Jun 25, 2019 - 10:45 PM
in reply to Kkrauss15
Appenzell is the obvious choice.
It is less than 30 minutes deviation off the motorway route** from the Lake Como area towards the Obertsdorf area and less than 2 hours drive from Oberstdorf but is one of the most picturesque parts of Switzerland.
The Appenzell Alps region is fabulous, and perfect for a short stay in summer with a few (but not too many) mountain excursion options, and wonderful easy walking paths across the whole area. If you are interested in beer/brewing, the brewery tour in Appenzell is excellent (and the beer is 'real' Swiss beer brewed from local spring water ...
** - the drive itself would be scenic but simple to achieve. There are two obvious routes for you to choose from :
1) Lake Como - Chiavenna - Splügen or
2) Lake Como - Lugano - Bellinzona - San Bernardino - Splügen
They join at Splügen, then you go Splügen - Thusis - Chur - Buchs SG - Oberriet (divert up the hill to Appenzell) - Oberriet - Dornbirn (Austria) - Oberstdorf