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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The grounds of the abbey and the cathedral border the Altstadt, which demonstrates a healthy symbiosis between scrupulously preserved...

Drei Weieren

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Atop Freudenberg Hill you'll find Drei Weieren, a relaxing park and swimming area with several refreshing ponds. Swimming is free at...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The cathedral is an impressive sight. Begun in 1755 and completed in 1766, it is the antithesis of the decadent Abbey Library nearby,...


  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Just a few steps from the abbey, at the end of the Old Town, is the Mühleggbahn, a self-service funicular that runs up the hillside,...


  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

A 30-minute walk up the steep Mülenenschlucht takes you past the mossy Steinach Gorge, where St. Gallus allegedly befriended a bear...

Stadt Lounge

  • Local Interest–Sight

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,...


  • Museum/Gallery

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