Schaffhausen has a population of around 36,000 people and is nestled between the city of Zurich and the German state Baden-Württemberg on the Swiss border right on the River Rhine. The charming town offers a wide range of cultural, sporting and leisure activities and so, the highest standard of living. There is also affordable housing and excellent public transport links.
Stadttheater Schaffhausen: From September to May, around 80 drama, music, children's or dance theater performances with artist ensembles from around the world take place at the Schaffhausen’s town theater.
Museum zu Allerheiligen: The Museum zu Allerheiligen, in Schaffenhausen’s picturesque Old Town (Altstadt), unites exhibits on the theme of archeology, history, art and natural history all under one roof.
Munot: The Munot, a 16th-century fortification built from ashlar and quarry stone, is Schaffhausen’s landmark.
Stars in Town: The open-air concert festival brings the biggest names from the international music scene to Schaffhausen’s Old Town once a year.
Town Festival: The “Schaffusia” town festival transforms the whole center of Schaffhausen into a huge festival.
Schaffhausen awaits you with a choice of education and further education institutions:
- International School of Schaffhausen – internationally recognized schooling from kindergarten to junior college/Matura
- Kantonsschule Schaffhausen (Matura school)
- Höhere Fachschule für Wirtschaft (technical college for economics)
- Pädagogische Hochschule Schaffhausen (teacher training college)
Rhine Falls: The Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe and a popular tourist attraction. The beautiful riverscape between Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein also invites you to take a relaxing stroll.
Adventure Park: The rope park with different courses is sure to give you an adrenalin rush and offers another view of the Rhine.
KSS Leisure Park: A water, ice and wellness park with a comprehensive range of exciting leisure activities for young and old.
Whether for rent or for sale, Old Town apartment or an industrial chic loft, Schaffhausen offers living space for every budget and every taste.
Schaffhausen is well-connected to the public transport network. By train, Schaffhausen is 38 minutes from the main train station in Zurich. Our headquarters on the Baumgartenstrasse are a few minutes’ walk away from Schaffhausen train station and the new Manufakturzentrum is just a short bus ride away. If you travel to work using public transport, IWC will also contribute to your season ticket.
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In the summer of 2017, my current manager approached me and asked whether I could imagine becoming a part of his team and make the move from Geneva (Richemont) to Schaffhausen (IWC).
My son, my partner, and I moved to Schaffhausen at the beginning of 2018. This was one of the best decisions I have made. Out of all of the towns that I have lived in up until now, Schaffhausen is my favorite. The short distances within Schaffhausen, the ideal public transportation infrastructure (I am at work within 10 minutes) and the many different shopping opportunities, which include the proximity Konstanz and Zürich, as well as the great school system, have contributed to this.
However, my favorite experiences so far were made this summer with all of the different activities on the Rhein: a quick dip in the Rhein during my lunch break (the Rhy-Badi public swimming pool is located right next to the IWC offices) or floating down the river in inflatable rafts on the weekend with a cozy picnic on the banks.
I have found a great team here in Schaffhausen, with whom I enjoy working with very much. This makes me excited to come to the office every day.
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