Romantic winter hikes on the lantern-lit Laternliweg, Nordic walks or snowshoe treks with cosy fondue suppers – here you can find your winter’s tale!

During the cold months of the year, the weather on Säntis – the highest mountain in eastern Switzerland – affords you unforgettable views, from the dazzling winter sun to dramatic snow drifts.

Unbelievably romantic. The Laternliweg.

The romantic, lantern-lit Laternliweg is illuminated after dusk on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and every day over Christmas and New Year, from November 2020 to March 2021, at «Säntis – the Hotel». On Friday and Saturday, the Laternliweg leads to the Gasthaus Passhöhe.
On the walk through the Schwägalp/Säntis NaturErlebnispark, you can enjoy the cleared path lit by innumerable oil lamps, the snow-covered forest and the romantic atmosphere. Warm yourself up from time to time with some hot punch, and see out the evening with a warm and cosy fondue or raclette supper in Gasthaus Passhöhe or «Säntis – the Hotel».

Circular route walking time
approx. 40 mins

Please note:
The Laternliweg is not illuminated in high winds or stormy weather.

Further Information
Table reservations for individual guests
In «Säntis – the Hotel», Schwägalp: Tel. +41 71 365 66 00
In Gasthaus Passhöhe: Tel. +41 71 365 65 60 (open Friday and Saturday)

Table reservations for groups of 10 or more
Säntis Event Team, tel. +41 71 365 65 45,

Snowshoe trekking

Experience a spectacular 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

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 Laternliweg.

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.