Eastern Switzerland stretches from the shimmering waters of Lake Constance across the hilly Appenzellerland to the Alpine landscapes of Toggenburg, the Heidiland holiday region and the Glarnerland. Far off in the Rhine Valley is Vaduz with its princes' castle.
Simply grand. A slight haze tints quiet rivers with subtle pastel hues. Impressively vast roofs shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Or a stroll through Bern along six kilometres of arcades lining the streets of the old city. Busy market stalls liven up squares, and pubs and restaurants with plenty of character serve wholesome food under ancient arched ceilings, while small theatres in cellars below the arcades offer stimulating entertainment.
Typical and joyful villages following each other, vineyards as far as the eye can see, a university and medieval city, friendly lakeshores, a lake reflecting an urban yet country landscape at sunset: the Neuchâtel lakeshore is one of Watch Valley gems, a genuine paradise on earth with dolce vita atmosphere.