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Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.

The town has a well-preserved mediæval 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 mediæval part of the town has been pedestrianised and is a peaceful and charming environment. Many of the mediæval buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes and are a must for the visitor.

Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein was the birthplace of Johann Heynlin (ca 1425–96), 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.

Stein am Rhein

 


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