Schaffhausen, the Ideal Day Trip from Zurich


Last weekend my dad and I decided to go somewhere new close to Zurich. We wanted to go somewhere on the train, but not too far away, and not too expensive. Switzerland is notorious for being outrageously expensive and their trains are no exception. A one-hour ride can cost you upwards of 30 Swiss Franks each way. After a few days of thinking my dad had a brilliant idea for our weekend day-trip, Schaffhausen!

Schaffhausen is a small city located about 45 minutes by train from Zurich. It’s most known for being home to Europe’s largest waterfall, Rhine falls. Also, not to be overlooked is the remarkable downtown city filled with Renaissance era architecture and buildings dating back hundreds and hundreds of years, still standing in mint condition. There are numerous stunning churches with massive clock towers peering over the city, as well as the famous preserved cannon fortress, Munot.

The Day

We started off our day leaving the flat in Zurich at 9:30AM. We took the tram down to Zurich Hauptbahnhof, better known as Zurich HB-the main train station in Zurich, and also the largest train station in Switzerland. This station can be a day attraction in itself, but that’s …read more

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