70 Rhein Kanu
70 Rhein Kanu

Canoeing

Rhein Kanu

Rhein Kanu

Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen

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Rhein Kanu

Rhein Kanu

Experience a multi-pack of culture from crystal-clear waters. From thousand-year-old Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen’s attractions, interspersed with numerous historic buildings nestling in natural beauty. This is quite rightly called «Europe’s most scenic stretch of water».
You can enjoy a particularly cultural journey on one of Europe’s largest rivers. Between Bodensee and the Rhine Falls, the banks of the Rhine are lined with a unique concentration of sightseeing attractions.

Starting point is thousand-year-old Stein am Rhein, considered one of Switzerland’s most beautiful towns. You glide on crystal-clear waters, the current carrying you gently past historic houses, monasteries and fortifications, interrupted only by natural beauty and tempting bathing beaches. Numerous restaurants along the water’s edge cater for culinary delights. Most have their own landing stages.

On reaching Schaffhausen, a stroll through the lanes in the old town quarter is highly recommended. As a finale, make the climb to the old Munot fortress and let your gaze sweep over the Rhine once more. Or make a detour to the Rhine Falls. The torrents of water cascade down 23 metres, an impressive natural spectacle.
Experience a multi-pack of culture from crystal-clear waters. From thousand-year-old Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen’s attractions, interspersed with numerous historic buildings nestling in natural beauty. This is quite rightly called «Europe’s most scenic stretch of water».
You can enjoy a particularly cultural journey on one of Europe’s largest rivers. Between Bodensee and the Rhine Falls, the banks of the Rhine are lined with a unique concentration of sightseeing attractions.

Starting point is thousand-year-old Stein am Rhein, considered one of Switzerland’s most beautiful towns. You glide on crystal-clear waters, the current carrying you gently past historic houses, monasteries and fortifications, interrupted only by natural beauty and tempting bathing beaches. Numerous restaurants along the water’s edge cater for culinary delights. Most have their own landing stages.

On reaching Schaffhausen, a stroll through the lanes in the old town quarter is highly recommended. As a finale, make the climb to the old Munot fortress and let your gaze sweep over the Rhine once more. Or make a detour to the Rhine Falls. The torrents of water cascade down 23 metres, an impressive natural spectacle.
18 km | 1 Stage
easy | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Stein am Rhein
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Boat entrance point Stein am Rhein
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Dangerous spot
Waves after bridges at Hemishofen. Keep to the right of the river.

Waves at Rheinklingen. Avoid in good time.
Boat entrance point Diessenhofen
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Consideration
Scheduled boats between Stein a.R. and Schaffhausen. Stay close to the banks and out of the shipping lanes. Take the zone marked in white at Wiffen.
Boat exit point Schaffhausen
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General safety

Water level Rhine
Recommended outward flow: Neuhausen 100-500 m3/s.
SMS Code (send to number 237, resp. +41 79 807 41 41): Q 2288.
Daily measurement of outward flow

Protected area

Protected area
Travelling on the Rhine to Rheinklingen is prohibited for nature protection reasons from 1 October to 31 March.

Shallow gravel and sand banks, reed bed areas and submerged plant colonies may not be travelled over from 1 October to 31 May.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Schaffhausen
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein
Campingplatz Wagenhausen
Campingplatz Wagenhausen
Wagenhausen
Tilia Bed & Bike und Café
Tilia Bed & Bike und Café
Rheinklingen
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Bookable offers

Kajaktour Untersee und Rhein
Kajaktour Untersee und Rhein
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Places

Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein
Diessenhofen
Diessenhofen
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen
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Places of interest

Old town Stein am Rhein
Old town Stein am Rhein
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Hohenklingen Fortress
Hohenklingen Fortress
The Hochrhein
The Hochrhein
Munot Fortress
Munot Fortress
Old Town Schaffhausen
Old Town Schaffhausen
Museum zu Allerheiligen
Museum zu Allerheiligen
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Swimming

Lido Espi Stein am Rhein
Lido Espi Stein am Rhein
Steiner Riipark
Steiner Riipark
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