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Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in

St. Margrethen
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 1, Rorschach–Berneck
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Cycling in

St. Margrethen
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 4, Bregenz–Romanshorn
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Kreuzlingen
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Skating in

St. Margrethen
Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Romanshorn
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Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Föhn Skate
Föhn Skate
Route 62, Sargans–St. Margrethen
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St. Margrethen
St. Margrethen

St. Margrethen

St. Margrethen lies at the entrance to the Rhine Valley between St. Gallen and Bregenz, on the Swiss-Austrian border. Its border location, the recreational area along the Alter Rhein and the mineral health spa offer leisure attractions galore.
The Splügen route (but also the Julier, Septimer and San Bernardino) with access through the Rhine Valley, has been an important and lucrative transport route since Roman times. It is to this location that St. Margrethen owes its Roman origins and later its medieval castles (Grimmenstein castle on a steeply sloping rock spur with views of the Rhine Valley and Bodensee).

St. Margrethen with its border crossing and railway station is an important traffic hub (e.g. direct trains to Munich). There are various flight connections from nearby Altenrhein. The convenient location near the border has given the town its character, for example with its shopping centre which attracts visitors from over the Swiss border. In earlier days the area where the Rhine enters the Bodensee was often flooded. The Rhine correction completed at Fussach in 1900 brought relief and with the «Alter Rhein», has in the meantime been upgraded to a near-to-nature recreational area with a gently-flowing river. Today, the Bruggerhorn area on the Alter Rhein is a nearby recreational spot for St. Margrethen, with a lovely lido, camping site and tennis courts. Also worthy of note is the Eselschwanz nature reserve offering walkers and joggers wonderful paths alongside the river. Relaxation is on offer at the mineral health spa with its bathing and therapy options, saunas and solariums.

In recent years, the mild climate has boosted wine production in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. The flat valley floor is also ideal for cyclists and skaters. And between St. Margrethen and Au, the Heldsberg fortress museum is a reminder of the threat faced during the 2nd World War.

Highlights

  • Alter Rhein – the small river is a conservation area and popular nearby recreational area. Bruggerhorn has a lido, camping site etc.
  • St. Margrethen mineral health spa – fun and therapy with sauna landscape etc. Well-being in warm healing waters.
  • Border location – excursion and shopping opportunities in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein.
St. Margrethen lies at the entrance to the Rhine Valley between St. Gallen and Bregenz, on the Swiss-Austrian border. Its border location, the recreational area along the Alter Rhein and the mineral health spa offer leisure attractions galore.
The Splügen route (but also the Julier, Septimer and San Bernardino) with access through the Rhine Valley, has been an important and lucrative transport route since Roman times. It is to this location that St. Margrethen owes its Roman origins and later its medieval castles (Grimmenstein castle on a steeply sloping rock spur with views of the Rhine Valley and Bodensee).

St. Margrethen with its border crossing and railway station is an important traffic hub (e.g. direct trains to Munich). There are various flight connections from nearby Altenrhein. The convenient location near the border has given the town its character, for example with its shopping centre which attracts visitors from over the Swiss border. In earlier days the area where the Rhine enters the Bodensee was often flooded. The Rhine correction completed at Fussach in 1900 brought relief and with the «Alter Rhein», has in the meantime been upgraded to a near-to-nature recreational area with a gently-flowing river. Today, the Bruggerhorn area on the Alter Rhein is a nearby recreational spot for St. Margrethen, with a lovely lido, camping site and tennis courts. Also worthy of note is the Eselschwanz nature reserve offering walkers and joggers wonderful paths alongside the river. Relaxation is on offer at the mineral health spa with its bathing and therapy options, saunas and solariums.

In recent years, the mild climate has boosted wine production in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. The flat valley floor is also ideal for cyclists and skaters. And between St. Margrethen and Au, the Heldsberg fortress museum is a reminder of the threat faced during the 2nd World War.

Highlights

  • Alter Rhein – the small river is a conservation area and popular nearby recreational area. Bruggerhorn has a lido, camping site etc.
  • St. Margrethen mineral health spa – fun and therapy with sauna landscape etc. Well-being in warm healing waters.
  • Border location – excursion and shopping opportunities in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein.

Arrival and return St. Margrethen

Adresse

Tourist Information St. Margrethen
Gemeindeverwaltung St. Margrethen
Hauptstrasse 117
9430 St. Margrethen
Tel. +41 (0)71 747 56 66
info@stmargrethen.ch
www.stmargrethen.ch

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Places of interest

Heldsberg fortress museum
Heldsberg fortress museum
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Hiking in

St. Margrethen
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Rheintaler Höhenweg
Stage 1, Rorschach–Berneck
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Cycling in

St. Margrethen
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Bodensee-Radweg
Bodensee-Radweg
Stage 4, Bregenz–Romanshorn
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Kreuzlingen
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Skating in

St. Margrethen
Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 5, St. Margrethen–Romanshorn
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Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Föhn Skate
Föhn Skate
Route 62, Sargans–St. Margrethen
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