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Category: Cities, Local time: 02:44:51, Altitude: 414m, Tel.: +41 52 742 20 90, Official WWW website:

Stein am Rhein is a town in Switzerland . It is situated in the northern part of the country, in the canton Schaffhausen, on the river Rhine, in the places where the river leaves Lake Constance , near the borders with Germany .

History

The history of Stein am Rhein dates back to the medieval times. Johann Heynlin, the inventor of the printing press, used to live here in the years 1425 - 1496. During World War II, the town was bombed by the Allies.

Sights of Stein am Rhein

The dominant feature of Stein am Rhein is its medieval centre. The town walls with gates have been preserved here. In the centre of the town, visitors can also see well-preserved medieval timbered buildings decorated with beautiful frescoes. In addition, they can take a view of the well-preserved Benedictine church of St. George from the late 14th and 15th centuries. Not far from Stein am Rhein stands the Hohenklingen Castle which offers stunning views of the surroundings. Visitors of Stein am Rhein can take a walk on the seafront promenades with many shops and restaurants. They can visit the nearby Lake Constance , as well. Nowadays, Stein am Rhein has approximately 3,200 inhabitants..


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GPS: 47.6615, 8.8584
Altitude: 414 m
Nearest border: Germany, 1.64 km
Last update: 2012-10-22 00:42:52

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: peaceful locality, flat surrounding area, near large towns, important birthplace, sauna, forests
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: bakery, bank, campsite, dentist, doctor, petrol station

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