Welcome to Southeastern Switzerland,
where I'm certain that you will feel at home, the moment you'll arrive!
Marvel at the massive and impressive geological tectonic wonders mixed with crisp mountain air, turquoise lake surfaces, spectacular shades of green or enjoy the exquisite Swiss cuisine and pastries; what can one want more! The ultimate playground for sports and nature buffs, photographers, business and leisure travelers.
The Southeastern region includes several hot spots:
The holiday region Heidiland, Lake Walen with its magestic Churfirsten fjords, the summer and winter sport areas Flumserberg and Pizol, Sarganserland with its castles and medieval and Roman ruins and its fascinating tectonic view into three famous valleys.
One valley takes you past the renowned spa village of Bad Ragaz to the vineyards of the Bündner Herrschaften in Maienfeld. Here you can enjoy quaint old villages or visit the former Heidi movie set and museum. Traveling further into this valley, you'll reach the city of Chur. From there you have the choice to explore deeper into the Engadin or Walser valleys or you can take an easy 1.5 hour drive through various magical mountain passes (such as the San Bernardino or Splügen) down to the Southern part of Switzerland, the flower Riviera of romantic Ticino, which of course, borders Italy.
The second valley connects Sargans(erland) to the quaint historic city of Walenstadt and Lake Walen, then continues passed massive fjords to additional historic towns like Weesen or Glarus (with it's famous UNESCO Sardona tectonic region). From there it's just a jump to the Castle of Rapperswil or further along Lake Zurich to the many cultural parts of the of the Zurich region.
Finally, the Rhine valley, takes you passed the two famous castles of Principality of Liechtenstein all the way to St. Gall, Zurich, Bern and every pristine place in between. Along the way you won't be able to take your eyes off spectacular Lake Constance, bordering Austria and Germany!
The perfect area to visit four countries in one day!
Once you arrive at Zurich or Basel airports, it's a snap to easily reach these areas by car or by train.
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