The Munot, towering over the town of Schaffhausen, is its main landmark and a beautiful example of an early fort. This circular fort was built around 1580, based on plans devised by Albrecht Dürer. Throughout its history it only had to withstand a siege once, in the year 1799 - apart from that, residents of Schaffhausen have been using it peacefully and keenly so. Among other things, the fort hosts Munot balls, theatre and live music, children’s festivals or outdoor film screenings. If you venture to the top of the building, you will experience a spectacular view. Also, entry is free and the vines on the surrounding hillsides provide the base for the popular “Munötler” wine, which is available throughout town.