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Stein am Rhein
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Stage 2, Steckborn–Stein am Rhein
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ViaRhenana
Stage 3, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Uferweg Stein am Rhein
Uferweg Stein am Rhein
Route 905, Stein am Rhein–Stein am Rhein
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Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 1, Stein am Rhein–Wil SG
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 1, Romanshorn–Stein am Rhein
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Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 2, Stein am Rhein–Friedrichshafen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 6, Kreuzlingen–Schaffhausen
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Wyland–Downtown
Wyland–Downtown
Stage 1, Stein am Rhein–Winterthur
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Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Schaffhauserland Bike
Schaffhauserland Bike

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Bodensee Kanu
Bodensee Kanu
Stage 2, Berlingen–Stein am Rhein
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Rhein Kanu
Rhein Kanu
Route 70, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein, with its intact old town quarter, charming lanes, splendid timber-framed houses, oriel windows and facade paintings, is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval small towns in the German-speaking world.
Stein am Rhein (Schaffhausen) lies at the western end of the Untersee lake, where the Rhine flows out of the Bodensee. The town owes its name, Stein (rock), to a mighty granite rock on the small group of Werd Islands immediately before the town. The Wagenhausen provost building and the St. Othmar pilgrimage church from the 15th century are further Werd Island treasures.

Historic buildings, their facades adorned with beautiful paintings and oriel windows, surround the impressive town hall square. The small town owes the award of the Wakkerpreis by Swiss Conservation Society to its carefully preserved old town quarter. The town is dominated by the well-kept Hohenklingen Castle perched on a small rocky spur. The square tower from around 1250 is built mainly from boulders and rubble. Also elevated is the Burg Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, its baroque onion spire seen from afar. The oldest religious site in Canton Schaffhausen is within a 3rd-century Roman castle.

In an attractive position on the Rhine is the former St. Georgen, Benedictine Monastery complex with its 12th century church. The medieval monastery is now a museum. Well worth seeing are the late-Gothic cloister and Festsaal (Hall) with a frescoe cycle dating from around 1515, very early evidence of the Renaissance in northern Switzerland.

In summer, passenger boats frequently call at Stein am Rhein and link Schaffhausen with Kreuzlingen on pleasant river and lake cruises. The area along the Untersee and Rhine is a popular walking and cycling area. Ferries across the Sitter and Rhine offer short cuts and route variations.

Highlights

  • Old town quarter - richly (thematic) painted timber-framed houses, adorned with oriel windows form the picturesque heart of the old town on the town hall square.
  • St. Georgen Monastery –former Benedictine abbey now museum. Perfectly preserved medieval character.
  • Lindwurm Museum –attractively presented exhibition on the middleclass lifestyle and farming in the 19th century.
  • Shipping on Untersee and Rhine -, scheduled passenger boats ply between Kreuzlingen and Schaffhausen from April to October.
Stein am Rhein, with its intact old town quarter, charming lanes, splendid timber-framed houses, oriel windows and facade paintings, is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval small towns in the German-speaking world.
Stein am Rhein (Schaffhausen) lies at the western end of the Untersee lake, where the Rhine flows out of the Bodensee. The town owes its name, Stein (rock), to a mighty granite rock on the small group of Werd Islands immediately before the town. The Wagenhausen provost building and the St. Othmar pilgrimage church from the 15th century are further Werd Island treasures.

Historic buildings, their facades adorned with beautiful paintings and oriel windows, surround the impressive town hall square. The small town owes the award of the Wakkerpreis by Swiss Conservation Society to its carefully preserved old town quarter. The town is dominated by the well-kept Hohenklingen Castle perched on a small rocky spur. The square tower from around 1250 is built mainly from boulders and rubble. Also elevated is the Burg Church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, its baroque onion spire seen from afar. The oldest religious site in Canton Schaffhausen is within a 3rd-century Roman castle.

In an attractive position on the Rhine is the former St. Georgen, Benedictine Monastery complex with its 12th century church. The medieval monastery is now a museum. Well worth seeing are the late-Gothic cloister and Festsaal (Hall) with a frescoe cycle dating from around 1515, very early evidence of the Renaissance in northern Switzerland.

In summer, passenger boats frequently call at Stein am Rhein and link Schaffhausen with Kreuzlingen on pleasant river and lake cruises. The area along the Untersee and Rhine is a popular walking and cycling area. Ferries across the Sitter and Rhine offer short cuts and route variations.

Highlights

  • Old town quarter - richly (thematic) painted timber-framed houses, adorned with oriel windows form the picturesque heart of the old town on the town hall square.
  • St. Georgen Monastery –former Benedictine abbey now museum. Perfectly preserved medieval character.
  • Lindwurm Museum –attractively presented exhibition on the middleclass lifestyle and farming in the 19th century.
  • Shipping on Untersee and Rhine -, scheduled passenger boats ply between Kreuzlingen and Schaffhausen from April to October.

Arrival and return Stein am Rhein

Adresse

Tourist-Service Stein am Rhein
Oberstadt 3
8260 Stein am Rhein
Tel. +41 (0)52 742 20 90
tourist-service@steinamrhein.ch
www.steinamrhein.ch

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Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
Jugendherberge Stein am Rhein
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Places of interest

Hohenklingen Fortress
Hohenklingen Fortress
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Klostermuseum St.Georgen
Old town Stein am Rhein
Old town Stein am Rhein
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Hiking in

Stein am Rhein
ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 2, Steckborn–Stein am Rhein
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ViaRhenana
ViaRhenana
Stage 3, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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Uferweg Stein am Rhein
Uferweg Stein am Rhein
Route 905, Stein am Rhein–Stein am Rhein
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Cycling in

Stein am Rhein
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 1, Stein am Rhein–Wil SG
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 1, Romanshorn–Stein am Rhein
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 2, Stein am Rhein–Friedrichshafen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 6, Kreuzlingen–Schaffhausen
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Wyland–Downtown
Wyland–Downtown
Stage 1, Stein am Rhein–Winterthur
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Hegau-Route
Hegau-Route
Route 753, Schaffhausen–Stein am Rhein
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Mountain biking in

Stein am Rhein
Schaffhauserland Bike
Schaffhauserland Bike

Canoeing in

Stein am Rhein
Bodensee Kanu
Bodensee Kanu
Stage 2, Berlingen–Stein am Rhein
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Rhein Kanu
Rhein Kanu
Route 70, Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen
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