Northeastern Switzerland is a region in Switzerland.
This Region of Switzerland has often been overlooked by the main tourist flows but holds a lot of cultural and natural treasures. From the low-lying hills of the Canton Thurgau where biking tours between apple trees and lake Constance are possible to the mountain ranges of Alpstein and Toggenburg where hiking and skiing options exist one can find pretty much any activity to pursue. A lot of local folklore has also been preserved in the area. Especially in Appenzell, where the Landsgemeinde, an annual political gathering of all citizens to vote in public and elect local leaders, has reached international fame.
The Area lies entirely in the German speaking part of Switzerland. The Swiss German spoken here differs somewhat from the Version spoken in Zurich but differences are only audible to locals.
As in other areas of Switzerland, access is relatively easy, by either public transport or car. The A1 connects northeastern Switzerland with Zurich and the A13 with Graubünden. Furthermore one can reach the region from Germany and Austria. There are Intercity trains running from Zurich and Berne to St. Gallen every half an hour and from Chur in the Grison region another Intercity train also leaves for the area every hour.
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