Aug 8 2017

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Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein [1] is a town in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. It is situated on the river Rhine, about 13 km downstream (west) of Lake Constance. 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.

Understand Edit

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.

The tourist office is located at Oberstadt 3 and is open Mon-Fri 09:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:00, and during May to Sep also Sat-Sun 09:30-12:00 and 13:30-16:00

Get in Edit

By train — From Zürich, take S-Bahn S7, S8, S12 or S16 to Winterthur and change for S29 to Stein am Rhein. If you have an all-zone ZVV travelcard, you should buy a 2-zone Ostwind single ticket in Zürich (covering the stretch not covered by the ZVV pass). By bike — There are bike paths on both sides of the Rhine passing through Stein am Rhine. It’s an easy bike ride from (for example) Schaffhausen. Radolfzell or Konstanz.

By boat — There are (seasonal) boats between Lake Constance and Schaffhausen that stop in Stein am Rhine.

By car

By bus — From Radolfzell. take bus 7368.

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