PEEKHOLE LOOK TO SWITZERLAND. STEIN-AM-RHEIN

Now, just 9 days in Switzerland… it’s not really a  big chunk of time. No way you can have an insider’s look at things. But maybe some of you have been also here and know this country better? Maybe you could contribute and share your opinions and kowledge? It will be really appreciated since the country is very beautiful, as you will see in a moment on photos.

The first our stop was at little and charming town Stein am Rein. The town has a well-preserved medieval 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 medieval part of the town has been pedestrianised and many of the medieval buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes.

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Stein am Rhein received the first Wakker Prize for the preservation of its architectural heritage in 1972. The award noted that Stein am Rhein was nearly unique in Switzerland and rare in all of Europe for the number of notable buildings in a compact space. It also noted the excellent care with which the city was preserved. The only problem I noticed there was lack of young people.

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About 13 miles west of town is Europe’s largest waterfall: Rhine Falls.

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And cemetery next to the falls.

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