Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2018
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The riverside town of Stein-am-Rhein, located in the canton of Schaffhausen in northern Switzerland, is arguably the country's best-preserved (and prettiest) medieval town. Lying at the point where the Rhine River exits the Bodensee, Stein-am Rhein has a long history and was first established in 1007 CE by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II (r. 1014-1024 CE). The town flourished from c. 1300-1600 CE, and it was birthplace of Johann Heynlin (c. 1425–1496 CE), who introduced the first printing press into France.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 18). Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9756/stein-am-rheins-town-hall-square/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9756/stein-am-rheins-town-hall-square/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Stein-am-Rhein's Town Hall Square." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.