3 days in Vaduz, Canton of Appenzell & Gruyeres Itinerary

3 days in Vaduz, Canton of Appenzell & Gruyeres Itinerary

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Appenzell, Switzerland
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, ponder the world of politics at Landtag of Liechtenstein, don't miss a visit to The Main Square, then don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, and finally examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vaduz itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Vaduz is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums

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Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell day trip planner.

Getting from Vaduz to Appenzell by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
On the 23rd (Wed), test your team's savvy at HouseTrap, indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de la Gruyere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint Theodule, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gruyeres trip builder.

You can drive from Appenzell to Gruyeres in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Canton of Appenzell travel guide

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Mountains · Outdoor Activities · Specialty Museums
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings.

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