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Lovely and worth your time

This museum includes a cloister (Kloster) with lovely renaissance frescoes, historical references...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

Reviewed 28 September 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 19 July 2019
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Once you are in Stein am Rhein it is worth to visit this small museum. The most amazing things are the frescoes painted around 1500. The place makes you feel like in ancient times and the views to the Rhein are beatiful.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank María Noel E
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Reviewed 19 April 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
Thank Alexandre A
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Reviewed 15 September 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 23 August 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 9 August 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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