Please note that Saint George’s Abbey consists of late medieval buildings that do not currently allow disabled access.
The museum tour goes over numerous staircases and thresholds that cannot be navigated in a wheelchair. However, people with slightly impaired mobility will find plenty of opportunities to sit down in the museum.
The former wine press, the courtyards and the lower section of the monastery garden on the Rhine (‘Bannhof’) are wheelchair accessible via a flat and level gravel path. Please contact us in advance by email or phone, or report to the reception when you arrive.
- Getting there
Saint George’s Abbey is about ten minutes’ walk from the Stein am Rhein train station.
There is a boat landing pier (Schweizerischen Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Untersee und Rhein) a few minutes from the museum.
Cars can drive right up to the museum entrance. Parking places are available around 300m away, in Mühlenstrasse and Chlini Schanz.
- Assistance dogs
Assistance dogs can be taken to all areas of the museum and garden.
- Visitor service
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
by phone on +41 52 741 21 42
or by email
- Floors and surfaces
The courtyard in the entrance area has a gravel surface.
The floors inside the monastery are old and very well worn in places and there are high thresholds between some rooms.
- Around the museum
Access to the inner courtyard is level and can also be reached in a vehicle (please contact us in advance if you require this). From here, the lower part of the monastery garden has level access. However, there is a flight of stairs to reach the entrance of the museum.
Standard admission fee: CHF 5.00
Family ticket: CHF 14.00
Discounted admission fee (senior citizens, people with disabilities, holders of a VHB guest card, Stein am Rhein guest card., students): CHF 3.00
Children under 16 and those accompanying people with a severe disability have free admission.
Items of clothing, bags etc. can be deposited in a locker or handed it at the ticket office.
Lightweight folding stools are available from reception for visitors to take around the exhibition.
- Culture inclusive
The Saint George’s Abbey Museum aims to obtain the ‘culture inclusive’ label in the near future.
- Seating areas
Permanent seating is available in individual rooms and in the garden to allow visitors to pause and rest. You can also borrow folding stools from reception free of charge.
There is level access to the museum toilets from the courtyard. They do not yet offer any special facilities for people with disabilities. The keys can be retrieved from reception.