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Square in Stein am Rhein

Rathausplatz

Often hailed as Switzerland’s most beautiful town square (no mean feat!), the elongated Rathausplatz often elicits little gasps of wonder because it's so darned ornate. The fresco-festooned Rathaus (town hall) soars…
Swiss in Stein am Rhein

Burg Hohenklingen

For a dollop of medieval atmosphere, you can’t beat this 12th-century hilltop fortress with cracking views over the rooftops of Stein am Rhein. Tuck into Swiss classics such as beef braised in Pinot noir or local tr…
International in Stein am Rhein

Rhy Lounge

A favourite summertime hang-out for its chestnut-shaded terrace, this sleek bistro and lounge bar is a five-minute walk east from the central Rathausplatz. Besides great homemade pizza, it turns out decently made It…
Museum in Stein am Rhein

Klostermuseum St Georgen

This monastery museum sits between the Rathaus and the Rhine. A Benedictine monastery was built here in 1007, but what you see today, including the cloister and the magnificent Festsaal (grand dining room), is large…
Cafe in Stein am Rhein

Kafi und Me

With its mishmash of furniture, eye-catching knick-knacks and friendly service, this vintage-cool cafe is one of Stein am Rhein's best. Nip in for great coffee, speciality teas, homemade cakes and light bites from q…
Crêpes in Stein am Rhein

La P’tite Crêperie

Feast on fabulously light crêpes with cheese and Bündnerfleisch (air-dried beef), maple syrup or – what could be more Swiss? – Toblerone at this hole-in-the-wall place with a boho feel. It’s closed Tuesday and Wedne…
Museum in Stein am Rhein

Museum Lindwurm

A four-storey house has been converted into this museum, whose living rooms, servants’ quarters and kitchen replicate the conditions enjoyed in the mid-19th century by a bourgeois family.