Kloster/Museum zu Allerheiligen, Der Kreuzgang. Foto/Photo: TES.

The largest Cloister of Switzerland

The monastery of All Saints in Schaffhausen was founded in 1049. It was dedicated to the Saviour, the Holy Cross, the Mother of God Mary and all saints.

The largest cloister in Switzerland was built in the 12th century. The cloister was originally entirely Romanesque. However, the southern side was rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 15th century; the western side, which has not been preserved, also underwent a Gothic renovation.

The cloister was extensively renovated in the Romanesque style in 1902. The cloister garden served as a burial place for the regimental families of Schaffhausen from 1582 to 1874. More than fifty epitaphs are a reminder of this. Today, the cloister is part of the Museum of All Saints.

(Source and further information:  Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen)