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The most beautiful combination of nature and culture: The Voralpen-Express runs between Lucerne and St. Gallen. Enjoy the fascinating views en route of the Rigi and the Schwyz Mythen, the high moorland near Rothenthurm, the Rapperswil lake dam and much more!





Highlights on the tour

Rapperswil Children’s Zoo

Knies Kinderzoo, the place where children’s dreams come true. To feel like a Bedouin on the back of a camel.

Rapperswil Castle

Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, climb the steps to the castle and enjoy the view of the enchanting Obersee.

Hurden wooden footbridge

Walk over the wooden footbridge on the water to Hurden and enjoy a freshly caught European perch.

Lion Monument

Once in Lucerne, a detour to the Lion Monument is a must. Find out what it’s all about.

Lake Lucerne

A boat trip on Lake Lucerne with a delicious aperitif is the perfect way to start the Voralpen-Express tour.


You should definitely go from St. Gallen up to the Säntis when you arrive in St. Gallen.

Our hostels on this tour

  • St. Gallen Youth Hostel

    Right in the countryside and with the rooftops of tradition-steeped St. Gallen and Lake Constance on your doorstep. And close to some pretty natural pools.

  • Rapperswil-Jona Youth Hostel

    Elephant riding, bleating and other noises in the petting zoo, splendidly scented roses, a pilgrims' footbridge and a castle high above the lake: all in Rapperswil, of course!

  • Lucerne Youth Hostel

    Living city history, lake, mountains, music, culture and zest for life – a stay in Lucerne is more than just a holiday!