Discovery tour and jokes trail in the Appenzell countryside

Round-trip adventure and Witzweg joke-path – beautifully entertaining enjoyment

On an entertaining trip amidst stunning Appenzell country landscapes - where people have a lot to smile about. Here at the heart of Appenzell country, PostBus has clubbed up with two mountain railways and a boat, giving you the chance to enjoy a most beautiful and entertaining round-trip – and this is no joke!

Operations notice about scheduled boat trips: Schweizerische Bodensee Schifffahrt AG

Let us introduce you to the wonderful country landscapes of Appenzell. Here you enjoy breath-taking views over Lake Constance, across to southern Germany, the Rhine delta and the Bregenz bay. Both the boat ride and trips with the two funicular mountain railways on the stretches Walzenhausen–Rheineck and Rorschach–Heiden are the makings of a memorable journey with some truly stunning scenery – not forgetting the chance to learn some sly-witted Appenzeller jokes! Around 40 panels of jokes invite you to stop for a pause and chuckle...

Voyage of discovery by Postbus, mountain railway and boat

Enjoy the magnificent views Appenzeller Vorderland country has to offer on a scenic round trip by boat, mountain rail and PostBus: Heiden–Walzenhausen with Postbus, mountain rail to Rheineck, by boat to Rorschach and back to where you came from with Appenzeller rail from Rorschach to Heiden.

Attractions and information

  • The discovery tour provides just as much fun in the opposite direction
  • Boat Season: Daily from early May until mid-September; Saturdays and Sundays from mid-September until mid-October.
  • Joke trail Heiden-Wolfhalden-Walzenhausen (8.5 km, approx. 3 hours)
  • Three well-constructed campfire areas invite you for a barbecue
  • Tour of the Biedermeier village of Heiden with a climb up to the viewing terrace of the 40-metre-high church tower with its 360° panoramic views (church tower open in good weather daily between early May and mid-October from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.)
  • Journey by Postbus to Heiden: from St Gallen station (routes 120 and 121), from Rheineck (route 222), from St Margrethen (routes 224/225), from Heerbrugg (route 226).

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.
Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

For the voyage of discovery Heiden-Walzenhausen-Rheineck-Schiff-Rorschach-Heiden:

Adults CHF 28.00
Children up to 16 years of age/half-fare travel card CHF 14.00
Holders of a GA travel card/Ostwind day pass plus Free

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

Route open all year

Special comments:
Operations notice about scheduled boat trips: Schweizerische Bodensee Schifffahrt AG


For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required. (View contact).

Bicycle transport

No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus



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