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In Canton of Schaffhausen we recommend the following car rental offers

from 71 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Economy
e.g. Volkswagen Polo
13 Days from 29.09 - 12.10.2024
Example vehicle
from 79 $ per day
Compact

The most booked among rental cars

e.g. Volkswagen Golf
13 Days from 29.09 - 12.10.2024
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from 76 $ per day
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Economy
e.g. Volkswagen Polo
13 Days from 29.09 - 12.10.2024
Example vehicle

Located in the northernmost corner of Switzerland, the Canton of Schaffhausen is home to lush vineyards, the enchanting Rhine Falls, medieval towns, and serene countryside landscapes. Though small, this canton offers a unique blend of attractions that's sure to keep you entertained.

Traveling with a Rental Car

With a rental car, you'll have the freedom to explore the canton at your own pace. Thanks to its compact size, you can drive from one end of Schaffhausen to the other in just over an hour. But don't rush – there's plenty to see along the way!

Recommended Car Classes

A compact or economy car is perfect for solo travelers or small groups. Larger groups or families might prefer a minivan or SUV for extra space and comfort. Remember, roads in the Canton of Schaffhausen are well-maintained but can be narrow and winding in the countryside.

Must-see Attractions

Here are a few attractions you absolutely shouldn't miss:

  • Rhine Falls: Europe's largest waterfall, located just outside the town of Schaffhausen.
  • Munot Castle: This 16th-century fortress offers stunning views over the town of Schaffhausen.
  • Stein am Rhein: A beautiful medieval town known for its well-preserved, colorful buildings.
  • Rheinau Abbey: A former Benedictine monastery on a small island in the Rhine.

Driving and Traffic Rules

Don't forget: in Switzerland, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. Seatbelts are mandatory, phone usage while driving is forbidden, and speed limits are strictly enforced. The general speed limit is 50km/h in built-up areas, 80km/h on the open road, and 120km/h on motorways.

Culture and Climate

The lifestyle in Schaffhausen is laid-back and welcoming. The local language is German, but English is commonly spoken in tourist areas. Schaffhausen enjoys a moderate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters- perfect for both summer hikes and winter wines.

Currency Info

Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc (CHF). ATMs and card payments are widely accepted, but it's always good to carry a small amount of cash.

Local Events

Check out the annual Fasnacht, a colourful carnival celebrated in the spring, or the grand Winegrowers' Festival held every August in Hallau.

We hope this guide will help you enjoy a fantastic holiday in the Canton of Schaffhausen!

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