Bern, Switzerland's capital, is situated roughly 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Thurgau, while Zurich is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest.
While it can be tempting to just chill out when holidaying in Thurgau, don't forget, the surrounding region's diverse natural and man-made attractions lie just beyond your doorstep. Thayngen, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and St. Gallen, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest of Thurgau are good places to visit if you're keen on learning more about this region.
Zurich is approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Thurgau. This regional center offers a wide range of visitor attractions, including Bellevue Square, Lake Katzensee and Zurich Town Hall (Rathaus). Technopark Business Center, Bahnhofstrasse and Museum Baerengasse are also good places to visit.
If the weather isn't that great, take a trip to Northern Switzerland's art museums and art galleries.
Special interest tours are a unique way to discover the special places. Sign up for one of the city walking tours and cycling tours.
Try popular meals or drinks to get to the core of the local culture. Mostbröckli (marinated beef) and siedwurst (boiled sausage) are just two local choices guaranteed to delight visitors' palates with a true taste of Northern Switzerland. To complete your meal, be sure to order appenzeller biber (gingerbread). If you are partial to a quality brew, try out pale lager. It is popular in Northern Switzerland.
As your time here draws to an end, spend your last Swiss francs on last-minute keepsakes and say Au revoir / À bientôt to the interesting characters you've met and the special places you have seen.