For those who enjoy walking, Switzerland is a magnificent place for a holiday. Those who want to see the Swiss Alps or have taken Swiss holidays before will enjoy Eastern Switzerland. It is possible to take Swiss holidays in one of many towns or cities, or in more quieter places. Often overlooked by tourists and mass tourism, this part of the country and Liechtenstein are perfect for those seeking tranquility and peace.
In Switzerland, walking is one of the main activities, and there are many hiking trails available in the mountains and lakes. This region stretches from Lake Constance to Glarnerland. Appenzell is surrounded by countryside and hills with the mountains beyond and is one of the main attractions. What’s more, this pretty town is surrounded by hills and mountains. With over 750 miles of marked trails, you can find walks for all fitness levels and experience levels. Mt. Saentis is the area’s highest peak.
The Swiss Alps walking area Toggenburg is situated between Churfirsten and Saentis. Switzerland has nearly 200 miles of hiking trails in this part of the mountains, but if you prefer a more lively holiday, Switzerland also has the Glarnerland, which is picturesque and somewhat off the beaten track, but nearby cosmopolitan cities like Zurich. In Glarnerland, you can find a village called Quinten. Accessible only by boat or foot and located on Lake Walensee, it is one of the main attractions. The principality of Liechtenstein has a small population, but you will always feel welcome. St. Gallen’s has an old town free of traffic that is ideal for history enthusiasts. There are more than 100 miles of hiking trails and many historic sites. Its main attraction is the abbey, now a UNESCO heritage site.
If you decide to take a Switzerland mountain holiday at the right time of year, you can watch the locals bring down their cows. Each herd sports a floral headdress and the cows wear bells. They are brought to the villages in a procession, then there is dancing and drinking. In the autumn, many people come to see this spectacle. This region, and Switzerland in general, offers much more than walking. Many people return to this place year after year because of the peace and quiet that can be found there.