Le Vieux-Manoir in Merlach

In 1907, Laure Mallet-Chatoney built a summer residence on the shores of Lake Murten (lac du Morat, canton of Fribourg). The villa in Merlach (Meyriez) was at that time one of the most modern houses in the canton. One of his ancestors had bought a plot of land here in the 18th century and the … Read more » “Le Vieux-Manoir in Merlach”

Laufen Castle

The Rhine waterfall  (Rheinfall) at Schaffhausen, or rather Neuhausen, was at the time called “Grosses Lauffen”. The castle (Schloss Laufen) still bears this name. The first mention dates from the year 858. At the time, the castle was the ancestral seat of the Lords of Laufen, but over the centuries it had many owners, including … Read more » “Laufen Castle”

All Saints in Schaffhausen

The Münster in Schaffhausen was initially a monastery church of the Benedictine Abbey of All Saints (Allerheiligen), which was founded by Count Eberhard von Nellenburg (1015-1078) in 1050. The Münster was completed in 1064 and is now one of the best preserved Romanesque three-aisled basilicas in Switzerland. This is partly due to the non-completion of … Read more » “All Saints in Schaffhausen”