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Stein am Rhein Altstadt

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Type of sights

Old town


Name and address

Stein am Rhein Altstadt

CH-8260 Stein am Rhein

Geodetic coordinates

47.659889 8.858933




Stein am Rhein is a town in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. It is situated on the river Rhine, at the westend of Lake Constance (Untersee). It is famous for its medieval town centre, including many half-timbered houses and frescoes. The town is split across the Rhine, with the old town centre on the North side.


Stein am Rhine was just a small fishing village until 1007, when St. Georges's abbey was moved there. Stein am Rhine was at an intersection between major roadways and the river, and both the town and the abbey prospered. The town now has a population of a little over 3000, and is a popular tourist destination.


  • Rathausplatz. A square surrounded by beautiful old buildings.
  • St. George's Abbey +41 52 741 21 42. October to April, 10:00 to 17:00. Closed Mondays. A Benedictine abbey with a late gothic cloister and frescoes dating from 1515. 
  • Lindwurm Museum, Understadt 18,  +41 52 741 25 12. March to October, 10:00 to 17:00. Tuesdays closed. This museum displays the lifestyle of a middle class family in about 1850. 3.50 CHF.
  • Hohenklingen Castle (Up on the hill at the north edge of Stein am Rhein.),  +41 52 741 21 37. You can drive to it or walk the stairs up the hillside. From the castle you get a gorgeous view of the town. The best views are (of course) from the restaurant in the castle. Entrance is free. 


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