City of bay windows, culture and Father Rhine
The picturesque old city centre from the renaissance, gentle vineyards and the Rhine’s clear water form the backdrop of the enchanting city of Schaffhausen in Switzerland’s canton of the same name. The historic city centre is marked by grand magnificent buildings that were constructed by the guilds. Munot Castle rises above the city, just like an imposing cherry on the cake.
THE EXACT LOCATION
The Vienna House Zur Bleiche Schaffhausen is located centrally in Schaffhausen, close to the main station and on the outskirts of the old town. Schaffhausen lies between Lake Constance and the Black Forest. The entire region offers many opportunities for rewarding trips by bike, boat or postbus. You will find the headquarters and production facilities of numerous renowned international companies here.
With an upward glance
Take a walk through the vehicle-free allies and streets of the historic city centre and enjoy a scenic guided tour with the grocer “Brunhilde of Wunderstätten“ to take a closer look at the city of 171 bay windows. Haus zum Äusseren Engel (House of the Outer Angel), Haus zum Oberen Höfli (House of the Upper Farm), Haus zum hinteren Glücksrad (House of the Back Wheel of Fortune) or Haus zum Paradiesvogel (House of the Bird of Paradise) are only some of the illustrious names of the houses that are full of old stories from their gables via their facades to their entrance doors.
The Rhine fall is Europe’s biggest waterfall and a spectacular experience in every season of the year, particularly in summer, when 600,000 litres of water per second fall 23 metres into the depth. Get a close look during boat tour no.1 (the yellow line) to the Rhine fall rock. In the Adventure Park Rheinfall, dare-devils will get a spectacular view of the Rhine fall from a zipline.
Watches and chocolate are typical of Switzerland – the Swiss stand for high quality, precision and craftsmanship. In an exclusive museum that is just a short walk from the hotel, the famous watch manufacturer IWC looks back on its rich history. In the city centre, chocolatier Thomas Müller will seduce you with truffles, chocolate and his unique Pastels®.
A swim in the Rhine
If you want to swim against the stream, you can do so safely in Switzerland’s oldest Kastenbad (a public bath in the river) – the Rhybadi. The historic river bath lies in the river Rhine like a boat and offers its guest cooling down and entertainment after work. The “Fluba”, the public bath in Flurlingen, is a simple river bath with sandy banks a little further downstream.
An indulgence for heart and soul
The little bell of Schaffhausen’s landmark Munot that tolls for five minutes every night at 9:00 p.m. is always pulled manually. And then it’s high time for a glass of Swiss white wine that will perfectly pair with the local specialties, Schaffhauser Rieslingsuppe (white wine soup) or Zwiebelwähe (onion tart). Those with a sweet tooth should absolutely try Schaffhauser Züngli – crunchy hazelnut almond cookies filled with butter cream.
The Vienna House Zur Bleiche is located opposite Schaffhausen main station. From here, trains of the Swiss Railways (SBB) go to Zurich and Stuttgart, Interregio trains of the German Railways go to Ulm and Basel. You may also take the S-Bahn to numerous other places in the area around Zurich.
If you want to travel by plane, go to Zurich International Airport. From there, take the S 24 directly to Schaffhausen.
- Main station (100 m)
- City centre (400 m)
- Zurich airport (40 km)
Lat: 47.699251 | Lon: 8.632343