March 8, 2012
Posted by Melissa Colgan
Guten Morgen from beautiful Switzerland! I am here to cover the Baselworld watch and jewelry shows and before we head off for our first day of appointments, I thought I'd share a few images from the charming town we are calling home for the next week. Schaffhausen lies in Northeast Switzerland just a few miles from the German border. In fact, it is so close to Germany that it is the only Swiss city to have been bombed (by Allies, no less) as it was mistaken for Germany during a WWII attack.
We are staying at the Hotel Kronenhoff and spent the afternoon yesterday exploring our surroundings in Shaffhausen's medieval Old Town. Here's what I saw.
1 In Schaffhausen, it seems that every three storefronts there is either a sweets shop (like this), a cheese shop, or a chocolate shop.
2 How delicious do these little pies, tarts, and loaves look? Yum!
3 It is hard to tell from this photo, but the glaze on these donuts absolutely glistened!
4 I love the idea of doing a mixed pastry dessert bar at a post-wedding brunch.
5 More tempting sweet…
6 Ah, pretzels stuffed with cheese?! Yes, thanks!
7 The gorgeous, pastel colored homes along the river Rheine could have fit in with the color palette for our spring issue.
8 More beautiful buildings along the river.
9 Even the ducks in Switzerland are more beautiful! This one had the most gorgeous emerald green coloring.
10 And another little duck swimming up to us on the River Rheine. They were disappointed we didn't bring any of those sweets to share.
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