Munot Fortress

Local nameMunot
LocationSchaffhausen, Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

The Munot is a circular 16th century fortification in the center of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. It is surrounded by vineyards and serves as the city's symbol. The ring-shaped fortress was built in the 16th century. Today, it is a tourist attraction and hosts various events.

Earliest presence of a castle dates to 1379.

The current complex was built between 1564 and 1589 under the city master builder Heinrich Schwarz, probably to the knowledge of Albrecht Dürer's work of a circular fortification.It is one of the few examples of the transition from a castle to a modern Fortress. The Munot was part of the city fortifications.

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Opening hours

May - Sep: 8 am - 8 pm
Oct - Apr: 9 am - 5 pm

Guided tours are offered in German, Engish, French and Spanish.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +41 52 625 42 25

Address Munotstieg 17, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Coordinates 47°41'48.853" N 8°38'23.575" E

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