Theme trails in the Chäserrugg area

Explore the exciting themed trails in the Chäserrugg area and enjoy the unique mountain world with architecture by Herzog & de Meuron. Learn more about the alpine garden on the high plateau or the nomination as Landscape of the Year. Get to know the mystical side of the region on the Sagenweg or hike along the Toggenburg Klangweg and listen to the interplay of sound installations and nature.

Due to the new construction of the Unterwasser valley station, a rail replacement bus will take you directly to Iltios in summer 2024. learn more

“Blumenweg” (Flower Trail)

Hike through the high-altitude Alpine garden on the Rosenboden plateau! Glass panels dotted throughout the themed trail feature interesting information about the unique Alpine flora, such as the meaning of the various plants in mythology as well as their medicinal qualities.
Admire the last gentians in the Alpine region and at the same time enjoy the unique view of the Walensee and the Alpstein.
We would be pleased to organise a guided tour with a local Alpine farmer for you. You can also order the book about the Flower Trail from us by email.  


Hiking time120 min
Length3 km
Elevation60 m
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
AmenitiesChäserrugg Summit Restaurant
Highlight Alpine flora on the summit


Chäserrugg Ticket
Ascent and descent from the valley up to Chäserrugg

Adults with Half-fare /GA Travelcard
CHF 31.–
CHF 62.–

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The “Klangweg” (Sound Trail)

Listen to the sounds of the Toggenburg mountain landscape and become a musical part of them yourself – use a round stone to create a melody with the seasonal sounds of the mountain landscape or try to creep silently through the bell platform.
After the start at the Alp Sellamatt mountain station, several sound installations are spread along the entire path which young and old can use to create musical melodies. Between the sound of the different instruments you can listen to the silence of the forest or the noises of the wildlife. The first section, Alp Sellamatt to Iltios, is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
The Iltios mountain restaurant with a natural playground is located on the high Iltios plateau. The sun terrace or the cosy restaurant are ideal places to linger. Afterwards the Sound Trail can be continued via Dunkelboden to Oberdorf Wildhaus.


StartAlp Sellamatt
DestinationIltios / Oberdorf
Hiking time1 hour Alp Sellamatt - Iltios
3 hours Iltios - Oberdorf
Length2.5 km Alp Sellamatt – Iltios
3.5 km Iltios – Oberdorf
Elevation-40 m Alp Sellamatt – Iltios
-120 m Iltios – Oberdorf
Difficulty leveleasy (T1)
AmenitiesIltios Mountain Restaurant
HighlightSound installations from the Toggenburg


Klangweg Ticket
Ascent and descent on the Alt St. Johann - Alp Sellamatt, Unterwasser - Iltios or Wildhaus - Oberdorf axis plus one Postbus ride between Wildhaus and Alt St. Johann

Adults with HTX/GA
CHF 24.50

CHF 39.-

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The “Sagenweg” (Legend Trail)

Giants, dragons and mountain trolls - enjoy the enchantment of the Legend Trail along the majestic Churfirsten peaks! The Legend Trail tells the tales of the mystical Toggenburg on 12 panels throughout the entire hike. The large wooden panels with their drawings immerse young and old in the world of legends and the stories seem to come alive.
From the mountain station at Alp Sellamatt the trail first leads you through a small section of forest before you follow the Legend Trail across open Alpine meadows over the Lämboden to the Lochhütte. A cosy fire pit with seating is located in the immediate vicinity. After climbing a hill, the plateau of the Thurtalerstofel opens up before you. The hike can be shortened here by connecting the two trails for the smaller hikers. The long circuit leads to the Wildmannlisloch, a 150 m long cave, which is enjoyably cool, especially on hot summer days. You then hike along the foot of the Churfirsten peaks back to Alp Sellamatt.


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


Churfirsten Ticket
Ascent and descent  on the lower section

Adults with Half-fare /GA Travelcard
CHF 14.50
CHF 29.–

Purchase ticket

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