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Eastern Switzerland Sights

Fronwagplatz

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Updated 09/07/2012

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Lined with shops and cafés, this square is a favorite place for young people to stroll, especially in the evening. A large 16th-century fountain-statue of a prosperous burgher, the Metzgerbrunnen, watches over the marketplace. The clock tower's astronomical clock (1564) records not only the time but also solar eclipses, seasons, and the course of the moon through the zodiac. Across the square, a reproduction of the 1535 Mohrenbrunnen (Moor's Fountain) represents Kaspar

of the Three Kings. The original fountain is stored in the Museum zu Allerheiligen.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Updated 09/07/2012

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