Schaffhausen is a municipality and the capital of the canton of the same name. Apart from three other towns, Stein am Rhine, Neunkirch, and Neuhausen a. Rhf., Schaffhausen lies on the northern bank of the river Rhine.
Schaffhausen, a wine-growing region near the German border, is a Swiss town on the upper Rhine River. Decorative buildings with bay windows and baroque facades mark this beautiful medieval old town, which is dominated by the 16th-century Munot Fortress. The High Gothic church of St. Johann, which is located nearby Schaffhausen, is known for its acoustics. A former Benedictine monastery Kloster Allerheiligen, includes a Romanesque cathedral.