"'Oriel' Windows" Schaffhausen Things to Do Tip by pure1942
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Schaffhausen has the nickname 'Erkerstadt' because of the huge numbers of Oriel Bay Windows (or Erkers) which litter the Old Town centre. These highly ornate windows were added to the buildings as a display of wealth by the rich town's people mainly during the 17th century. There are around 170 of these beautiful bay windows in the town of Schaffhausen!
See my pictures for close ups of a selection windows.
Directions: The bay windows can be seen all over the Old Town of Schaffhausen
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