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Mt. Säntis Review

For a pleasurable high-altitude excursion out of Appenzell southwest to the hamlet of Schwägalp, you can ride a cable car that departs every 30 minutes up to the peak of Mt. Säntis. At 8,209 feet, it is the highest in the region, with beautiful views of the Bodensee as well as of the Graubünden and Bernese Alps. The very shape of the summit—an arc of jutting rock that swings up to the jagged peak housing the station—is spectacular.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Schwägalp, 9107
  • Phone: 071/3656565
  • Cost: 41 SF round-trip
  • Hours: Jun.–Oct., Sun.–Thurs. 7:30–6, Fri. and Sat. 7:30–6:30; Nov.–Jan., daily 8:30–5; Feb.–mid-Mar., weekdays 8:30–5, weekends 8–5; mid-Mar.–May weekdays 8:30–5, weekends 8–5:30
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  • Location: Mt. Säntis
Updated: 09-07-2012

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