This public square is the heart of Schaffhausen's old town. Herrenacker is a great place to simply relax on a bench under the shade of a tree and watch the world pass on by. A prominent feature of the square is a dancing fountain. On warmer days the square resounds with the joyful laughter of children as they dash between the water jets of the fountain. Herrenacker is also popularly known as the venue of the annual Stars in Town festival. Other cultural events like medieval jousting tournaments, festivals, fairs and concerts are often hosted at Herrenacker as well. Several restaurants, bars and entertainment destinations can be found around the square.