Monument and landmark

The Munot had lost its defensive use

In the 19 th century, the Munot had lost its defensive use and was left to decay. At times it was even used as a quarry. Schaffhausen resident Johann Jakob Beck (1786–1868) recognized the value of the decaying Munot and was able to save its destruction with the help of the Munot Association (founded in 1839).

To this day, the Munot Association, together with the city of Schaffhausen, is responsible for the maintenance, operation and protection of the Schaffhausen landmark.

The maintenance of historical buildings is always an exciting task. All interventions must be carefully considered. On the one hand, the building should remain usable and defy the ravages of time for a long time, on the other hand, its character with all the traces of an eventful life must not be lost.

Bild: Stadtarchiv Schaffhausen, J 02.05.13/007

Munot in disrepair, Johann Friedrich Wagner, circa 1840.


Restoration work on the Munot, 2015.