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James.UK 13.10.2010 23:21

From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Hello all,

Im moving to Schaffhausen with my wife and two young daughters in January. We are English speaking only at the moment and are intending to send our daughters to local schools, not sure where, as our relocation company are sourcing apartments for us at the moment. Any advice on this would be much appreciated. Our daughters are aged 7 years and 8 months.Also is there much of an expat community in schaffhausen, it would be good to get some local intel when we get there.

Cheers James.

biff 13.10.2010 23:39

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
There is enough of an international community for Shaffhaussen to have a small International School. The one mostly expat social group that I have had involvement with is the Shaffhaussen hash House harriers, who meet on friday evenings for a run, a drink and a meal. - a friendly, light hearted group of people.

Meisie 13.10.2010 23:42

From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Hi :) welcome and good luck with your move.. Nice your employers arehelping out. I'm not sure about the expat community in Schaffhausen but I'm sure someone here will be along to help you out:).

Edit: just saw biff's post.. Thanks biff!

Wollishofener 13.10.2010 23:42

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
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Originally Posted by James.UK (Post 976543)
Hello all,

Im moving to Schaffhausen with my wife and two young daughters in January. We are English speaking only at the moment and are intending to send our daughters to local schools, not sure where, as our relocation company are sourcing apartments for us at the moment. Any advice on this would be much appreciated. Our daughters are aged 7 years and 8 months.Also is there much of an expat community in schaffhausen, it would be good to get some local intel when we get there.

Cheers James.

Welcome to the forum, welcome to Switzerland, and welcome to Schaffhausen (not living there but grandmum lived there, we often were there on lengthy visits and I now live on Schaffhauserstrasse). Schaffhausen may have the size of Paddington-Bayswater, but is far more beautiful. Not only has Schaffhausen a sizeable expat community, but it by train is less then an hour away from Zurich-downtown.


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watch out here in the forum about events also in that town, as well as in Winterthur (30mins away) and in Zürich (50mins away) !

James.UK 13.10.2010 23:47

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Thanks for the welcome!!

Camupa 14.10.2010 00:02

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Welcome in advance:)

Regarding where to live, like anywhere there are good and not so good areas. If you're planning on living in Schaffhausen town (rather than the smaller towns and villages in the canton) I'd recommend the areas of Buchthalen, Emmersberg or Breite (but not Nord Breite). You could also consider living in Feuerthalen, which is a smaller town just across the Rhein - as it's in Canton Zurich, the taxes are lower, though rent will be a bit higher. I'm sure others will have suggestions too.

vicladyuk 14.10.2010 09:22

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
hi james

and welcome to our neck of the woods.

schaffhausen and the surrounding area is absolutely beautiful and we have a large expats community. there are many big english speaking firms here and a large group of americans coming next year too. in addition to the hash harriers there is another group of expats that meet every friday evening at zaks bar in the town too.

housing in schaffhausen can be difficult to find depending on what you are looking for but dont discount the outlying towns too like fuerthalen, flurlingen, dachsen etc. they are very close to town and have good schools and (i can only speak for dachsen) we have quite an international mix of people too.we also have a train station so getting to the bigger places like winterthur and zurich is very easy.

if you want any further info etc send me a pm, if i can help i will or i may know someone who can help you.....thats how we survived the first few months :)

sonia

James.UK 14.10.2010 21:23

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Thankyou Sonia,

I will be messaging you soon for some info and generally pick your brains.

Cheers James.

grnfish 14.10.2010 22:10

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Hi there,

I'm also new in Schaffhausen... small and beautiful city that I can say for sure.

Which company you will join here in Sch?

ValeC 14.10.2010 22:33

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Hi All!
So cool that so many people are coming to Schaffhausen! I am also going to relocate there in about a month or so.

I have just been in through the house hunting process and the agency that helped me was great. We had some really nice options to choose from, both in town and a bit outside (charm compensates distance).

I hear that the expat community is quite lively and active, I cannot wait to try this out by myself and I will report back!

Good luck with the move!
ValeC

ErnieH 14.10.2010 22:48

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Welcome to Schaffhausen :)

Only been here just over a month myself :) Been to 1 meet at the Zaks Bar -was fun... hoping to get there tomorrow...

I live in the town below Munot - great location - love the area -

shazzles 14.10.2010 22:48

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
Hi james and welcome to switzerland, i moved to schaffhausen a year ago now from the uk, what part of london are you from ??

just to say that the forum have helped me a great deal.

James.UK 16.10.2010 10:27

Re: From London to Schaffhausen in January.....Hello im new
 
hello everyone, nice to hear from you all.

grnfish, my wife has joined Covidien AG, a healthcare company in neuhausen and i am going to be a man of leisure for the first six months taking care of the children while we settle and find our feet.

ErnieH, sounds good, no doubt once we get there i will be joining you all at zaks.

shazzles, we are originally from east london and moved out to Essex four years ago.

how have you all found schaffhausen so far?


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