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Positioned at the point where the Untersee arm of the Bodensee narrows into the Rhine 20km east of Schaffhausen, little STEIN-AM-RHEIN is an almost perfectly preserved medieval village, famed throughout Switzerland for the intricacy of the sixteenth-century frescoes which adorn an array of houses in the village. It’s well worth a visit, but sees so many tour buses during the frantic summer season – about a million people pass through annually – that the best way to enjoy the place is to stop overnight: it’s only after 5pm and before 10am that you’ll find much peace.
If you’re not pressed for time, it’s worth a detour to the museum complex at Kartause Ittingen, a former monastery set amidst hop fields and open, rolling farmland beyond the hills south of Stein-am-Rhein.
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