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The Grand Tour of Switzerland is a voyage of discovery that packs all the Highlights of Switzerland into a single trip. On the Grand Tour of Switzerland, the journey is the reward. This tour takes you on a trip of 1,600 kilometres through the most beautiful regions of Switzerland and Shows you how diverse, multifaceted and spectacular our Country is. You travel through four language regions, across five Alpine passes, and 22 lakes and visit 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two biospheres. In other words, you enjoy an intensive taste of Switzerland and experience its Array of scenic and cultural charms.
Section Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein
No other stage on the Grand Tour of Switzerland has valleys and mountains packed with so many experiences. From the Rhine Falls in the Schaffhausen Region to the seven Churfirsten peaks in Toggenburg, from Werdenberg, Switzerland's smallest town, to the Prinicipality of Liechtenstein - a unique Little land on the four-country border. The Appenzellerland entices with its rich heritage and tradition, while in Heidiland you can immerse yourself in the Homeland of Heidi, Peter and the Alps Uncle.
The Highlights in the Appenzellerland
Alpine dairy traditions are still kept alive in the Appenzellerland. This is one of Switzerland's most cultured and sociable regions by far. The Alpstein range captivates with stunning Alpine landscapes and offers hikers boundless possibilities - from easy strolls to challenging treks. Six cable cars whisk you up to the heights.
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The Ziegelhütte Art gallery is dedicated to the work of Carl Liner Senior and Junior. It preserves their creative legacy and encourages reflection on the art of the 20th century and the present, as well as classical and contemporary music. The magnificent 16th century brick kiln is big enough for a person to walk around in it, and the special atmosphere of the building makes it a wonderful location for events of all kinds.
Museum of Art Appenzell
Regularly changing exhibitions show aspects of the work of the artists Carl August Liner (1871 –1946) and Carl Walter Liner (1914 –1997), as well as works of art from the 20th century and the present day. The museum building was designed by the Zurich architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass.
Official Grand Tour of Switzerland hotel
The Romantik Hotel Säntis **** in Appenzell is situated directly at the historic Landsgemeindeplatz (main square). Experience typical Appenzell hospitality and enjoy a tempting array of culinary delights. Benefit from the special package for Grand Tour guests.