NE – Rhine Excursion

Date: Saturday, 9 September
Time: Departing dock at 09:10
Lunch at 12 noon
Place: Boat departs: (Schifflände) in Schaffhausen
Lunch at: Rheingerbe Restaurant, Stein am Rhein
Cost: Boat trip:
The basic cost of the Rhine trip (one way) is – CHF 26.40. Children aged 6-16 – CHF 13.20. Tickets to be purchased on the ship. A GA or Halbtax may be used.
The restaurant specialises in Lake of Constance fish dishes.
The cost of lunch is CHF40-45 (drinks/ coffee not included), depending upon the menu chosen by each individual. Lunch and drinks will be paid for by guests directly to the restaurant.
Guided Tour:
In English will be free of charge and will start at 14:15 from the restaurant. The tour will last about 1h15.
Reservations:  Robert Dean
Following our very successful vineyard visit last September, Robert Dean is organizing another excursion involving a boat trip up the Rhine from Schaffhausen to Stein am Rhein, to be followed by lunch and an a guided tour.  The event will start at the Schaffhausen Schiffslände (Rhine Dock) and end at Stein am Rhein.  

On Saturday 09.09.17 at 9:10h we plan to leave the dock (Schifflände) in Schaffhausen to cruise up the Rhine to Stein am Rhein. This is a very beautiful stretch of the river which flows out of the Lake of Constance at Stein am Rhein. The vessel stops at Büsingen, the German enclave, then at Diessenhofen with its famous wooden Rhine bridge and arrives Stein am Rhein at 11:10h.

Lunch in the prestigious Rheingerbe Restaurant has been arranged for 12:00h. The restaurant is approximately 100m upstream from the landing stage in Stein am Rhein and is directly on the quay facing the river.

3- course Menu:

Mixed Salad
followed by a choice of one of the following:

 – Three different Lake of Constance fish varieties
 – Egli Fillets in batter, (Perch Fillets)
 – Felchen Fillets Rheingerbe style
 – Cordon Bleu
 – Entrecote
 – Vegetarian option
Ice Cream Dessert

After lunch a tour of the old town of Stein am Rhein with its world famous wall paintings will be arranged with an English speaking guide.
The English language guided tour of historic town of Stein am Rhein begins from the Rheingerbe Restaurant at 14:15 (No charge for tour).  Duration 1:15h

The event will terminate after the tour of the old town.

Guests not interested in taking the Rhine Ship who wish to meet the BRA party at the Rheingerbe Restaurant at 12:00h for lunch and the subsequent town tour are welcome to do so.

For guests wishing to return to Schaffhausen by boat leaves Stein am Rhein at 16.57h, arrives Schaffhausen 18;15h.(Much quicker down stream).
Rail journey time: Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen  30 mins. (duation 30mins)

Maximum lunch party size 24. Please register with Bob Dean (e-mail:

Both Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein in the north of Switzerland, are very attractive with important historical connections and are perhaps little known to BRA Members in other parts of Switzerland.  Our September excursion will give you an opportunity to get to know it and also meet with members from the NE Region. Please get in touch with Robert Dean – for more details and to register.