Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in

Diessenhofen
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 3, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Cycling in

Diessenhofen
Geo-Route
Geo-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–Schaffhausen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 6, Kreuzlingen–Schaffhausen
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Seerücken-Route
Seerücken-Route
Stage 1, Schaffhausen–Kreuzlingen (Siegershausen)
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Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Mountain biking in

Diessenhofen
Schaffhauserland Bike

Canoeing in

Diessenhofen
Rhein Kanu
Rhein Kanu
Route 70, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Diessenhofen
Diessenhofen

Diessenhofen

Diessenhofen lies on the Hochrhein between Stein am Rhein and Schaffhausen. The tiny Thurgau town has retained its medieval appearance. Its landmarks are the Siegelturm and the St. Katharinental Abbey with its late-baroque church.
The main road leads under the arched gateway of the Siegelturm, the landmark of Diessenhofen, where seals (Siegel) and documents have been held since medieval times. Worthy of note: the tower clock with astronomical symbols for the twelve signs of the zodiac, above them a lunar clock showing the phases of the moon.

The Museum «kunst + wissen» is located in the Oberes Amtshaus. Together with the adjacent Hänkiturm and remains of the medieval town wall, the building with its striking stair tower forms an important architectural-historical ensemble on the banks of the Rhine. The museum has a permanent exhibition on fabric printing and dyeing and on the Thurgau artist Carl Roesch (1874 - 1979).

The covered bridge over the Rhine was first mentioned in a document in 1292 and is the link to Gailingen, the neighbouring German municipality on the north bank. Unterhof Castle is located on the shipping pier. The pier is served by scheduled boats which link the Bodensee towns of Kreuzlingen and Konstanz with Schaffhausen on the Rhine Falls.

About 15-minutes walk upstream is the former St. Katharinental Dominican Abbey. The interior of the abbey church is considered a highlight of late baroque in Switzerland. Magnificent altars, pictures and ceiling paintings as well as the ornate baroque organ set with angels as musicians, the work of Thurgau master organ builder Johann Jakob Bommer from 1735 - 1741, give the interior its impressive character. The abbey complex is a now a rehabilitation clinic.

The Rhine banks offer inviting walks and cycling tours. Excursion destinations a little further away include neighbouring German Hegau.

Highlights

  • St. Katharinental - former abbey, the interior of the abbey church is considered a highlight of late baroque in Switzerland.
  • Medieval old town with wooden bridge over the Rhine.
  • Cruises on the Untersee and Rhine - between April and October scheduled boat service between Kreuzlingen and Schaffhausen.
  • Museum «kunst + wissen» - Exhibitions of contemporary art, fabric printing and dyeing, and the work of the Thurgau artist Carl Roesch (1874 – 1979).
Diessenhofen lies on the Hochrhein between Stein am Rhein and Schaffhausen. The tiny Thurgau town has retained its medieval appearance. Its landmarks are the Siegelturm and the St. Katharinental Abbey with its late-baroque church.
The main road leads under the arched gateway of the Siegelturm, the landmark of Diessenhofen, where seals (Siegel) and documents have been held since medieval times. Worthy of note: the tower clock with astronomical symbols for the twelve signs of the zodiac, above them a lunar clock showing the phases of the moon.

The Museum «kunst + wissen» is located in the Oberes Amtshaus. Together with the adjacent Hänkiturm and remains of the medieval town wall, the building with its striking stair tower forms an important architectural-historical ensemble on the banks of the Rhine. The museum has a permanent exhibition on fabric printing and dyeing and on the Thurgau artist Carl Roesch (1874 - 1979).

The covered bridge over the Rhine was first mentioned in a document in 1292 and is the link to Gailingen, the neighbouring German municipality on the north bank. Unterhof Castle is located on the shipping pier. The pier is served by scheduled boats which link the Bodensee towns of Kreuzlingen and Konstanz with Schaffhausen on the Rhine Falls.

About 15-minutes walk upstream is the former St. Katharinental Dominican Abbey. The interior of the abbey church is considered a highlight of late baroque in Switzerland. Magnificent altars, pictures and ceiling paintings as well as the ornate baroque organ set with angels as musicians, the work of Thurgau master organ builder Johann Jakob Bommer from 1735 - 1741, give the interior its impressive character. The abbey complex is a now a rehabilitation clinic.

The Rhine banks offer inviting walks and cycling tours. Excursion destinations a little further away include neighbouring German Hegau.

Highlights

  • St. Katharinental - former abbey, the interior of the abbey church is considered a highlight of late baroque in Switzerland.
  • Medieval old town with wooden bridge over the Rhine.
  • Cruises on the Untersee and Rhine - between April and October scheduled boat service between Kreuzlingen and Schaffhausen.
  • Museum «kunst + wissen» - Exhibitions of contemporary art, fabric printing and dyeing, and the work of the Thurgau artist Carl Roesch (1874 – 1979).

Arrival and return Diessenhofen

Adresse

Carreisen Hager
Obertor 3
8253 Diessenhofen
Tel. +41 (0) 52 646 42 42
tourismus@diessenhofen.ch
www.diessenhofen.ch

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Hiking in

Diessenhofen
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 3, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Cycling in

Diessenhofen
Geo-Route
Geo-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–Schaffhausen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 6, Kreuzlingen–Schaffhausen
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Seerücken-Route
Seerücken-Route
Stage 1, Schaffhausen–Kreuzlingen (Siegershausen)
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Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Mountain biking in

Diessenhofen
Schaffhauserland Bike

Canoeing in

Diessenhofen
Rhein Kanu
Rhein Kanu
Route 70, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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