Eastern Switzerland Travel Guide
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).
During the summer high season, Stein-am-Rhein and Gottlieben swell with tourists because there's no town around to catch the... read more
Restaurants in this region are often in centuries-old structures that have been home to some kind of eatery (in a few... read more
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