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Munot Schaffhausen Reviews

odiseya odiseya
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Viewing point trough centuries - Munot Feb 10, 2017
Trough narrow streets of Old town and up over numerous of steep stairs I entree in Munot – Schaffhausen’s landmark and symbol.

The Munot fortress is beautiful Renaissance fortress. Main part of tower It has a circular shape. It has two tower on different positions and deep pit all over the fortress. Nice!

It was built in the 16th century and current "look" is by design Albreht Albrecht Dürer. He was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg.

Position of Munot on the hill high over the Rihne river suggestion of it purpose trough centuries of its existence. For todays visitor still is a challenge even they come in "peace". Namely, you could approach to the top on two ways. I come from south part trough very long long steep trail with lots of stairs on two level, first to the top of local houses roofs, the with the first grapes enter in another longer stairways. I suggestion to take a time, it is a long way to the top. And even you came to the door of fortress, it is still long way to the top trough its dark and quite interior trough another stairs.

Second enter to the towns park on other side of fortress over a stone bridge on deep pit.

It is worth to claim to the Munot in any way or for any reason!

Address: Munotstrase 50

Directions: On the hill

Munot at close up
Munot entrance
Fortress base
Stairways to Munot
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odiseya odiseya
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Inside of Munot fortress Feb 10, 2017
Like a fun of architecture and fun of old fortress I was especially interested to explore whole fortress from every single level.

I discover two entrance and many upper space on the top with natural light. It was daylight in the time of my visit and there ware no other lights (and no necessary in that moment).

I like many simple catacombs and plain open to every corner of base of fortress. To the top you need to climb to the top by large stone spiral stairways. It is not easy, because you need put so much effort to came to the main gate of fortress in first place. Take a breath and enjoy in view to the town and river trough small window-shape crack on every corner.

And you are up! There is a very plain open cinema or something like that in ring shape. Many gates here so no more exploration. On two large open terrace you can enjoy in view on town and river on two angles. Enjoy!

There is interesting canons and simple metal picture or sketch of town under the fortress.

Address: Munotstrasse 50

Directions: Munot fortress on hill

Inside Munot fortress
Welcome to Munot fortress
Up to the top
Light on the top of fortress
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odiseya odiseya
214 reviews
Cultural experience in a historic setting Feb 10, 2017
The Munot fortress is not just a beautiful 400 years old symbol of town. There is not just a fantastic view over town and Rhine then much more.

For all visitors Munot is open from May till September from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. and from October till April from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. The town's landmark attracts both tourists and locals and hosts open-air movies, children's festivals, dance events and a wide range of other events. I found a current program on Towers door for Munot cinema open air 2012, it is open from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. It cost a 15 Fr per film. On the very top of fortress is open air cinema on open space.

Notice that private movie projection or parties are not allowed.

I notice also the small dog with owner, so this is truly attraction for all. Enjoy!
Cinema on Munot
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odiseya odiseya
214 reviews
Deer sanctuary Feb 10, 2017
I would see that this is very nice zoo. Well, it is not actually a zoo, of course. This is in fact a deer sanctuary.

In general this is fantastic addition to the fortress. Spacious moat all around the fortress now is place with deer.

First I come to the fortress with the high staircase. From that side you could not see the deer or mount. I see the little deer sanctuary from above, from exit/enter bridge. I am not sure it is aloud to visit the moat itself. From above it is very nice sight. I was surprised to see it and I think is good idea to build here a animal sanctuary.
Deer in the shade
Deer relaxing
Fortress moat
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odiseya says:
Nice, right!?
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
german_eagle says:
Ha! I didn't know about that.
Posted on: Feb 11, 2017
odiseya odiseya
214 reviews
Munot Rose Garden Feb 10, 2017
Munot Rose Garden (German: Munot Rosengarten) is nice park on north side of fortress. All complex covers an area of about 2000 km2. Nice place for relaxing after visit Munot.

It is designed it in the French Renaissance garden-style in 1981 thanks to the collaboration the town nursery with the Swiss association of rose lovers.

The rose flower beds are bordered off from the pathways and with low-growing box hedges. Due to the terraced arrangement there is a beautiful view from the top platform of the rose collection with its approximate 170 species and down to the Old Town. In the flower beds are most important species of all the varieties of roses.

Directions: On north side of Munot fortress
Munot Rose garden
Road to the Old town
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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
218 reviews
For a bird's eye view of the city Jul 11, 2014
The Munot is a circular 16th century fortification in the center of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. It is surrounded by vineyards and serves as the city's symbol. The ring-shaped fortress was built in the 16th century. Today it is a tourist attraction and serves as location for some of the city events and weddings! I was lucky enought to catch a wedding lunch taking place when i visited the Munot.

When u are up at the Munot, u can get the best view of the entire city since this is the highest point in Schaffhausen. At the base of the Munot (if you are lucky enough - if it aint too cold) you can see little goats or pony.

Every night at 9pm, the guardian of the Munot (still dressed in Medieval costume), i understand, he lives there high up in this tower, he will ring the bells by hand (mind u!) for about 5 to 10 mins to signify that the town gates and inns should be closed (as per in the Medieval age).

So if u ever come to Schaffhausen, you should this give this fortress a visit!
Foxyfauz at the Munot
Inside the Munt
The base of the Munot
View of the Munot
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