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 GTofS Snackbox L3  

highlights along the zurich region

The Grand Tour of Switzerland stretches for 1,600 km and whisks you through the country's most beautiful regions. You'll encounter four linguistic regions as you take in five Alpine passes, 11 UNESCO World Heritage Properties, two biosphere reserves and 22 lakes. Enjoy an unforgettable journey packed with adventure from start to finish! We welcome you to discover the Grand Tour of Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona, the Town of Roses on the lake of Zurich. 

Highlight Rapperswil-Jona
One of the highlights is Rapperswil-Jona. Besides being renowned for its picturesque Old Town and Medieval castle, Rapperswil is known as the Town of Roses. Over 20,000 rose plants bloom in the four main rose gardens, as well as in other public and private places.


Experience the culinary diversity of Switzerland. The Grand Tour of Switzerland won't just show you Switzerland's most beautiful side; it's also a culinary journey of discovery. Thanks to the variety of speciality dishes waiting for you in every part of the country and thanks to the Grand Tour Snack Box with tempting regional treats. You can buy the Snack-Box at the Bächlihof in Jona for CHF 25.00 and can be filled for CHF 20.00 (for two people). You can repeatedly top it up.


More highlights along the Region Lake Zurich:


Ufnau Island

The tiny island of Ufnau on Lake Zurich is a nature reserve and has been the property of Einsiedeln Abbey since 965. Although swimming is prohibited on the island, it is still well worth a visit thanks to its medieval churches and friendly inn.



At Europe's largest indoor water park, water slides with a total length of over 1,800 m (2,000 yards) provide plenty of thrills.


Knies Kinderzoo

Lumbering Asian elephants, inquisitive African miniature goats, intelligent South American sea lions and agile squirrel monkeys all guarantee a wealth of fascinating experiences.


Round trips on the Lake

A relaxed ride on Lake Zurich is part of a visit to this Region. And the chance to get to know the Region from another angle.



Travel Planning you will find all the useful information to make your Grand Tour of Switzerland an unforgettable experience hier.

The web route Discover the Grand Tour and all its highlights on a virtual trip.

Information material 
The Road map (1:275 000) can be ordered hier or is available at the Tourist Information Rapperswil-Jona.

The Guidebook which covers tour highlights etc. can be ordered hier or is available at the Tourist Information Rapperswil-Jona.

Tourist Information
+41 55 220 57 57
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Next city walking tours
16th September 2017, 2pm

SBB: Online timetable



To: Rapperswil SG, Bahnhof
Railway Information