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UNESCO World Heritage Site

The holiday region of Arbon with its great historical past lies on the southern shore of Lake Constance. Even the lake dwellers knew about the beautiful location and settled here. The heart of the holiday region is Arbon with its historic old town and numerous stylishly renovated houses from different eras. There is a small castle in almost every of the surrounding communities, some of which are still inhabited. Nevertheless, it is possible to take a look at it.

In 2011 Arbon was awarded the "UNESCO World Heritage Site" label together with other sites. The finds and models of pile dwellings, however, can be seen in the Historical Museum Arbon as well as in the Archaeological Museum Frauenfeld.

City tour in Arbon

Those who are enthusiastic about history should not miss to visit one of the numerous city tours - the Arbon city guides can tell you a lot! There are public city tours from June to September on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Guided tours are organised for groups throughout the year. Reservations and information at the Info Centre in Arbon. The almost 40 metre high pest control tower with its panoramic terrace offers the most beautiful view of the city and the surrounding communities. When the weather is clear, the view extends as far as the Alps and across the lake.

Active holiday

Whether on foot or by bicycle - the Arbon region, with its central location and optimum transport connections, offers limitless possibilities for an individual holiday. A variety of marked routes and safe paths lead you through the beautiful landscape between Lake Constance and Alpstein or around the lake. You can also explore Thurgau on foot along various theme trails, enjoying pure nature and culture. The regional tour suggestions as well as the brochures "Velo- oder Wanderland Thurgau" with their countless suggestions are available in the information centre. Get on your way and discover the region's many special features, which would otherwise remain hidden from you.

Bathing pleasure and much more

Summer holidays in Arbon are pure bathing fun. You are spoilt for choice. For active guests, the swimming pool with its slide and diving platform is just right. People who prefer it more quiet prefer the lido directly at the lake with its magnificent old trees and beautiful terrace restaurant with a wonderful view of the lake or the lido Wiedehorn (Seehorn) with its bathing jetty and the large sunbathing lawn. Of course, the region also offers other sports on land and at sea, such as canoeing, sailing, skating, beach volleyball etc..

In the newly expanded boat harbour, numerous guest places are available to visitors. In addition, the region is the ideal starting point for many excursion destinations in the near and far surroundings, such as the city of St. Gallen, the Appenzellerland or the towns around the lake. These can be easily reached in half an hour by car or public transport.

Arbon cultural

Arbon is alive with events all year round. From concerts and sporting events to the annual Lake Night Festival and the Summerdays Festival. On the last weekend of August, thousands of cyclists cycle along the route closed to motor traffic at SlowUp Lake Constance Switzerland. Not to forget the various theme markets such as the Easter Market, the countless flea markets and last but not least the Christmas Market, which all take place in the beautiful old town of Arbon.

For those who are more interested in history, we recommend a visit to our museums such as the Historical or the Saurer Museum, which tell of the past of Arbon. Worth seeing are also the fruit variety collection, the museum of the Mosterei Möhl or the visitor centre EchinaPoint of the company Bioforce and much more.

Enjoy and dream

The culinary diversity is ensured by the restaurants and cafés, which offer local and international specialities in addition to typical Swiss dishes. There are several restaurants in our region that have been awarded the famous Gault Millau points. All kinds of sleeping accommodations, whether stylish in a half-timbered house or simply on a farm, and almost every budget our hosts offer and take care of the well-being of their guests.

Accommodation in and around Arbon

Book your Lake Constance holiday now - in our accommodation directory you will find numerous accommodations in the region.

Tourist-Information Arbon
Schmiedgasse 5
9320 Arbon
Phone +41 (0) 71 440 13 80