Medieval Architecture in Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2018
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Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland is famed for its medieval timber architecture. One can frequently observe medieval and early modern frescoes on the timber structures, and some even feature bay windows. 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). Flourishing from c. 1300-1600 CE, Stein-am-Rhein grew as a center of trade and craft production due to its strategic location at the point in which the Rhine River exits the Bodensee.

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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 Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 18). Medieval Architecture in Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9757/medieval-architecture-in-stein-am-rhein-switzerlan/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Medieval Architecture in Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9757/medieval-architecture-in-stein-am-rhein-switzerlan/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Medieval Architecture in Stein-am-Rhein, Switzerland." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2018. Web. 13 Jun 2021.