Leisurely hiking

On the Alpine meadows of the Chäserrugg region you can leave the worries of everyday life behind you and relax on leisurely hikes. The trails are easy to follow and offer you a unique panoramic view of the Churfirsten range and the Alpine chain. 

The Rosenboden circular route

A leisurely circular route takes you once across the entire Rosenboden plateau and offers you fantastic views of more than 500 mountain peaks in six countries along the entire trail. The steep rock faces of the Churfirsten can also be admired on the easy hike and the view extends right down to the Walensee. Along the way several benches invite you to linger and enjoy the view.
As the Chäserrugg summit restaurant is the starting and finishing point of the hike, the mountain experience can be ideally rounded off with a culinary visit to the cosy indoor restaurant or sheltered terrace.

Facts

StartChäserrugg
DestinationChäserrugg
Hiking time45 or 120 mins.
Length3 km total
Elevation60 m total
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
AmenitiesChäserrugg Summit Restaurant
HighlightView of over 500 mountain peaks and down to the Walensee

Price

Ascent and descent Unterwasser – Iltios – Chäserrugg

Adults
from CHF 29.-
 

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Memories of the future

Young Swiss fashion on the mountain – textile crafts and tourism are closely linked in Toggenburg. On a hike in the Chäserrugg region you will discover how the Swiss textile industry and the Toggenburg Bergbahnen draw on tradition and lead it sustainably into the future. The seven creative fashion looks full of "memories of the future" are vividly illustrated and can be experienced at suitable stations. 

Facts

StartUnterwasser
DestinationChäserrugg
Hiking timeca. 3 Stunden
Lengthca. 1 km
Elevation44 m
Difficulty levelmittel (T2)
AmenitiesGipfelrestaurant Chäserrugg
HighlightAusstellungen in den Stationen 

Price

Textile exhibition ticket for cable lift on three sections, incl. admission to the Textile Museum and a voucher for a course at the STF

Adults
from CHF 26.50
 

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The Churfirsten Panorama

Hike along the Churfirsten and admire the majestic mountain range. After starting at Alp Sellamatt, follow the easy path to Zinggen and then turn right onto the road towards Thurtalerstofel. After a few hundred metres you already leave the road again and follow the hiking trail that leads across the meadows directly after the clubhouse of the SAC Uzwil. Throughout the entire route over the open Alpine meadows of Alp Sellamatt, past the Lochhütte and up to Thurtalerstofel you have a unique view of the nearby Churfirsten mountains. As soon as you have reached the Thurtalerstofel, you continue on the forest paths via the Brisizimmer and the Hinterlücheren to the Zinggen, which you already passed at the beginning of the hike. From there you follow the path over the Gerstenboden to the Iltios. Here you will be able to enjoy the local cuisine with traditional dishes in the mountain restaurant and once again enjoy a phenomenal view of the seven peaks.

Facts

StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationIltios
Hiking time2.5 hours
Length5.8 km
Elevation340 m
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
AmenitiesIltios Mountain Restaurant
HighlightA constantly changing view of the mountain range

Price

Churfirsten ticket, one ascent and one descent on the Alt St. Johann - Alp Sellamatt and Unterwasser - Iltios axis, incl. post bus between Unterwasser and Alt St. Johann

Adults
from CHF 14.50
 

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The “Sagenweg” (Legend Trail)

Giants, dark forces and mystical stories – the Sagenweg, the Legend Trail, tells the tales of Toggenburg on wooden panels along the entire hiking route. Each legend is illustrated with an individual drawing on a wooden panel and brings the stories to life at the heart of the Toggenburg mountain landscape.
From Alp Sellamatt the trail leads you in a loop across the Alpine meadows to Wildmannlisloch and back again. There is, however, also the option to shorten the hike over the Thurtalerstofel. Enjoy the enchanting tales on the Sagenweg Legend Trail along the majestic Churfirsten range.

Facts

StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationAlp Sellamatt
Hiking time3.5 hours
Short circuit 2 hours
Length12 km
Short circuit 6.5 km
Elevation250 m total
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
HighlightWooden panels with illustrations and legends from Toggenburg

Price

Ascent and descent Alt St. Johann – Alp Sellamatt

Adults
from CHF 12.-
 

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The “Klassiker” (Classic Trail)

Across the pastures of Alp Iltios with the magnificent view of the mountain peaks of the Churfirsten and the Alpstein, you hike gently uphill through the forest of Surenboden along the renowned Stöfeli-Halde. Arriving at the Stöfeli mountain inn, you climb the short ascent to the ridge of the Chäserrugg. You then hike along the well-maintained traverses over the pasture ridge with views of the other Churfirsten peaks and the surrounding mountain landscape. On the last few metres of the hike, the summit building by Herzog & de Meuron rises in front of you and you can admire it from a whole new perspective.

Facts

Start Iltios
Destination Chäserrugg
Hiking time3 hours
Length 6 km
Elevation 912 m
Difficulty levelMedium (T2)
AmenitiesIltios mountain restaurant
HighlightThe trail leads past the middle and mountain station of the Stöfeli lift by architects Herzog & de Meuron

Price

Hiking ticket, three trips on the Unterwasser - Iltios - Chäserrugg axis (one stretch on foot)

Adults
from CHF 26.50
 

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The “Geschenkter Gipfel” (Gift Summit)

Climb the connecting ridge from Chäserrugg to the highest of the seven Churfirsten, the Hinterrugg (2,306 m above sea level). From there you have a unique view of the steep rock faces of the Churfirsten down to the Walensee. You can also explore the summit building by Herzog & de Meuron from a new perspective on the Hinterrugg.
Hikers should be sure-footed when crossing the connecting ridge. In wet weather the stone slabs can be slippery. 

Facts

StartChäserrugg
DestinationHinterrugg
Hiking time20 min
Length1.5 km
Elevation44 m
Difficulty levelMedium (T2)
AmenitiesChäserrugg Summit Restaurant
HighlightView of the Walensee and the Churfirsten mountains

Price

Ascent and descent Unterwasser – Iltios – Chäserrugg

Adults
from CHF 29.-

 

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