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Cultural Experience in Eastern Switzerland

Appenzell | Lake Constance

from CHF 1'215.- per person for 4 nights

price per person in a double room

The offer is bookable all year around except for public holidays. Due to conversion work from 14.8. to 23.9.2022, only bookable with an overnight stay at the Weissbad Lodge instead of the Hotel Hof Weissbad.

Experience old and authentic traditions and customs in the eastern part of Switzerland and visit cultural heritage sites.

Explore Eastern Switzerland and its beautiful villages, where customs and traditions are still practiced and where history, art and culture come together. Colourfully painted wooden houses, sweeping gables, traditional brewing, the third oldest library in the world and harbour stories on Lake Constance - there is plenty to discover.

Day 1: Customs and historic houses in Appenzell

Your cultural experience starts at the foot of the Alpstein massif in the village of Appenzell or in the local dialect also called "Appezöll". Colourfully painted wooden houses with curved gables give the village a very special character. Find out more about the village fire of 1560, why the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden was the last canton to introduce women's voting rights in 1990 and how it came about that today voting is still carried out by hand on the village square.

  • Journey to Appenzell - recommended with the Pre-Alpine Express via Lucerne
  • Visit of the historical and picturesque village of Appenzell
    Tip: Visit the Appenzeller brewery and taste Appenzeller beer and Säntis malt in the "Whiskey-Stöbli
  • Pick up in Appenzell (by appointment at Hotel Hof Weissbad) and transfer to the neighbouring village of Weissbad
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Hof Weissbad****S

Day 2: The Appenzellerland from its most beautiful side

For the second day in Appenzell, we recommend the 2-hour hike to the famous Aescher mountain inn. Also worthwhile is a visit to the show dairy in Stein AR or the production site of Appenzeller Alpenbitter. The reception at the Hof Weissbad will be happy to tell you more local excursion tips.

Day 3: Visit of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in St. Gall

The old town of the eastern Swiss metropolis of St. Gall is characterised by buildings steeped in history. The heart of the city is the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of the Abbey District of St. Gall with its baroque cathedral and world-famous, ancient abbey library.

  • Travel by train from Weissbad/Appenzell to St. Gallen
  • Visit the beautiful old town of St. Gallen and tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Abbey District of St. Gallen with its beautiful and ancient state library
  • Transfer by post bus to Horn on Lake Constance
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Bad Horn****S

Day 4: Along the Lake Constance

The highlight of the third day is characterized by physical activity and natural landscape. By e-bike, a tour takes you along the Lake Constance cycle path towards Romanshorn and Kreuzlingen - two of Lake Constance's harbour places. Across fields and through forests you will then reach the wellness hotel Golf Panorama in Lipperswil, where you can relax your muscles  in the whirlpool.

  • Breakfast from the buffet with lake view
  • E-bike tour from Horn to Lipperswil (4h) - or by train & bus (2nd class) to Lipperswil with sightseeing in the villages Romanshorn and Kreuzlingen
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at the Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama****S

Day 5: Painted houses and falling water masses

You should not miss this, for the last day we recommend you: Train journey along Lake Constance and the Rhine to Schaffhausen - a town once considered a reloading point for the movement of goods, as ships had to avoid impassable water rapids. Traces of the Second World War are also highly present, as on 1 April 1944, due to a navigational error, the town became the target of a bombing raid by the US air fleet.

  • Breakfast from the buffet with a view to the countryside
  • Bus ride to Ermatingen and continue by regional train along Lake Constance and the river Rhine to Schaffhausen
    (ticket not included - bookable for a surcharge of CHF 29.- without reduction and CHF 22.- with halffare card)
  • Visit of the beautiful old town of Schaffhausen and watching the impressive water masses of the Rhine Falls plunging into the depths
  • End of the tour - or extra night in Zurich at the Hotel Glärnischhof****S

Included services

    •  4 nights in three different Private Selection Hotels
      •    2 overnight stays at the Hotel Hof Weissbad****S or at the Weissbad Lodge
      •    1 overnight stay at the Hotel Bad Horn****S
      •    1 overnight stay at the Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama****S
    • Rich breakfast from the buffet and 4 to 5-course menu with choice in the evening
    • Free use of the wellness infrastructure in all three hotels
    • Public transport ticket for the whole lake Constance region für 3 days(2nd class)
      (valid for the 2nd., 3rd and 4rt day)
    • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
    • Entrance ticket for the Abbey District Library
    • Tips for sightseeing and excursions as well as route descriptions and digital maps for the bike tour
    • On request and at an extra charge: E-bike or country bike rental for one day

    Prices per person

    Price per person for 4 nights

    in a double room
    CHF 1'215.-
    surcharge for a single room
    CHF 210.-
    surcharge for e-bike rental for 2 days
    CHF 195.-
    surcharge for countrybike rental for 2 days
    CHF 125.-


    Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at or fill in the enquiry form.

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