The region of Eastern Switzerland includes incredibly scenic sections of the Swiss Alps, glossy alpine lakes, and many other attractive natural wonders for adventurous travelers. One of the most popular areas for winter sports and activities in Europe, the area is known for amazing skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and snow shoe trekking. Some guided tours even offer the accompaniment of Siberian huskies.
In any season, a helicopter tour is a wonderful way to take in the natural beauty of Eastern Switzerland's landscapes. See the alps from above, and even touch down on a glacier!
During the warmer months, you will not want to miss Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. 150 meters wide and 23 meters high, the falls are a true natural wonder. You can look out over the falls from the top, or take a boat ride right up to the basin of the falls and feel the true might of the water.
If you are interested in a more urban setting, visit the historic city of St. Gallen, nestled between Bodensee and Appenzellerland. With its pedestrian-only old town, you will feel as if you are stepping into another time. Historic walking tours are a great way to see the city, and you will want to visit St. Gallen's most famous landmark, the Baroque Cathedral. Appenzell is also a wonderful rural town to visit to soak in rural Swiss customs or go on a guided hike. Trek out to the shores of the Bodensee to relax and enjoy some German flavor around this glossy alpine lake.