Family Time

Breathe in, let go and live your life: the whole family will love it here in Schaffhausen, which offers a contrast to life in a hectic big city. Here you will find the ideal conditions for a great future. 


Information on childcare provision for children and young people in the city and in the canton of Schaffhausen is available from «Koordinationsstelle für Kinder- und Jugendbetreuung der Stadt Schaffhausen» (German only), part of the Education Department of the local administration. Information and contacts for childcare in a family setting are available from «ZweiDihei» (German only).

Learning for life: education and training
The range of high-quality education and training available in the Schaffhausen area includes both private and state-funded schools, specialist schools for ballet and music (German only), the cantonal college providing access to university-level studies Maturitätsschule (German only) and a specialist business college Höhere Fachschule für Wirtschaft (German only) as well as many other private institutes. Advanced vocational programmes in informatics are available locally, along with teacher training Pädagogische Hochschule (German only).

If you want to study at university, there are many options within an hour’s travelling time. That includes institutions with a global reputation for excellence such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and the University of St. Gallen (HSG), a leading business school.

Let children be children: recreation time
The Schaffhausen area is a paradise for children: unspoiled nature offers lots of space for adventuring and discovering. There’s also an excellent range of sports and recreation facilities including the Aranea Indoor Climbing and Badminton Centre (German only) and the KSS Leisure Park (German only) which has a large pool, beach volleyball courts and an ice-rink.



Christoph Schärrer

Adrian Stettler

Economic Promotion
Canton of Schaffhausen

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