Eastern Switzerland Travel Guide

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Plan Your Eastern Switzerland Vacation

Despite its proximity to Zürich, this Germanic region, with Germany to the north and Austria to the east, maintains a personality apart—a personality that often plays the wallflower when upstaged by more spectacular touristy regions. Happily, the truth is that the region does not lack for a satisfying variety: its north is dominated by the romantic Rhine; the region is lush with orchards and gardens, a generous share of mountains (including Mt. Säntis, at roughly 8,200 feet), and swimmable lakes and rivers, as well as the enormous Bodensee (Lake Constance).

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Eastern Switzerland Hotels

During the summer high season, Stein-am-Rhein and Gottlieben swell with tourists because there's no town around to catch the overflow. St. Gallen has a...read more

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Eastern Switzerland Restaurants

Restaurants in this region are often in centuries-old structures that have been home to some kind of eatery (in a few occasions under the same name) for...read more

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Things To Do in Eastern Switzerland

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Eastern Switzerland Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    A bibliophile's paradise: Admire the UNESCO-inscribed library at the Abbey of St. Gallen, which features an Egyptian mummy and 100,000 ancient... Read more

  • Eating Well in Eastern Switzerland

    Eastern Switzerland's cuisine is the country's least cosmopolitan, but includes some of its heartiest and tastiest dishes. Specialties from Appenzell... Read more

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