The City of Stein am Rhein
The historic town of Stein am Rhein is located in a splendid landscape
offering stunning views up and down the River Rhine of such sights as
the Werd Islands, the Priory of Wagenhausen or the well-preserved
Fortress of Hohenklingen set in rolling, hilly countryside.
The old town centre, which is surrounded by modern residential districts, is exceptionally homogeneous and complete. It is characterised by striking mediaeval buildings such as the Stadtkirche (City Church), the former Monastery of St. Georgen, burghers' houses, gates and towers, as well as buildings dating from the early modern age, including the Rathaus (Town Hall) and the Zeughaus (Arsenal).
The old alleyways are a mixture of burghers' houses featuring eaves and gables, painted façades, ornate half-timbered constructions, precipitous stepped gables and distinctive oriel windows. The district on the left bank of the River Rhine also has several sights to offer: remains of the Roman fort, the Burg Church with its extraordinary gothic frescoes, and the picturesque old houses of fishermen and mariners.
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