Stein am Rhein, located in the northernmost area of Switzerland at the border with Germany, is an intact old town quarter original street plan, painted façades, and oriel windows on medieval timber-framed houses. It is one of the best-preserved medieval small towns in the German-speaking world. The Stein am Rhein in Germany is located closest to the two lakes of Switzerland, Lake Zurich and Lake Constance.

The beautiful Stein is Rhein was originally a tiny fishing village, where the lower end of the Constance River becomes river Rhien again. The Stein and Rhein is an 11th-century village having beautifully painted facades admiring the tastefully decorated protruding windows of the village houses.


The Stien am Rhein is Surrounded by picturesque countryside and minutes from the border with Germany. The Village, Stein am Rhein, began as a fishing village at the lower end of Lake Constance. At the point where this becomes the River Rhine again.

Also, there is a strategically placed intersection between the river and significant roadways of the time. A window in the Middle Ages, Stein Rhein was named after Stein (rock), a vast granite rock on the small Werd island group that lies just before the town.

It is a Part of the Canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland, in the German-speaking region of the country. The Hohenklingen Castle of the Stein am Rhein village was built on a rocky spur in 1225, and the square tower towers over the Old Town. With the intersection between the river and major roadways, the town owes much of its initial success and growth to Kloster Sankt Georgen.

Now a museum, Kloster Sankt Georgen is a Medieval Benedictine monastery complex with a 12th-century church in the village with only a few people living.


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