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Stein am Rhein

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked Alpine country in Central Europe. The country, which borders Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, was historically a confederation, and has been a federation since 1848. Switzerland is a federation of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics. With an area of 41,285 square kilometers, Switzerland is a relatively small country. Switzerland comprises three basic topographical areas namely the Swiss Alps, the Swiss plateau, and the Jura Mountains. Switzerland has four official languages namely German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Stein am Rhein is a town located in Switzerland near the German border, a municipality of the canton of Schaffhausen. The town has a well preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. The site of the city wall, and the city gates are preserved, though the former city wall now consists of houses. The medieval part of the town has been pedestrianised and is a peaceful and charming environment. Many of the medieval buildings are painted with beautiful frescos and are a must for the visitor. In 2003, the population was 3110, and total area is 6.06 square kilometers.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Stein am Rhein enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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