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Lovely and worth your time

This museum includes a cloister (Kloster) with lovely renaissance frescoes, historical references... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2019
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A Hidden Jewel

An oasis of beauty and calm away from the busy main street. Beautiful original frescoes and a... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2016

The St. George's Abbey is a true hidden gem in Stein am Rhein. You will make a big mistake if you don't spend an hour for it while visiting the picturesque town of Stein am Rhein. We were lucky it was rainy on the day we made the boat trip to Stein, so we decided to look at the old monastery while waiting for the next boat back. Now, that's called serendipity! We were the only visitors and enjoyed the views from the windows to the river, the walk through the living quarters of the monks, perfectly preserved as they were 5-6 centuries ago. The only other visitors were a couple of researchers historians, for whom the great Festsaal was open and we were also invited inside to have a close look at the amazing frescoes painted in 1515. They call them the most beautiful and best preserved Renaissance paintings north of the Alps. Absolutely marvelous! Very highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

You should go here if you are in Stein Am Rhein, full of history and lovely rooms, you can see huge barrels which were used for the making of wine and lots more,superb position on the river.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fascinating, but quite small. The good thing is it feels authentic and ancient. We saw it at night and it only gave it a even more "ancient" feel - we were the only people there at that time!

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Ila I
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

The monastery in the 14-hundreds was not a first-rate address in either power or scholarship, but it did well enough. So when the monastery was secularised in 1526 after the Reformation, and the monastery became just a residence, the artistic achievement at the cusp of the transition was frozen in time.
There are more spectacular places to see, but St. Georgen in my mind takes the prize in sheer relevance: being in the right place at the right time.
If you're in Stein am Rhein (not on a Monday), and you have a modicum of grasp on European political and artistic history around 1500, and this is what gets your jollies, you can't miss this.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 4, 2015

Located on the shore of the Rhine, this former Benedictine Abbey is definitely worth a visit. Although it is basically an empty building the history is amazing. The murals remaining are worth it alone.If you like history this is a fascinating and interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2015
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