The canton is located on northern most part of Swiss; with most of its land surrounded by Germany due to this many Germans cross the border to work in the canton and Lake Constance to the west. The canton is productive and most of the land is used for agriculture.
Also close by are the narrow valleys that intersect and Klettgau is an example. The canton boasts to having the Rhine falls which are the largest waterfalls in Europe as one of its borders. In earlier times the canton was controlled by the monastery which had all the powers.