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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Schaffhausen 11

St. Gallen 8

Appenzell 6

Stein-am-Rhein 4

Kreuzlingen and Konstanz 2

Walensee 1

Mt. Santis 1

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  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Lined with shops and cafés, this square is a favorite place for young people to stroll, especially in the evening. A large 16th-century...


  • Building/Architectural Site

A pair of lions frames the doorway of the remarkable baroque building, which is the former drinking spot of the Tanner's' Guild. A two-handled...

Haus zum Ritter

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The city's finest mansion dates from 1492. Its fresco facade was commissioned by the resident knight, Hans von Waldkirch. Tobias Stimmer...


  • Military Site

Built between 1564 and 1589 in full circle form based on an idea by Albrecht Dürer, the massive stone ramparts served as a fortress...

Museum zu Allerheiligen

  • Museum/Gallery

This excellent museum on the cathedral grounds houses an extensive collection of ancient and medieval historical artifacts. The period...

Münster zu Allerheiligen

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This beautiful cathedral, along with its cloister and grounds, dominates the lower city. Founded in 1049, the original cathedral was...


  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

The Rheinfall is 492 feet wide, drops some 82 feet in a series of three dramatic leaps, and is split at the center by a bushy crag straight...


  • 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...

Zum Goldenen Ochsen

  • Building/Architectural Site

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