Northeastern Switzerland
The shores of Lake Konstanz (Bodensee), the gigantic abbey of Sankt Gallen, the gentle hills of Appenzell, the panoramic view from Mount Säntis... so many places to see!
Altstätten
Situated in the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen, at the foot of the Appenzellerland hills, Altstätten is a market town with a long tradition and has kept a lovely historical town centre.
Appenzell
The capital of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, in Eastern Switzerland. Colourful houses in the village core, parish church, town hall, and some more buildings are all listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.
Arbon
Situated on the shores of Bodensee (Lake Constance), in canton of Thurgau, Arbon is one of the loveliest towns of the region, with a lovely lakeside promenade and many architectural highlights.
Bad Ragaz
Bad Ragaz, at the Southern end of Canton St. Gallen, is home of a famous natural spring making it a popular spa and health resort destination. Every three years, it is host to a gigantic sculpture exhibition that transforms the whole city into a lively art stage (2015: May 9-Nov 1).
Herisau
The capital of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden, in Eastern Switzerland. The town center, the church of 1580, many houses and the government building are all listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.
Konstanz (D)
With a population of around 82,000, the historical town of Constance (Konstanz) is the largest town on Lake Constance (Bodensee). It is situated in Germany, just on the Swiss border. Nowadays a lively university town, it has kept a big and picturesque old town.
Maienfeld
The whole area is nicknamed Heidiland, as Maienfeld is the village where Heidi lived... Of course, it's only an imaginary character but the book written in 1880 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, one of the best-selling books ever written and among the best-known works of Swiss literature, lives on in this village.
Säntis
At 2,502 m above sea level, it's the tallest mountain of Northeastern Switzerland. Situated in the Alpstein massif, it may be reached by cableway and it's a very popular summit with breathtaking panoramas over six countries when the sky is clear.
Sankt Gallen
Born from a hermitage of the Irish monk Gallus in year 612 and from the founding of the Abbey of St. Gall a century later, Sankt Gallen is nowadays a large urban agglomeration and the main city of Eastern Switzerland, with a beautiful old town around the impressive abbey.
Sargans
Located at the foot of the impressive Mount Gonzen (1830m over sea level), Sargans is a crossroads of speedways going South to Graubünden from Zürich and from St. Gallen. A proud castle, a picturesque old town, good food and good wines make it really worth the visit.
Steckborn
A very nice village situated on the shore of Untersee, southwestern arm of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The entire village is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
Vaduz (FL)
Vaduz is the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, a small independent State nested between Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein, in 1924, has concluded a customs union with Switzerland and the two countries are nowadays tightly linked.
Walenstadt
A little town on the Eastern end of the cleanest Swiss lake, the Walensee. Some restored buildings and churches, and parts of the old town walls, can be seen, but the most interesting is the crystal-clear lake, at the foot of the breathtaking Churfirsten mountain range.
Wil (SG)
Third largest city in the Canton of St. Gallen (and not to be confused with the villages of the same name in cantons of Aargau and Zürich), Wil has been awarded the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.
 
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