Schaffhausen is situated approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Bern, and approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Zurich.
Visiting this popular region can be not only relaxing, but an adventure too; so why don't you take to the road and explore a few of the other fabulous towns and cities around Schaffhausen. Opfikon and Daellikon are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in Northern Switzerland.
Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south of Schaffhausen is Zurich, a regional center home to Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich Town Hall (Rathaus) and University of Zurich. Letzigrund Stadium, Swiss National Museum and Helvetia Square (Helvetiaplatz) are just a handful of the other attractions that await.
To really get an understanding of the present, you need to return to the past. Northern Switzerland's fascinating traditional villages are a great place to start.
Why not take advantage of a good local guide and sign on for a specialised tour? Cycling tours and city walking tours are popular here.
Make sure you let your tastebuds loose in Northern Switzerland's cafés and restaurants. No trip to Switzerland would be complete without sampling mostbröckli (marinated beef) or siedwurst (boiled sausage). Sample appenzeller biber (gingerbread) after your feast. This is a common choice for locals and travelers. Pale lager is a much-loved drink here. So find a bar, kick back and see what you think.
When your time is up in Schaffhausen, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your Swiss francs on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to this special place.