Discover Rapperswil-Jona

Rapperswil-Jona, the city of roses on the upper part of Lake Zurich, combines sights, cultural life, hiking and sports opportunities with a Mediterranean holiday atmosphere. The community was created in 2007 from the merger of the two independent communities Rapperswil and Jona. Today, 27,308 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2020) live in the city of roses, making it the second largest city in the canton of St. Gallen.

The young city located near the Lake Zurich has a lot to to offer for every taste. The location is beautiful and unique. There are many ways to Rapperswil, whether by sea, by train or car over the Seedamm, by e-bike on the Herzroute or on foot on the Jakobsweg. To get an overview of the beautiful city, we recommend strolling through the colorful blooming rose gardens to the linden hill near the castle of Rapperswil.

The city is very centrally located in the heart of Switzerland. From Rapperswil-Jona, the largest Swiss city of Zurich and many other sights such as the Säntis panoramic mountain, the world-famous historical city of Lucerne and the mountains in the canton of Graubünden can be reached within a short time. The city itself also offers tourists a small but fine old town, overshadowed by Rapperswil Castle. Here is a selection of the sights of Rapperswil-Jona, recommended by Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourismus:


Wooden bridge

On the bridge between Rapperswil and Hurden you walk in the footsteps of the St. James pilgrims.


Ufnau Island

The first written evidence about the island comes from a document from the year 741. Excavations brought the foundations of a pagan temple to light about 60 years ago. Get to know the secrets of the island of Ufnau.


Castle and Museum

The Rapperswil-Jona City Museum tells 800 years of city history – from the medieval pilgrimage stage to the popular tourist destination on Lake Zurich.


Rose city of Rapperswil

Rapperswil, the Riviera on the upper Lake Zurich, awaits visitors with its southern charm. The little streets in the medieval old town invite you to shop.


Knie’s Children’s Zoo

Knies Children’s Zoo is part of the traditional Swiss circus Knie and is a popular meeting place for young and old guests.



City tour with a difference – the digital scavenger hunt through Rapperswil-Jona is recommended for young and old.

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