Eastern Switzerland

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Eastern Switzerland - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Münster zu Allerheiligen

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This beautiful cathedral, along with its cloister and grounds, dominates the lower city. Founded in 1049, the original cathedral was dedicated...Read More

  • 2. Rheinfall

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The Rheinfall is 492 feet wide, drops some 82 feet in a series of three dramatic leaps, and is split at the center by a bushy crag straight...Read More

  • 3. Fronwagplatz


    Lined with shops and cafés, this square is a favorite place for young people to stroll, especially in the evening. A large 16th-century fountain...Read More

  • 4. Gerberstube

    Notable Building

    A pair of lions frames the doorway of the remarkable baroque building, which is the former drinking spot of the Tanners' Guild. A two-handled...Read More

  • 5. Haus zum Ritter

    Historic Home

    The city's finest mansion dates from 1492. Its fresco facade was commissioned by the resident knight, Hans von Waldkirch. Tobias Stimmer covered...Read More

  • 6. Munot

    Military Sight

    Built between 1564 and 1589 in full circle form based on an idea by Albrecht Dürer, the massive stone ramparts served as a fortress allowing...Read More

  • 7. Museum zu Allerheiligen


    This excellent museum on the cathedral grounds houses an extensive collection of ancient and medieval historical artifacts. The period rooms...Read More

  • 8. Schmiedstube

    Notable Building

    With its spectacular Renaissance portico and oriel dating from 1653, this building is an embodiment of Schaffhausen's state of suspended animation...Read More

  • 9. Schwabentorturm

    Military Sight

    Once a part of the city wall, the tower dates from 1361. Inside the arch on the keystone is a relief from 1933 that bears a wise caution for...Read More

  • 10. Zum Goldenen Ochsen

    Notable Building

    This late-Gothic building had a Renaissance-style portico and oriel window added to it in 1608. Flanking the windows are three floors of exterior...Read More

  • 11. Zur Wasserquelle and Zur Zieglerburg

    Notable Building

    This rococo duplex dates from 1738; since they are now private residences, you can see them only from the outside. Across the street are the...Read More

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