Canton of Thurgau
Thurgau is one of 26 cantons in Switzerland. The capital and seat of government is Frauenfeld. Around 270,000 inhabitants live on an area of 991 square kilometres. Amriswil is the fourth largest town in the canton of Thurgau and is in Upper Thurgau. The canton owes its name to the river Thur which crosses it from the south-east to the north-west. In Switzerland, Thurgau is also popularly known as Mostindien. Cantonal administration
The cantonal administration is located in Frauenfeld.
Monday to Friday:
7.30 am until 11.45 am and
1.15 pm until 5 pm
On the hiking trail from the Biessenhofen ponds to Schocherswil, a hidden set of steps takes you up to the castle ruins, where between 1100 and 1200 AD there was a high-medieval defence system. Today, there is a barbecue site on the castle ruins. Between 1963 and 1972, there were archaeological excavations on the castle ruins. In addition to several arrow tips and various ceramic fragments, the most important finding was a stirrup made of iron.