Abbey precinct and St. Gallen Abbey
Visit the oldest library in Switzerland and one of the largest monastery libraries in the world. The St. Gallen Abbey Precinct is in the monastery district right next to the famous cathedral of
St. Gallen. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes significant treasures of the canton and the church. The library was built in 1767 and is unique with its Baroque Hall. Discover fourteen centuries of history in one of the oldest existing libraries in the world.
Alighting point: St. Gallen, 10-minute walk to the monastery district
More information you find here: www.st.gallen.bodensee.ch/en
Peter and Paul Wildlife Park
Visit the Peter and Paul Wildlife Park in Rotmonten above the town of St. Gallen. At 780 metres above sea level, the park invites you to walk around and enjoy wooded areas and wildlife enclosures. Marvel at the various wildlife species to be found in Switzerland, such as deer, wild boar, lynx, ibexes and groundhogs. The paths are wheelchair and pushchair friendly – a relaxing trip for people of all ages!
Alighting point: St. Gallen, bus no. 5 to St. Gallen, Rotmonten getting off at St. Gallen, Sonne, 15-minute walk to the Peter and Paul Wildlife Park
More information you find here: www.wildpark-peterundpaul.ch
The Textilmuseum St. Gallen shows exhibitions on Swiss textile production. Linking the past to the present gives surprising impressions of how the industrial section has developed and what its perspectives are likely to be. Exquisite materials, embroideries and lace demonstrate the fascinating world of textiles from the Middle-Ages to the present.
Alighting point: St. Gallen, 5-minute walk to the Textilmuseum
More information you find here: www.textilmuseum.ch/en
With its extensive swimming, sports and sauna facilities, and spa, gym and treatment amenities, the Säntispark is a great place for fun, relaxation and exercise. The Fairplay bistro and Migros restaurant offer a large range of snacks, meals and thirst-quenching beverages – ideal for rounding off a visit to this, eastern Switzerland's largest leisure centre.
Alighting point: St. Gallen, bus no. 7 to Abtwil SG, St. Josefen getting off at Abtwil SG, Säntispark
More information you find here: www.saentispark-freizeit.ch
Castle of Rapperswil
Rapperswil Castle is the landmark of the picturesque “City of Roses”, which lies on the shores of Lake Zurich. The castle, which was built towards the end of the 12th century and subsequently renovated on a number of occasions, can be seen from far away. It towers high above the town, perched atop a long rocky hill called the Lindenhof, which extends through Rapperswil. The southern flank of the hill is known as the Schlossberg. This area is home to the oldest vineyard on Lake Zurich, which cultivates wonderful Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir) grapes.
Alighting point: Rapperswil, 10-minute walk to the Castle
More information you find here: www.schlossrapperswil.com
Discover the colourful world of Baroque and gain an unforgettable insight into the history, the life and the spirituality of the monks of Einsiedeln. For over one thousand years, the abbey has been a meeting place as well as a centre of culture and education. Today, there are still around 50 monks living there. Take a guided tour around the abbey and find out lots of background information on the abbey and its monks.
Alighting point: Biberbrugg, S13 to Einsiedeln, getting off at Einsiedeln, 10-minute walk to the abbey
More information you find here: www.kloster-einsiedeln.ch
Nature Park and zoo Arth-Goldau
Today around 100 species of wild and non-domesticated animals live in the area of the landslide, in the 34-hectare Goldau Nature Park and Zoo. The zoo has various species of deer and moufflon sheep in a large free-range area, and wolves, lynxes, wild boar and wild cats in large enclosures. Rare animals, such as the Syrian brown bear, the European bison or birds such as the hermit ibis and the bearded vulture are merrily multiplying in the zoo's Conservation Breeding Programs. Guided tours, exhibitions and workshops impart knowledge about the animals and their habitats.
Alighting point: Arth-Goldau, 10-minute walk to the Nature Park and Zoo
More information you find here: www.tierpark.ch
The Swiss Museum of Transport
The Swiss Museum of Transport is an exciting and interest-packed place of discovery – full of original contemporary witnesses to transport history. The Swiss Museum of Transport features interactive and varied displays with which to show the development of transport and mobility and how communication systems operate. Attractions found nowhere else in Switzerland such as the Filmtheatre, Planetarium and Swissarena, as well as the Hans Erni Museum and many other features turn a visit into an experience. The Swiss Museum of Transport also incorporates a state-of-the-art congress centre and offers a wide range of refreshments to cater for hungry visitors and guests.
Alighting point: Lucerne, Swiss Museum of Transport, 3-minute walk to the swiss Museum of Transport.
More information you find here: www.verkehrshaus.ch/en
Enjoy a fantastic view of the Swiss mountains, Lake Lucerne and the city of the same name in the fully glazed panorama gallery on Mount Pilatus. You can reach the summit of Mount Pilatus by cogwheel railway which, with its maximum gradient of 48%, is the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. For all action lovers, Mount Pilatus also offers a rope park with various levels of difficulty and a toboggan run. Hikers will love discovering the Flower Trail, the Dragon Trail and the Scavenger Hunt on this mountain near Lucerne.
Alighting point: Lucerne, bus to Kriens getting off at Kriens, Pilatus Centre, walk to Kriens valley station
More information you find here: www.pilatus.ch/en
Discover infinity on Mount Rigi, Queen of the mountains. Whether hiking up to Mount Rigi's summit or enjoying a gentle stroll – there are numerous ways of enjoying nature. The view to the north stretches over Lake Aegeri, Lake Lauerz and Lake Zug. To the northwest, you have a view of Switzerland's central plateau region, and, to the south, of the Alpine chain. Enjoy the breathtaking view on a trip in one of the aerial cable cars or the cogwheel railway from Vitznau/Goldau to Rigi Kulm.
Alighting point: Arth-Goldau, cogwheel railway to Rigi Kulm
More information about you find here: www.rigi.ch/en
The famous Chapel Bridge is Lucerne's major landmark and one of Europe's oldest wooden bridges. It crosses the Reuss which separates the old town from the new town. The Water Tower is right next to the bridge and is said to be the most frequently photographed landmark in Switzerland. The octagonal tower is 34.5 metres high from its base to its tip. Discover a variety of tourist attractions in Lucerne's old town!
Alighting point: Lucerne, 5-minute walk to Chapel Bridge
More information you find here: www.luzern.com/en
Lion Monument and Glacier Garden
The Lion Monument or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne. The Monument was bild in 1821. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. It is the mostly visited monument in the city of Lucerne. Beside the lion’s monument there ist he Glacier Garden. In this small park you can enjoy a playful and informativ excursion.
Alighting Point Lucerne, 10-minute walk to the Lion Monument and the Glacier Garden
More information you find here: www.gletschergarten.ch/en