Spectacular views of lakes and mountains

Clear views from high observation towers

A variety of observation towers in Thurgau provide magnificent views over Thurgau, Lake Constance and the Alps. The Stählibuck, Napoleonturm, Hochwacht Wildensbuch and Gewerbeturm Amriswil towers are just a few minutes from the nearest Postbus stop.

A number of observation towers in Thurgau provide superb panoramic views in good weather conditions. Visiting the nearest tower is well worthwhile with incredible views over Thurgau, Lake Constance and as far as the Alps. The age of the towers in canton Thurgau is just as varied as their structures. The nearest Postbus stop is just a few minutes away from the towers by foot. Packing binoculars and a camera is highly recommended if visibility is good.

Stählibuck tower

The “Stählibuck” observation tower is found on the local mountain in Frauenfeld. It’s 27 metres high – after scaling 148 steps, visitors can enjoy magnificent views over Vorarlberg to the east and as far as the Bernese Alps in the west. The Stählibuck tower, constructed in 1908, is one of the oldest steel-framed towers in Switzerland. It was used by the Swiss army as an aircraft observation post during the Second World War.

  • Secluded barbecue sites can be found at the foot of the tower.
  • Travel from Frauenfeld or Weinfelden to the stop Dingenhart, Stählibuck

Hochwacht Wildensbuch observation tower

On a hill above Wildensbuch, the observation tower soars to a height of 37 metres. After climbing the 186 steps, visitors are rewarded with views over the Zurich wine country, the Randen mountains, the Hegau, Lake Constance and as far as the Alps. Timber from four Douglas fir trees was used for the main structure of the tower officially opened in 2010. Travel from Marthalen or Schlatt in Thurgau to the stop Wildensbuch, Dorf

Napoleonturm Hohenrain

The Napoleonturm Hohenrain tower rebuilt in 2019 is located at Weiler Hohenrain near Wäldi. The original tower was constructed by Louis Napoleon III 200 years ago. The elegant timber structure stands at a height of over 30 metres and visitors can discover the region’s history while climbing 200 steps. Out of consideration for local residents, it is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Travel from Kreuzlingen or Frauenfeld to the stop Wäldi, Dorfplatz

Gewerbeturm Amriswil

The Gewerbeturm Amriswil tower was built by the local trade association in 2012. The 30-metre-high tower with 90 steps is made entirely from spruce and larch. The platform provides wonderful views of the Alps and Lake Constance. The tower can be reached from the Amriswil, Mühlebach stop in 10 to 15 minutes.

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.

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Timetable / travel information

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


No reservations can be accepted for individual travellers (1–9 people). For groups of 10 people or more, a reservation is required.

Bicycle transport

No bicycle carrier systems available in/on the vehicle

Bicycle transport remark

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is guaranteed in the Postbus

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
East sector
Gürtelstrasse 14
7001 Chur

Opening hours

Telephone operating times

Mondays through Fridays
8.00–17.00 h

Route timetable

Dingenhart, Stählibuck

Route Direction Validity
838 Frauenfeld, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
838 Weinfelden, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022

Wildensbuch, Dorf

Route Direction Validity
847 Marthalen, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
847 Schlatt TG, Gemeindehaus from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022

Wäldi, Dorfplatz

Route Direction Validity
920 Frauenfeld, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
920 Kreuzlingen, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022

Amriswil, Mühlebach

Route Direction Validity
931 Amriswil, Bahnhof from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022
931 Münsterlingen, Spitaleingang from 12/12/2021 to 12/10/2022