Founded by the counts of Kyburg, Frauenfeld can look back on a rich history. To this day, Castle Frauenfeld, with its tower from 1227, as well as the rectangular layout of the old town is witness to that history. Magnificent legation houses from the 18th century invite you to a stroll through the narrow streets.
Frauenfeld is the starting point for a variety of bicycle, skating and hiking routes. These let you discover the diversity of the canton’s westernmost part. Worthwhile destinations such as the Seebach Valley, numerous castles and fantastic panoramic vistas reward active visitors for their efforts. A few kilometers away you will find Kartause Ittingen, a former monastery that is a national treasure.
- Thurgau History Museum – everyday objects are the focus of the ethnological collections.
- Natural History Museum and Museum for Archaeology, Thurgau – the history of mankind and natural history door to door.
- Stählibuckturm – viewing tower above Frauenfeld offers a unique panorama.
- Kartause Ittingen in Warth – formerly a Carthusian Monastery, today a center for culture and seminars.
- Blues Festival Frauenfeld – ranks alongside Lucerne, Basel and Baden as one of Switzerland's largest blues festivals (March).
- Swiss Motocross Masters – a thrilling prelude to the Swiss Motocross Championship (Easter Monday).
- Swiss Derby – a prestigious horse race on the Allmend common in Frauenfeld (June).
- Openair Frauenfeld – Europe’s largest HipHop Festival (July).
- “Generations” – International Jazz Festival (every second year in September).