Stein am Rhein: 1007-2013
Stein am Rhein is an historical and picturesque town with a rich history. It is famous for its intact medieval town center with ancient framed houses, some painted with flamboyant frescoes, and for its picturesque narrow lanes. It is located on the shores of the beautiful Rhine River and surrounded by a unique and gorgeous landscape.
Stein am Rhein is at once a municipality of the canton of Schaffhausen and the chief town of the district by the same name. Its area surface comes to 575 hectares (without the lake) and it lies 413 meters above sea level, on either side of the Rhine River, at the foot of the Klingen. Together with Buch, Hemishofen and Ramsen, Stein am Rhein forms an exclave belonging to what is known as the "oberer Kantonsteil" (upper canton). The municipality encompasses the medieval town core, the Vor der Brugg quarter on the left bank of the Rhine, the modern quarters, a few stray farmhouses, and the two lower islets of Werd.
In 2007 Stein am Rhein celebrated its 1000th anniversary.
Web Site: www.steinamrhein.ch