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Welcome to St. George's Abbey

St. George's Abbey retains its romantic and scenic charm to this day thanks to its prime location on the banks of the Rhine at the western end of Lake Constance.
St. George's Abbey Museum
St. George's Abbey Museum
The former Benedictine abbey was incorporated into the federal government's portfolio of museums in 2012. Over the next few years, the museum will be sympathetically transformed – without damaging the landmarked buildings – into an authentic replica of the former abbey. Visitors will be able to experience day-to-day life in the abbey as it was then, and will learn about the arrangement of the rooms and the functionality and purpose of the various architectural features. The changes will bring back to life one of Switzerland's most important historic buildings from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Summer refectory
Entrance hall with grisaille painting (the figure on the left is St. Nicholas)
Winter refectory

Founded in the 11th century, the abbey underwent a number of major conversions and extensions between the 14th and 16th centuries at the hands of the various abbots who ruled over it.

These were followed in later years by interior modifications, which can be traced back to the abbey's owners in the secularised but heritage-obsessed 19th century. One such alteration was the addition of the wooden ceiling in the winter refectory.

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St. George's Abbey Museum
Fischmarkt 3
8260 Stein am Rhein
T +41 52 741 21 42
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Mural of Artemis in the banquet hall
Mural of Artemis in the banquet hall

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