Winter adventure Säntis

Warmly recommended: winter at Schwägalp and Säntis mountain

In winter, Säntis and Schwägalp are transformed into an entirely different landscape, a glistening fairy-tale world. Now is the time for fantastic winter walks, snowshoe hikes and sleigh rides.

Experience the magic “Laternliwege” – trails lit up by lanterns every Thursday to Saturday evening. You can combine your tour with a delightful cheese fondue or raclette at Berghotel "Säntis - das Hotel" or Gasthaus Passhöhe. Säntis and Schwägalp are places where you can soar high above the daily grind and enjoy culinary highlights as well.

Attractions and information

  • Säntis (2,502 metres above sea level) with 360° views, “panorama halls” and restaurants
  • New “Säntis – der Wetterberg“ experience: interactive and exciting; learn everything about the weather, weather phenomena and the panorama.
  • Groomed winter hiking trail along the old mountain pass road, ideally suited for tobogganing (as far as the Steinfluh PostBus stop, weather permitting).
  • Winter walking: Experience winter at its most glorious in a snowy wonderland! The region’s extensive network of hiking trails is expertly maintained in winter, inviting you to take a leisurely walk or embark on a more challenging tour.
  • Schwägalp is a great place to go snow-shoeing: snow-shoe rentals available at Berghotel Schwägalp
  • Nordic walking: In winter, the local trails at the Nordic Fitness Center Schwägalp offer walkers unforgettable experiences. The extensive network of trails is well maintained and takes you to a number of spectacular places.
  • The romantic Laternliweg Schwägalp: From mid-November until March, this circular route is lit up by lanterns at dusk every Thursday to Saturday – between Christmas and New Year’s Day even daily. After your walk, treat yourself to a tasty cheese fondue or raclette at the «Säntis – das Hotel» or Gasthaus Passhöhe.
  • Romantic evening trips with Full Moon Buffet and musical entertainment in the panorama restaurant on top of Säntis.
  • The Säntis cable car service will be down between 19 January and 7 February 2020 due to maintenance work.


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Timetable information

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Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
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Contact details

PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen 

+41 58 386 73 44



Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed

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