Albrecht Durer's "folly" in Schaffhausen
The Munot was called Albrecht Durer's folly by de Shepherd because
only an artist such as Durer - who is thought perhaps to have designed it - could conceive of a Swiss fortress with an impressive but vulnerable
design on the German side of the Rhine. A single cannon shot was enough to bring it crashing to the ground. To crown it all the folly's
bell for sounding the alarm was flawed ; it was cracked. Whether or not the cracked bell was intended it leaves the Munot unsurpassed as the folly of follies.
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