Similar towns to Stein am Rhein?

Similar towns to Stein am Rhein?

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luthienbabe
luthienbabe
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Jan 17, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Hi,

Me and my family will be going to Switzerland on April 6-17. I was wondering if anyone knows a town/city/village similar to Stein am Rhein? By similar I mean buildings with lots of frescoes, murals, etc?

Thanks!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jan 17, 2017 - 11:45 PM in reply to luthienbabe

Hi luthienbabe-

<<"I was wondering if anyone knows a town/city/village similar to Steim am Rhein? By similar I mean buildings with lots of frescoes, murals, etc?">>

"Stein" not "Steim" That meas "stone" in German.

Though not as impressive (excessive?) or concentrated, the old town in Luzern has a fair number. There also a few in Schwyz.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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Jan 18, 2017 - 6:44 AM

Hello luthienbabe,

The towns in the Lower and Upper Engadine like Zuoz are not similar to Stein am Rhein, very different actually, but well known for their houses with frescoes.

luthienbabe
luthienbabe
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Jan 18, 2017 - 6:53 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno and Slowpoke for the suggestions. And Slowpoke for the correction as well.

AlanPrice
AlanPrice
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Jan 18, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hi,

Konstanz, which is just up the Rhine from Stein am Rhine, has a pretty town centre with buildings decorated in the Luftmalerei style. It's right on the Swiss border on Lake Konstanz. Across the lake is the town of Meersburg, which is also very quaint, although on the German side of the lake.

Decorating a building with Luftmalerei is more of a German custom than Swiss, but there are many fine individual examples all over Switzerland

maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
551 posts
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Jan 19, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Hi there

I agree with Arno about the houses in the Engadine area which have a very distinctive style - we liked the ones in Scuol very much.

But if that area is too far from your base, I have another suggestion. We did a day trip last summer to Appenzell especially to look at the house decoration there and I have attached 3 pictures for you.

Best wishes

Maggie

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