The town in the country
Castle in Frauenfeld close to Lake Constance

Frauenfeld is the vibrant town in the country. A picturesque old town with a rich historical background meets the wonderfully gentle Thurgau countryside with its hills, its stretches of water, its vineyards and its timber-framed houses. City and country complement each other with cultural diversity, a bustling life and rural beauty. From guided tours around the old town through the golf course to a hiking excursion with picnic, the rich and varied tourist attractions offer something for young and old alike.

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Frauenfeld, the capital of the canton of Thurgau

Frauenfeldattracts visitors with a rich history. By touring the old town under your own steam or as part of a guided visit, you will learn some surprising facts about the pretty little city in the country. You can also discover the hidden corners of Frauenfeld with an energetic stroll around the city golf course, armed with your ball and clubs. A visit to the Thurgau History Museum in Frauenfeld castle, the Nature Museum or the Archaeology Museum take visitors back to times long past. Offering an insight into indigenous and foreign animals, the family Plättli Zoo is captivating while concert fans from near and far meet at events such as Openair Frauenfeld, the “generations” jazz meeting or the Bluesfestival.

Active around Frauenfeld

On gentle hikes or cycle trips around the region or along the River Thur, visitors enjoy delightful views over hills and valleys, the distant mountains, attractive vineyards and picturesque villages with their timber-framed houses decorated with flowers.

While travelling, visitors can buy and enjoy delicious specialities and choice Thurgau wines from farm and castle shops supplied by creative regional producers.

Tip: have lots of fun way on an E-scooter or Segway exploring Frauenfeld and the surrounding area, visiting the Stählibuck observation tower or the former Ittingen Charterhouse in Warth.

Must-dos in Frauenfeld

  • get in the swing on the city golf course
  • explore the region by e-scooter or Segway
  • enjoy the view from the Stählibuck observation tower
  • take advantage of free admission to the city museums
  • taste a glass of wine from one of the regional producers


The right place at any time of year:

  • Spring tip: 
    take part in the Telephonica Museum guided visit in Switzerland's largest exhibition on the history of telephony
  • Summer tip: 
    visit Ittingen Charterhouse with an e-scooter or hit the Frauenfeld city golf course with a Segway
  • Autumn tip: 
    taste some wine from a local vintner in the Thur-Seebach valley
  • Winter tip:
    city history and fondue: a fascinating winter stroll trough the old town of Frauenfeld while enjoying a fondue in the open air

Events in Frauenfeld

Frauenfeld Christmas Market

20. December until 22. December

Thurgau’s capital city Frauenfeld transforms itself into a romantic Christmas village with 170 stands and stalls. Visitors and guests find themselves in the middle of this magical Christmas story...

Contact address

Regio Frauenfeld Freizeit & Tourismus, Bahnhofplatz 75, 8500 Frauenfeld, Switzerland