Schaffhausen is a Swiss town on the upper Rhine River, in a wine-growing area near the German border. Baroque buildings with bay windows and decorated facades dot the medieval old town, dominated by the 16th-century Munot Fortress. Nearby, the High Gothic church of St. Johann is known for its acoustics. Kloster Allerheiligen, a former Benedictine monastery, includes a Romanesque cathedral.
Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.