Your options are virtually unlimited – there’s something for everyone. Whether an exciting excursion, a comfortable stroll, or just relaxing in the sun on the terrace – Schwägalp and Säntis invites you to enjoy the very best of summer.

Get away from the brutal city heat and into some refreshing Alpine air! This is when Säntis and Schwägalp put on their summer finery and wait to be experienced, investigated and explored.

NaturErlebnispark hiking tip

The NaturErlebnispark unifies tourism, scholarship and conservation. In one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Europe, there are numerous possibilities for guided tours, exciting programmes of events or even open-air education.

Overview map
The map shows you the routes of all the themed walks as well as the location of all the information boards in the NaturErlebnispark. All of our themed walks are interconnected, and can be walked and combined in any order you wish. The paths are all well-maintained circular routes, marked with signposts. The walking or hiking time back to the starting point is visualised, to ensure you have a good idea of the distances involved.

NaturErlebnispark hiking tip
In the Säntis/Schwägalp NaturErlebnispark, naturalists and Alpine shepherds stumble across each other as much as they do boggy moors and stony crags. The exciting blend of habitats is not just enticing for tourists – it also makes a home for threatened species like the wood grouse.

We also offer guided tours in the NaturErlebnispark!

Schwägalp Alpschaukäserei

The Schwägalp Alpschaukäserei – the Alpine show dairy – is right next to the lower cable car station. Watch the cheesemaker at work and find out how delicious Alpine dairy goods are made. And if you want, you can also buy some of the freshly made products.

May 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June – September 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
October 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (in fine weather)

Location
The Alpine show dairy is right next to the lower cable car station.
Further information

Contact
Dairy: Tel. +41 71 364 12 20
Tel. +41 71 365 65 45 (to request a guided tour)
event@saentisbahn.ch

Hiking

Säntis hiking routes
We have put together five suggested hiking routes for you.

Schwägalp hiking routes
Here you can find four suggested Schwägalp hiking routes, plus more information about the themed walks in the NaturErlebnispark.

Maps
You can order maps with hiking routes and much more besides in our online shop!

Contact
Tel. +41 71 365 65 65

kontakt@saentisbahn.ch

Nordic walking

The Schwägalp is the perfect Nordic fitness centre, with two local trails and connections to the large Nordic Fitness Park in the Appenzeller region.

Nordic walking pole hire
Nordic walking poles are available to hire at reception on the first floor.
CHF 7.00 EUR 5.95 per person

Contact
Tel. +41 71 365 66 00
hotel@saentisbahn.ch

Alpine farming

From spring to late summer, the goats and cows are free to wander the Alpine pastures as they will and stuff themselves with fresh grass, before the annual Alpabzug – the descent to the valleys – in autumn. Experience the work of the Alpine shepherds close up.

Mountain and electric biking

Full speed ahead, for bulging calves or easygoing e-biking – both are possible in Schwägalp. For two-wheeled nature enthusiasts, the Appenzell region also offers a variety of alluring mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty.

Contact
Stiftung SchweizMobil
Tel. +41 31 318 01 28
info@schweizmobil.ch

Group offers

These offers are also available for groups at special rates.
You can find further information in our event programme.
Our Event Team will also be happy to help.

Impressions