Ever since I moved to Switzerland and started to travel around the country, there hasn’t been a place that has disappointed me. No matter if it is a valley, a lake, a mountain or a city, there’s always something that catches my attention and makes me love the place. If you follow my blog, you already know how much I love spending time in the Swiss nature. It is just too beautiful!! But if Swiss nature is beautiful, the cities and small towns are not far behind. They all have a very special charm. Visiting a Swiss town feels like being in a living postcard. Everything is perfect, even the smallest detail.
The photos I am showing you today are from one of my favorite small towns in Switzerland. It’s also one of the prettiest ones I’ve visited so far! It is a town located west of lake Konstance (or Bodensee), by the Rhine river, in canton Schaffhausen. It’s not a big town. Actually, its main attraction are the stunning half timbered houses with profusely painted facades that are located in the main street. But they are so so beautiful that walking this street is worth the trip! And even if the town is so pretty, it doesn’t feel like a tourist destination. In summer, the streets are very quiet, the very few people you meet are sitting on the terraces or swimming in the river. It is a fairy tale town! It is so true that, during Advent, the Christmas market of Stein am Rhein is called Märlistadt (Swiss German for “fairy tale town”) and each year is dedicated to a different fairy tale. How magical is that?
Here are some photos I took last summer in this dreamy Swiss town. I hope you like them!