Eastern Switzerland Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Eastern Switzerland - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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  • Town/Village

About halfway between Kreuzlingen and Rorschach (follow Highway 13 east along the Bodensee) you'll come to the small town of Romanshorn.


  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Modern cheese-making methods are demonstrated at the Schaukäserei, a combination of a factory and a museum. Cheese is made until 4.


  • Building/Architectural Site

With its spectacular Renaissance portico and oriel dating from 1653, this building is an embodiment of Schaffhausen's state of suspended...


  • Military Site

Once a part of the city wall, the tower dates from 1361. Inside the arch on the keystone is a relief from 1933 that bears a wise caution...

Stadt Lounge

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Native-born artist Pipilotti Rist's Stadt Lounge, created with artist Carlos Martinez, is a public artwork project that has bathed...


  • Library/Archive

Although the abbey was largely destroyed in the Reformation and closed down altogether in 1805, its library, built between 1758 and 1767,...


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St. Gallen's history as a textile capital dates from the Middle Ages, when convent workers wove linen toile of such exceptional quality...


  • Town/Village

At the western end of the Walensee, Weesen is a quiet, shady resort noted for its mild climate and lovely lakeside walkway.

Zum Goldenen Ochsen

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This late-Gothic building had a Renaissance-style portico and oriel window added to it in 1609. Flanking the windows are three floors...

Zur Wasserquelle and Zur Zieglerburg

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This rococo duplex dates from 1738; since they are now private residences, you can see them only from the outside. Across the street...