Together with our exceptionally gifted guide, Mr. Roman Sigg, you will explore Stein am Rhein which is a picturesque small town, that shows its medieval origins. We will walk through the cobble stone paved streets and see some of the famous painted houses, but we will look beyond the tourist spots. Stein am Rhein has a long and interesting history and you will learn about its medicine, Jewish and cultural history. Did you know that a professor of medicine and dean of the university of Zurich was born in Stein am Rhein? Or were you aware that there was a Jewish population in the town in the 15th century?
We are very much looking forward to stroll with you through Stein am Rhein, you will not be disappointed but hear and see fascinating things.
Our guide, Roman Sigg was born in Schaffhausen 1975 and raised near Stein am Rhein. He studied history, German linguistics and medieval German literature at the University of Zurich. He worked as an assistant and researcher at the University of Zurich in the field of German dialects including some of the unfamiliar varieties like Walserdeutsch, Bavarian dialects in Italy or some Western Yiddish dialects. After working in the state archive of Schaffhausen and the city archive of Chur he came back to Stein am Rhein and works now in the town’s archive, which holds interesting records from the 13th century to the 21st century.