Enhance your excursion or seminar day with an exciting, culinary or physically active event programme! Whether in summer or winter, we have a variety of suggestions for you – you're sure to find something to suit your day.

There are also cultural and culinary events at the Schwägalp and Säntis throughout the year. Take a look at our Säntis Event Calendar and find the right event for you.

Führung einer Gruppe auf dem Säntisgipfel

Knowing and understanding

In primordial nature, there is much to discover: Our experts will accompany you on enlightening excursions through the Schwägalp/Säntis NaturErlebnispark. Or have a look behind the scenes on a guided tour – it’s worth it!

Guided tours

CHF 190.00 per group
Combined with the restaurant service in one of our guesthouses, the guided tour costs CHF 130.00 per group

Nature experiences – summer and winter

Säntis and Schwägalp are year-round destinations, which invite you to discover nature at its best at any time of year. Whether hiking, biking, taking a walk through the NaturErlebnispark, snowshoe trekking or ice skating: the fresh air and the incredible view are free of charge!

All prices inclusive of VAT; prices and exchange rates for all offers subject to change.

Paar liest NaturErlbenispark Tafel

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 poles are available to hire in the shop at the lower cable car station.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
Group size: 5 – 15 people

CHF 240.00 per group for Nordic walking with an instructor

CHF 7.00 per person for Nordic walking poles


Discover the Appenzeller landscape in a way that is both healthy and a lot of fun. The regional paths lead from Lehmen or Kronberg to Schwägalp, and from there over the top of the pass in the direction of Hochalp mountain and on to Urnäsch. The route leads straight through the Schwägalp / Säntis NaturErlebnispark, along signposted themed walks.

Further hiking suggestions in German

Wegweiser auf der Schwägalp
zwei Abendwanderer

Evening hikes

Hiking along the Schwägalp in the evening is a particular treat. Leave your daily routine behind and discover the magnificent flora and fauna with the help of a knowledgeable hike leader. Poles and headlamps can be hired from the shop at the lower cable car station.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Group size: 5 – 15 people
Meeting point: in front of the hotel
Equipment: Sturdy footwear, clothing suitable for the weather, headlamp or torch

CHF 270.00 per group for evening hiking with a hike leader

CHF 7.00 per person for pole hire

CHF 7.00 per person for headlamp hire

Snowshoe trekking

Experience a spectacular guided excursion through the white-blanketed wilderness. Snowshoes and poles can be hired at reception.

Duration: 2 hours
Group size: 5 – 15 people
Meeting point: in front of the hotel
Equipment: High winter boots or hiking boots, clothing suitable for the weather, gloves and hat, headlamp or torch.

CHF 270.00 per group for snowshoe trekking with an instructor
CHF 19.00 per person for snowshoe and pole hire (whole day)
CHF 10.00 per person for snowshoe and pole hire (half day)
CHF 7.00 per person for headlamp hire

Schneeschuhwandern Schwägalp
verschneiter Wegweiser Säntisgipfel

Winter hiking

You can go for a stroll through snow-covered landscapes along the various well-maintained Schwägalp paths – during the day or, at night, along the lantern-lit Laternliweg.

Other hiking suggestions

Fun & Action

Have you still not found quite the right thing for your tastes in our events programmes? There are ideas for both summer and winter! Otherwise, you are welcome to speak to our Säntis Event Team, who will be glad to provide you with further ideas as well as contacts for group offers – maybe, for example, a scooter trip, or mountainboarding, or sledding.

Säntis Event Team

Tel. +41 71 365 65 45