Tour of the Appenzell Vorderland region

Gentle hills, lush greens, scattered settlements

Gentle hills, lush greens, scattered settlements, all joined together to form a healthy and intact landscape. The scenery and fantastic views of the Vorarlberg region and Lake Constance are among the highlights of the St. Gallen–Heiden–St. Anton–Trogen–St. Gallen tour.

There is a wide variety of adventures and excursions to choose from: a hike to Eggersrieter Höchi and on to Fünfländerblick (Five-State View) (Eggersriet, Post Office) or an enjoyable, relaxing visit to the Unterrechstein health spa (Unterrechstein, Heilbad). Heiden, situated on a sunny plateau high above Lake Constance, is another gem among all the lovely places to see in the Appenzell region. Follow in the footsteps of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant in the museum named after him, or enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Constance from the tower of Heiden’s church. The Health Trail leading all around Heiden offers information about the best natural remedies for our organism.

A highlight as far as views go is standing by St. Anton, from where you have magnificent views over Lake Constance and the Alpstein as far as the Alps of Graubünden. From here, it’s not far at all to the culture-packed village of Trogen in the Appenzell region. Here’s the spot to admire the solid stone palaces of the Zellweger dynasty on the town square, some seldom works at the cantonal library or the visitors center of the Pestalozzi Children's Village.

Attractions and information

The Appenzell health spa with mineral water with indoor and outdoor pool and a stylish, generous sauna area:

Circular tour St. Gallen–Heiden–St. Anton–Trogen–St. Gallen starting at the St. Gallen railway station, PostBus routes 120 or 121 to Heiden or by the S11 Appenzell railways to Trogen (also possible in reverse direction).

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.

Timetable / travel information

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

Route open all year

PubliCar–Heiden Oberegg–Reute (Evening Bus)


Reservations required for groups of 10 or more (see Contact).

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed


Discover the Appenzeller Vorderland region on foot

Contact details


PostBus Ltd
East sector
Gürtelstrasse 14
7001 Chur

Opening hours

Telephone contact

Mondays through Fridays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–12 noon and 1.30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday and official holidays closed