Eastern Switzerland

Eastern Switzerland (German: “Ostschweiz”) is the common name of the region situated to the north of the Glarus Alps, with the Swiss Cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden and Glarus. The region of Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein is embedded between Lake Constance and the foothills of the Alps. A holiday and day-out region with many faces: enjoy countryside with gentle hills in Appenzellerland, snow-white mountain tops in Heidiland, never-ending green in Thurgau and delightful vineyards in Schaffhausen.

The Appenzellerland is known for its gently rolling green hills, flowery meadows and rugged mountains. The Alpstein massif in the eastern region of the Appenzellerland is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Switzerland. Take the cable-cars up to the peaks of Säntis (2,502 m / 8,209 ft), Hoher Kasten, Ebenalp and Kronberg and enjoy the breathtaking views

Tourists seeking culture and customs come to Appenzell to discover the immense wealth of tradition of painting, music and cheese-making. They are fascinated by the natural art of living. The wooden colourfully painted houses with ornate gables are mostly very well kept. Appenzell has also a long and rich history in mineral water (first exploited in 1657) and other culinary delights. Various old traditions, such as the “Stobede” (Alpine merrymaking with Appenzell string music, yodelling and dancing),”Silvesterklausen” (men dressed in traditional customes with bells), or “Alpaufzug / Alpabzug” (the trek of the cows up to the Alpine pastures in May/June and down to the valley in August/ September) attract many onlookers every year.

The Heidiland, named after the Heidi books, is a popular tourist area in Switzerland; the town of Maienfeld is the center and one of the villages, formerly called Oberrofels, is actually renamed “Heididorf.” Schaffhausen, located on the Upper Rhine between the Black Forest and Lake Constance, and surrounded by vineyards, is in the northernmost corner of Switzerland and a popular destination for holidays and day-trips.

Top Recommendations

Journey into Liechenstein and it`s castle.
Take a trip up Mount Säntis to experience the views of 5 countries
Catch the Alpaufzug and watch the cows being escorted up and down the mountain
Journey into Liechenstein and visit the enchanting Vaduz and it’ castle.
Enjoy Swiss traditions on a tour of Appenzell.

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