Stein am Rhein
At the point where Lake Constance again becomes the Rhine River, you will find the little town of Stein am Rhein. It is famous for its well-preserved Old Town featuring painted facades and half-timbered houses, for which it received the very first Wakker Prize.
Stein am Rhein is a lively and very charming small town. Among the sights are the Monastery of St. Georgen, one of the best-preserved Medieval monastery complexes, the Lindwurm Museum depicting 19th century bourgeois and agricultural life as well as the holiday areas and excursion destinations that include the island group of Werd. The Hohenklingen Castle, which was built high above the town in 1225, brings to life the colorful history of Stein am Rhein.
It is here that the oldest house of worship in the Canton of Schaffhausen is found, a church dedicated to St. John the Baptist in the midst of wall remnants of the Roman fortress Tasgetium, which was built in the 3rd century A.D.
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Stein am Rhein is situated in the midst of beautiful countryside along the lower end of Lake Constance, where the lake becomes the Rhine River again. There are numerous things for the young and young at heart to do here.
Stein am Rhein is a unique gem and offers a wide variety of art, culture and outdoor activities.
As colourful as the magnificent facades of the Rathausplatz present themselves, as varied is the range of culinary delights and activities available.