North City Gate Tower, Schaffhausen: Overall view



The northern gate of the city is the Schwabentor. The tower itself was first mentioned as the “new tower” in 1361, built as a defense against the Swabians. It was later added to in 1555 and 1608. In 1782 it was capped with a Mansard roof and cupola (and clock with chimes); these were destroyed by fire in 1932 and in 1933-1935 it was restored back to an earlier version, with a simple hipped roof.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Schwabentor, Schaffhausen

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Towers

  • Plazas

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Sixteenth century

Place of Creation
  • +47.699643+8.635394

  • Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

  • Schaffhausen

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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