The second stage starts at the largest waterfall in Europe. It is the first time that Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a stage location of the Tour de Suisse. To date, the impressive scenery has only been bypassed by the peloton, most recently in 2011.
The KOM is on Oberricken, a mountain pass in canton St. Gallen and runs along the route of St. James. From the top of the pass there is a beautiful view of Lake Zurich, the Linth Plain and the Glarus Alps.