Stein am Rhein

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.

Understand

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

By train — Stein am Rhein is accessible by Zürich S-Bahn S29 Winterthur - Stein am Rhein, which is connected to other S-Bahn lines at Winterthur (S7, S8, S12, S16), Oberwinterthur (S8, S12), Wallrüti (S12), Reutlingen (S12) or Seuzach (S12). If you have an all-zone ZVV travelcard, you should buy a single ticket from Stammheim (as opposed to paying for the whole stretch). 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.

Get around

Walking is the best way. There is a large parking lot on the west edge of the old town centre where you can leave your car.

See

Eat

There are many restaurants and cafés with outdoor seating along the river.

Sleep

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