Eastern Switzerland

Eastern Switzerland is a region in Switzerland. It spans the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, both Appenzell and Glarus. It shares a border with Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein and overlaps with the Lake Constance region.
Popular destinations: Saint Gallen, Rapperswil and Schaffhausen

Saint Gallen is the main city of eastern Switzerland. For travellers, it's main draw is the centuries old Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a world famous historic library.

Rapperswil is a city that borders Northeastern Switzerland & Central Switzerland and lays direct at the end of Lake Zurich and Obersee.

Schaffhausen is a city in north-eastern Switzerland on the river Rhine, next to the German border.

Stein am Rhein is a town in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. It is situated on the river Rhine, at the westend of Lake Constance.

Sargans is a municipality in the canton of Saint Gallen in Eastern Switzerland. Sargans is an important regional hub.

Appenzell is in Switzerland. Catch a train from Gossau or Saint Gallen. The trainstation for the Appenzellerbahn is separate from the normal trains as the trackwidth is different.

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