploring the exotic beauty as well as the cultural variety that this enchanting town offers, which could be found in the northern part of Switzerland. Schaffhausen is the capital of the region that bears the same name and the population is around 33,527.


This town is situated at 47°42′N and 8°38′E, having an area of 31 square kilometers. Schaffhausen is a vibrant town located along the right bank of Rhein and to the western part of Lake Constance.


Schaffhausen generally boasts of a really favorable weather. In fact, the town is considered as the city that gets the least amount of rainfall in the eastern part of the country. It has northerly climate and Rhine also influences the weather in this town due to its proximity. The weather conditions in Schaffhausen are ideal for plenty of outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking.


The residents of this town mostly speak German for the region is almost completely bordered by Germany, a country that lies to the north, west, and east of the Swiss region.


The town of Schaffhausen’s legal tender is called the Swiss Franc. The banknotes of this currency are issued in several denominations such as tens, twenties, fifties, hundreds, two hundreds, five hundreds, and Swiss Francs also come in one thousand notes. Values that are smaller than ten francs are issued by the banks in the form of coins.


The celebrated white Riesling wine is cultivated in Schaffhausen. But the key industries in this city are the manufacturing of machineries as well as metal goods. Other notable industries in Schaffhausen are the jewelry and watch production. Some minor industries here are those of leather goods, woolen textiles, glass, paper, cement, and chemicals, among others. At Rheinau, there is a hydroelectric power plant that generates electricity for the region. The town of Schaffhausen also utilizes a huge amount of the much-needed electricity generated at Rheinau.


The downtown area of Schaffhausen is serviced extensively and considerably well by the regional buses. Renting a car is also a good option but there would be places where a bus would be more convenient to take. Trains are also available in the city to transport passengers from one place to the other.

Schaffhausen is not just a picturesque and quaint town in Switzerland. The quality of life here is very good and tourists would be presented with a vast array of choices regarding possible leisure and entertainment. There would truly be no lack of activities and attractions in this enthralling city called Schaffhausen.


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  • WazlingThe big waterfall called Rheinfälle
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    The Rheinfälle at Schaffhausen are really some kind of nature play. Big and impressing the rive Rhine has got waterfalls there. You can either look at it from the sides of the river on viewing plattforms or you can take a boat, going to...
  • WazlingWaterfalls of the Rhein River
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are at Schaffhausen, you should take a look at the well knwon Waterfalls of the River Rhein there. Also the surrounding nature is worth to wander around.
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