The city fortress is next to the Rhine Falls the landmark of Schaffhausen.
1564-1589 built by the Schaffhausen citizens in Fronarbeit. The construction principle can be compared with Albrecht Dürer's idea of a circular bastion, which is free on all sides and is encompassed by an extended moat in a way that an ideal all-round defense is possible.
The Munot bell from 1589 has been ringing by hand every night for over 400 years at 9 o'clock, signaling the closing of the city gates.
January 10, 2019
The Munot is a circular fortress in the center of the Swiss city Schaffhausen on the Emmersberg and is considered the landmark of the city. It was built in the 16th century from the ashlar and quarry stones of Malm, which is located here and in the surroundings; Shortly after the completion, there were the first doubts as to whether the plant corresponds to the state of military technology. It served only once for defense: in 1799 during the withdrawal of the French troops from the Austrians.
February 18, 2019
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