For visitors who would like to explore Switzerland by rail, we recommend the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland combines eight different routes covering around 1200 kilometres. The highlights of the Swiss rail network offer an unforgettable experience at any time of year. Travellers can start at any point along the tour.
From St. Gallen it's easy to take a trip to the Appenzellerland. Enjoy the journey from St. Gallen to Appenzell with Appenzell Railways. Even before you start out, the red train itself offers a great photo opportunity. And once you're on your way, you can sit back as you chug through the rolling green landscape.
From Appenzell you can travel directly to Herisau with Appenzell Railways. From there you continue the Grand Tour toward Lucerne with the Voralpen Express after a picturesque diversion in the Appenzellerland.
The colourful houses on the main street, the imposing parish church, the castle and the historic village square (Landsgemeindeplatz. Enjoy an entrancing and fascinating insight into this traditional Alpine village. Discover the delights of the smallest Swiss capital.