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Hemmental coat of arms
State : SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Canton : Canton of SchaffhausenCanton of Schaffhausen Schaffhausen (SH)
District : Schaffhausen
Municipality : Schaffhauseni2
Postal code : 8231
former BFS no. : 2934
Coordinates : 685 870  /  287598 coordinates: 47 ° 44 '0 "  N , 8 ° 35' 0"  O ; CH1903:  six hundred and eighty-five thousand eight hundred seventy  /  287598
Height : 586  m above sea level M.
Area : 10.78  km²
Residents: 599 (Dec 31, 2015)
Population density : 56 inhabitants per km²
Website: www.hemmental.ch
View of the Hemmental

View of the Hemmental

Hemmental (Switzerland)
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Parish before the merger on January 1st, 2009

Hemmental was a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland until December 31, 2008 .

On January 1, 2009 Hemmental was incorporated into the city ​​of Schaffhausen .

coat of arms


Diagonally quartered by red and blue, each with a six-pointed gold star.

The oldest coat of arms of the Hemmenthal community is found in 1597. It depicts a beetroot with green leaves on a black shield. There is no coat of arms from the next 200 years. Not until 1814 is a seal found, on which the ploughshare is now shown as a symbol for agriculture. When the coat of arms was cleaned up in 1951, the historical coat of arms was not very well received, as today it is claimed that Hemmenthal did not have a suitable soil for beet. Instead, four stars were chosen, which symbolize the four original courtyards from which Hemmenthal arose.


Hemmental is nestled between the heights of the Randen at the beginning of the Hemmentalertal , which runs southeast to Schaffhausen . The Hemmentalerbach flows through the valley.

Historic aerial photo by Werner Friedli from 1964


The two most common family names in Hemmental are Schlatter and Leu.



On September 17, 1909, 9 houses were destroyed by the Hemmental village fire . 10 families with 51 people became homeless.

The Hemmental explosion occurred in 1967.

Merger with the city of Schaffhausen

On April 27, 2008, the citizens of Hemmental as well as those of the city of Schaffhausen agreed to a merger agreement, which was to merge the two communities into a single community under the name Schaffhausen. In the ballot box in Hemmental, the decision was extremely tight with 187 votes in favor against 184 against with an absolute majority of 186 votes and a participation of 95.7%. In the city of Schaffhausen there was a clear result with 7,444 yes to 3,599 no.

After the cantonal council (cantonal parliament) of the canton of Schaffhausen approved the merger agreement with 69 to 1 on June 2, 2008, the municipality of Hemmental was incorporated into the city of Schaffhausen on January 1, 2009.


Hemmental is connected to Schaffhausen by an asphalt side street on which a bus line runs during the day. A partly asphalted side road leads over the Randen to Beggingen .

Located at the end of a large valley, where the main valley fans out into countless small side valleys, there are innumerable paths in all directions for hikers and mountain bikers.


Hikes on the heights of the Randen .


The numerous associations form an important part of village life.

Web links

Commons : Hemmental  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bruckner-Herbstreit, Berty: The emblems of the state of Schaffhausen and its communities, Reinach-Basel 1951, pp. 215-216