East Switzerland encompasses several mountains, Lakes Constance and Zurich, gorges and valleys. Some tourists leave their hotels in East Switzerland to visit the “City of Oriel Windows” or Schaffhausen; others leave their East Switzerland hotels to go to see Bad Ragaz and “Heidiland”. Many more stay in East Switzerland cheap hotels so they ca afford to ski and hike the region for more than a weekend. East Switzerland, or at least some parts, can be expensive. Check with EasyToBook.com for affordable solutions including discount hotels. East Switzerland then can be your inexpensive destination.
In East Switzerland, you can visit St. Gallen, sheltered in the Steinbach Valley. It is home to the St. Gallen’s Baroque Cathedral and an ancient Abbey Library. It, too, has oriel windows. One house has turret dating from 1606. The turret seems to be supported by the sculpted figure of a nobleman. Other homes bear such names as Swan House and globe House. You can learn more in the history and Folklore Museum about this phenomenon of sculpted houses and oriel windows.
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