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Alter Rhein - Things to Know Before Visiting

Alter Rhein, Switzerland

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About Alter Rhein

The Alter Rhein is the old river bed of the Alpine Rhine in St. Gallen and Vorarlberg in the Alpine Rhine Valley, which was cut off when the Rhine was straightened during the 20th century. It is one of the beautiful places in Switzerland and also a nice picnic spot too.


Attractions Near Alter Rhein

Rhine delta
Rhine delta6.12km from Alter Rhein

A river delta in the Netherlands formed by the confluence of the Rhine, the Meuse and the Scheldt rivers.

Henry Dunant Museum
Henry Dunant Museum6.65km from Alter Rhein

The Henry Dunant Museum is devoted to the character and life’s work of Henry Dunant, who once lived in Heiden. The museum does not just keep alive memories of the founder of the Red Cross – one room is also devoted to his visions of a world without war.

Fort Heldsberg
Fort Heldsberg8.82km from Alter Rhein

The Heldsberg fortress is built into a rocky outcrop between the villages of St. Margrethen and Au in the Rhine Valley. Lustenau, the stately village in Vorarlberg, is located directly above the border river Rhine. The fortress had the task of preventing the crossing over the border river Rhine between Montlingen and Lake Constance and of disrupting a crossing over the lake from the Lindau area in order to ultimately ward off an invasion of Switzerland.

Arbon Castle
Arbon Castle9.48km from Alter Rhein

Arbon Castle is a former castle and now the Historisches Museum Arbon located in the municipality of Arbon of the Canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The oldest part of the current castle is a 13th-century, originally free-standing, residential tower. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area.

St. Anton Pass
St. Anton Pass10.18km from Alter Rhein

St. Anton Pass is a high mountain pass in the Alps between the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen in Switzerland. It connects Ruppen Pass and Oberegg. One of the beautiful places with a beautiful climate and a nice panoramic view.

Ruppen Pass
Ruppen Pass12.65km from Alter Rhein

Ruppen Pass is a high mountain pass between the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. It connects Trogen and Altstätten. The pass road has a maximum grade of 9 percent. The views from here are truly beautiful and also It gives a beautiful leisure time.

Where is Alter Rhein

Discover More Attractions in Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Where Alter Rhein Is Located

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

Appenzell Ausserrhoden is in the northeast of Switzerland, next to the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden. The name Appenzell means cell or estate of the abbot. This refers to the Abbey of St. Gallen, which exerted a great influence on the area.

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