Schaffhausen in a glimpse
Schaffhausen is a city-canton which entered the Swiss Confederation in 1501. It is Switzerland's northernmost canton and is mostly agricultural land.
In 1944 Schaffhausen was bombed by the United States Air Force, killing 40 people — it was later determined that the daylight raid was an accident, due to a navigational error.
The current population of Schaffhausen is 35,036.
From Zürich Hbf an hourly S-Bahn suburban train, line S16, runs towards Thayngen, stopping at Winterthur among others and taking 57 minutes to Schaffhausen. A single ticket costs CHF 26.60/adult or CHF 13.30/child; however, if you have an all-zone Zürich day/monthly/annual pass, this is reduced to CHF 8/adult or CHF 4/child. For visitors to the Rheinfall, which is south of Schaffhausen, an all-zone ZVV pass is sufficient, see below
From Zurich: Take the A4/E41 direction north. It will lead you right into the city. Note that you need a vignette for all Swiss motorways.
"Chatzezüngli", (en: kitten tounges) are a speciality of Schaffhausen. You can get a box of this chocolate either in the confectionery at the Vordergasse or at their shop inside the train station.
Eat Doner/Kebab stands are spread all over the city, restaurants are easy to find in the old city too.
Where to go out for some drinks
Where to Sleep
Where to go out to party
In the old town of Schaffhausen, there are a lot of bars and night-clubs and some of them are open till 05:00 in the morning. Some bars are open every day, and the clubs are usually open friday and saturday night.
The "Orient" Club, directly in the old town opens Thursday till Saturday and is open till 04:00, sometimes till 05:00. Near the rhine, there are the club "TapTab" and "Kammgarn" which serves differents events and music.