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Excerpt from swissvistas.com:

Many of the town houses have richly painted facades. Wealthy merchants competed in adorning their houses with bay windows, then considered a status symbol - and an ideal place from which one could observe the life in the streets in privacy. Over 170 of these oriel windows are still intact and adorn the houses built in the Renaissance period.

Tags:   Oriel Windows Schaffhausen Switzerland

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Excerpt from vontobel.com:

As with the previous “SitzBank” campaigns, private individuals, companies and associations were invited to buy bench “blanks” – raw workpieces – from which they would produce a finished bench. With each participating organization and individual responsible for the design of their own bench, the range of finished products runs the gamut from benches that were thoroughly re-sawn and decorated to others that were simply painted in imaginative or clever ways. On a walk through the city, viewers will truly marvel at the huge variety of designs. If you want to admire the benches as well, these works of art will still be on display in Schaffhausen until the end of October. Afterwards, the benches will all be auctioned for charity.

Tags:   Sitzbank '13 Schaffhausen Switzerland

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Excerpt from Wikipedia:

The Rhine Falls is a waterfall located in Switzerland and the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the High Rhine on the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen (SH) and Zürich (ZH), between the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall (SH) and Laufen-Uhwiesen/Dachsen (ZH), next to the town of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland.

They are 150 metres (490 ft) wide and 23 metres (75 ft) high. In the winter months, the average water flow is 250 m3/s (8,800 cu ft/s), while in the summer, the average water flow is 600 m3/s (21,000 cu ft/s). The highest flow ever measured was 1,250 cubic metres per second (44,000 cu ft/s) in 1965; and the lowest, 95 cubic metres per second (3,400 cu ft/s) in 1921. The falls cannot be climbed by fish, except by eels that are able to worm their way up over the rocks.

The Rhine Falls were formed in the last ice age, approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago, by erosion-resistant rocks narrowing the riverbed. The first glacial advances created today's landforms approximately 500,000 years ago. Up to the end of the Wolstonian Stage approximately 132,000 years ago, the Rhine flowed westwards from Schaffhausen past Klettgau. This earlier riverbed later filled up with gravel.

About 132,000 years ago the course of the river changed southwards at Schaffhausen and formed a new channel, which also filled up with gravel. Part of the Rhine today includes this ancient riverbed.

During the Würm glaciation, the Rhine was pushed far to the south to its present course, over a hard Late Jurassic limestone bed. As the river flowed over both the hard limestone and the easily eroded gravel from previous glaciations, the current waterfall formed about 14,000 to 17,000 years ago. The Rheinfallfelsen, a large rock, is the remnant of the original limestone cliff flanking the former channel. The rock has eroded very little over the years because relatively little sediment comes down the Rhine from Lake Constance.

Tags:   Rheinfall Waterfalls Neuhausen Switzerland

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Excerpt from booking.com:

The Hotel Am Markt is situated in the pedestrian area of the Viktualienmarkt market place in Munich and is just a 1-minute walk away from Marienplatz.
The public transport services (underground and urban railways) take you directly to the airport, the main railway station and the new exhibition centre in Riem.

Public parking is 5 minutes away. Loading and unloading is possible in front of the hotel.

Tags:   Hotel am Markt Munich Germany Hotels

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Excerpt from Wikipedia:

The Lion Tower on the southeastern side of Rindermarkt is a 15th century water tower, with frescoes of birds, trees and characters.

Tags:   Lion Tower Lowenturm Rindermarkt Munich Germany


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