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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland / Leg: St. Gallen–Schaffhausen–Zurich (133 km/2 hours 34 minutes)

Across some 1,280 kilometres, the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland unites the most beautiful panoramic journeys in one all-round experience. The varied trip runs through cities, towns and villages, over mountains and past glaciers, lakes and rivers and through all language regions. The Grand Train Tour of Switzerland combines the highlights of Swiss public transport, emphasises selected excursions and is available to experience throughout the whole year. Passengers can start their journey, get off the train and continue travelling at any point along the route – there is no set direction or duration.

The train journey from St. Gallen to Zurich through Eastern Switzerland starts in St. Gallen. The city, which dates back to the 7th century, is the cultural and commercial centre of Eastern Switzerland. Here, the abbey precinct with its abbey library, which holds more than 170,000 books and manuscripts and is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, is well worth a visit. 

Shortly after, Lake Constance, the third largest lake in central Europe in terms of area, comes into view. The train travels along its banks to Romanshorn, then continues on to the town of Schaffhausen, with its landmark – the Munot fortress. Past the famous Rhine Falls, the journey continues to Zurich.    

Train journey
St. Gallen–Romanshorn–Kreuzlingen–Stein am Rhein–Schaffhausen