The majestic Churfirsten route on one side and the panoramic Säntis on the other takes you through the beautiful Obertoggenburg region from Wattwil via Nesslau and Wildhaus to Buchs in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley.
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The starting point for the journey on the Churfirsten route is Wattwil, Nesslau or Buchs in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. Postbuses pass through Upper Toggenburg’s picturesque and varied landscape on a half-hourly basis. You will see the majestic seven Churfirsten peaks on one side and the sublime Säntis massif on the other.
Meanwhile, the young Thur meanders through the green meadows on the valley’s floor. Many bus stops are the starting point for new experiences: traditions, sound, mountain railways, cheese, love stories, culinary delights, yodelling, hiking, winter sports and much more.
The peak in Wildhaus is just under 1,100 metres in altitude. From here, the trail continues downhill through Simmitobel into the Rhine Valley and on to Buchs SG.
- Exclusive listening to love story podcasts in the Postbuses on the Churfirsten route. Fascinating, moving and heart-warming love stories that will enchant you.
- There’s hiking for young and old, for example on the Toggenburg mountain trailTarget not accessible.
- Skiing and sledging on the Sellamatt, on Iltios and Chäserrugg, in Oberdorf or on Alp Gamplüt.
- Visit Werdenberg, the smallest city in Switzerland with a medieval timber settlement, Werdenberg Castle on Lake Werdenberg and the Schlangenhaus museum and experience the region’s culture up close.
The variety of ski lifts in Obertoggenburg:
Postbus stop: Wildhaus, Dorf
Postbus stop: Wildhaus, Lisighaus
Postbus stop: Unterwasser, Post
Postbus stop: Starkenbach
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Hiking tip: along an early section of the Thur river
The hike takes you along an early section of the Thur river through a picturesque and varied landscape. It begins in Unterwasser. Accompanied by the gentle sounds of the fledgling Thur river, the trail takes you via Chlostobel to Alt St. Johann. Following the right bank of the river, the trail takes you to Starkenbach, through the narrow part of the valley and past the former Starkenstein Castle. The trail continues through Bratzenmoos along the wild and romantic Thurtobel. Here the forest is teeming with plants that thrive in the moist environment. Once you pass the three Giessen waterfalls with a small power plant, you will soon see the village of Nesslau.
You can start or stop the hike from Unterwasser as you wish. The first stage from Unterwasser, Post to Starkenbach is wheelchair accessible (4.6 km).
100 metres uphill / 250 metres downhill
Nesslau-Neu St. Johann, Bahnhof