Old town Schaffhausen

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a variety of yummy breads for breakfast
After waking up at 4:30am from jet lag, I finally went back to sleep after maybe an hour, but woke up eventually about 8:30am. Kevin had already gotten up and Christine (Kevin's step-mom) went to the bakery and got all sorts of breads for breakfast. We sat at the winter garden and enjoyed ouor breakfast, tea, coffee, juice, etc. It was a bit cool in the morning, but it looked like a good day was in store.

Kevin's dad designed his own house, being an architect. Their house was open and bright, with lots of plants indoors and out on the patio. The winter garden is a bit like a greenhouse, with glass all around, so when it's cool or wet or snowy, they can enjoy it without being affected by the weather. It's obviously one of their favorite rooms! We both tried out his rowing machine for a few minutes of exercise, played with Douglas the dog.
map of old town Schaffhausen, we came in from the top and walked down the left main street, then turned right toward the river, then to the Munot (the round fort at right), then back down, through the convent at the bottom


About noon we went for a walk down to the old town of Schaffhausen without the dog, so Chuck talked to every dog we met along the way. He really likes Douglas. Of course we missed our puppies at home, but we can't take them everywhere :(

Old town was very colorful, and lots of people sitting at the ourdoor cafes and restaurants. It was warm in the sun. We walked toward the Rhien River, and stopped at the restaurant of the old customs house for a drink. Afterwards, we climbed up to the Munot (Munotverein), a fort dating back to the 1500's, a famous local landmark. It is situated on the top of a hill, with grape vines along the hillside. It is a stone structure. We went up from behind the customs house.
buildings along the main street in old town
On the side of the fort were a couple of deer in the shade of the moat (or what used to be a channel which had water from the Rhein used to flood or deter enemy climbing up!) crossing the moat, we entered the Munot fort, the bottom part was very interesting stone basement with many round skyholes, made for a very interesting photo! Up a spiral ramp to the top, where there was a command view of the city and river below. Tables were out on the round courtyard and around the perimeter for various city activities. Nothing was going on when we were there. There were a couple of canons too pointing in the direction of the river below.

We climbed down the stairs through a vineyard back into town, and then went through an old convent, out through the town square, which was not very active. Back on the main street of old town, we had an ice cream cone and then slowly headed back home after about 4 hours in town!

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a variety of yummy breads for brea…
a variety of yummy breads for bre…
map of old town Schaffhausen, we c…
map of old town Schaffhausen, we …
buildings along the main street in…
buildings along the main street i…
painted buildings
painted buildings
more painted buildings
more painted buildings
street cafes
street cafes
Kevin and his dad at the fountain …
Kevin and his dad at the fountain…
Kevin, me and his dad
Kevin, me and his dad
view of old town, notice the looko…
view of old town, notice the look…
old town
old town
cute mice on cheese in a bakery
cute mice on cheese in a bakery
old town main street, we had some …
old town main street, we had some…
painted old building
painted old building
and its view window
and its view window
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another view of the painted build…
a fun display across the street fr…
a fun display across the street f…
church
church
along the Rhein, the custom house …
along the Rhein, the custom house…
on the way up to the Munot
on the way up to the Munot
on the way up to Munot fort
on the way up to Munot fort
the munot fort, the deer are in th…
the munot fort, the deer are in t…
the Munot fort
the Munot fort
the bridge over the moat to the fo…
the bridge over the moat to the f…
sign of the Munot
sign of the Munot
the neat base level of the Munot
the neat base level of the Munot
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another view in the base level of…
going up the ramp to the top
going up the ramp to the top
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view from the top of the Munot at…
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view of the town from the top of …
top of the Munot
top of the Munot
another view of the top of the Mun…
another view of the top of the Mu…
looking up the ramp
looking up the ramp
view of town through the grape vin…
view of town through the grape vi…
looking back at the Munot watch to…
looking back at the Munot watch t…
the spice garden inside the convent
the spice garden inside the convent
in the convent arched hallways
in the convent arched hallways
door of the churt
door of the churt
colorful street signs in old town
colorful street signs in old town
more colorful street signs
more colorful street signs
and this types of dragon heads wer…
and this types of dragon heads we…
Rheinfall, the largest waterfall b…
Rheinfall, the largest waterfall …
The Rheinfall, waterfall of the Rh…
The Rheinfall, waterfall of the R…
another view of the Rheinfall
another view of the Rheinfall
the restaurant at the Rheinfall wh…
the restaurant at the Rheinfall w…
Christine and Chuck
Christine and Chuck
Kevin and Portia at dinner
Kevin and Portia at dinner
another view, with the Rheinfall o…
another view, with the Rheinfall …
Rheinfall at night
Rheinfall at night
Rheinfall at night
Rheinfall at night
Rheinfall at night, with the almos…
Rheinfall at night, with the almo…
view of Rheinfall at night, the st…
view of Rheinfall at night, the s…
night view of the Rheinfall, the l…
night view of the Rheinfall, the …
Schaffhausen
photo by: portia