Stein am Rhein is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.
The town has a well-preserved mediÃ¦val centre, retaining the ancient street plan. The site of the city wall, and the city gates are preserved, though the former city wall now consists of houses. The mediÃ¦val part of the town has been pedestrianised and is a peaceful and charming environment. Many of the mediÃ¦val buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes and are a must for the visitor.
Stein am Rhein was the birthplace of Johann Heynlin (ca 1425â€“96), who introduced the first printing press into France.
On February 22, 1945, the town was bombed by Allied airplanes.
Stein am Rhein is also the location of a previously-Reichsfrei Imperial abbey of St George's.
Stein am Rhein received the first Wakker Prize for the preservation of its architectural heritage in 1972.