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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Schwagalp | Urnäsch, Urnaesch 9107, Switzerland
+41 71 365 65 65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santis peak is only 2.500m above sea level and is not quite well known in Swiss. However we found it is very pleasant to see the panoramic view while you have a breakfast at the Panoramic restaurant up here. As a guest of the hotel...More

Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Easy to get to from St. Gallen riding train & bus. Take Train #81 from St. Gallen to end of line at Nessiau-Neu St. Johann, Then take 10 minute ride on Bus #792 (should be waiting at train station every 22 min) to Schwagalp Santis...More

Thank D M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Fantastic but strenious hike in the Alpstein region. Changing spectacular views of Säntis & Altmann peak, down to Seealpsee or north to the Bodensee. Crucial parts of the trail are secured by steel cable which you definitivelly will need even if you are not afraid...More

Thank marcroniger
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We arrived with the cable car, and spent almost 2 hours on top of the Santis. You need a clear day with no or only few clouds to experience the complete view. The feeling is like flying in the wind at 2500 meters above sea...More

Thank Asher T
Reviewed 17 April 2018

If you ever want to go on a hike to a place that fills you with excitement & sense of bliss, this is the place to be. The best part is, when you get to the top of the mountain, you can actually see 6...More

Thank Niroshan D
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect crisp clear day to view the top of the world. Magical ride in the cable car. Absolutely worth every penny.

Thank NomadicWarriors
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A Swiss friend drove us up here, post card scenery on the way up, as we got to this hotel snow started, it looked and felt like we it was just floating.. near seen snow before, so love this.. We had a mixed meat and...More

Thank Food_Leigh
Reviewed 22 January 2018

From this vantage point, you see: Germany, France, Lichtenstein, Austria and Italy. They have built a modern hotel at the base and everything is professionally run. You can simply ride to the top for a lunch, a history on winter alp "stuff" and a great...More

Thank Headhunter56
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I'm glad I made the effort to catch the train out here from Zurich, it was just breathtaking, one of the best views I've ever seen in Switzerland, and I got a clear day to see it! If I didn't have another train trip south...More

1  Thank jebskulker
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had the breakfast at the top, very icy and blizzard at the top. 15 minutes later spectacular views ice everywhere and stunning.

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30 July 2017|
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Response from Benedikt H | Reviewed this property |
Weather in mountains can change quite a bit from day to day - I'm not sure about what the visibility will be like in the average September - maybe plan a nice daytrip to the nearby areas (St. Gallen and its abbey district... More
10 March 2017|
Response from kstaerk | Reviewed this property |
You can use public transport (train, post bus and cable car, check SBB web site). There will be snow at the top, but not at the bottom.