Stein am RheinStein am Rhein is a town in the eastern part of Switzerland. It is situated on the river Rhine, at the western end 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.
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.
phone: +41 52 632 40 32address: Oberstadt 3
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.
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.
phone: +41 52 741 21 37You can drive to it or walk the stairs up the hillside. From the castle you get a gorgeous view of the town. The best views are (of course) from the restaurant in the castle.
St. George's Abbeyphone: +41 52 741 21 42A Benedictine abbey with a late gothic cloister and frescoes dating from 1515.
phone: +41 52 741 25 12address: Understadt 18This museum displays the lifestyle of a middle class family in about 1850.
RathausplatzA square surrounded by beautiful old buildings.
There are many restaurants and cafés with outdoor seating along the river.
phone: +41 52 741 22 72address: Rathausplatz 14
Rother Ochsenphone: +41 52 741 23 28address: Rathausplatz 9
phone: +41 52 742 61 61address: Rathausplatz 2
phone: +41 52 742 42 42address: Oehningerstrasse 2They also have an on-site restaurant serving non-guests of the hotel.
Garni-Hotel Mühletaladdress: Oehingerstrasse 6
phone: +41 52 741 12 55address: Hemishoferstrasse 87