48 Toggenburger Höhenweg
48 Toggenburger Höhenweg

Hiking

Toggenburger Höhenweg

Toggenburger Höhenweg

Wildhaus–Wil SG

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Toggenburger Höhenweg

Toggenburger Höhenweg

The Toggenburger Höhenweg presents hikers with one of the most beautiful but also one of the most challenging hiking routes in the St. Gallen countryside. Breathtaking and incomparable views constantly draw your gaze down into the lush green Thurtal valley.
The scenic Toggenburger Höhenweg runs parallel to the Thurweg. Unlike the Thurweg, which follows alongside the River Thur on the valley floor, the Höhenweg leads at a height along the south/west side of the Toggenburg valley. Starting point is Wildhaus, birthplace of reformer Huldrych Zwingli and home of four-times Olympic champion Simon Ammann (Unterwasser).

The Höhenweg repeatedly has links into the valley, to typical Toggenburg villages with public transport connections. Simple, hospitable mountain huts make it possible to stay overnight at a lofty height. This is rewarding mainly because of the wonderful views of the Churfirsten mountains at an early or late hour. En route, you'll be constantly enthralled by the extensive views over the Glarus Alps and the Walensee and Zürichsee lakes into Toggenburg as far as the Bodensee (Lake Constance).

Towards its end, the Höhenweg leaves the rather challenging mountain trail and finishes amidst gently rolling hills in the town of Wil, known as the gateway to Toggenburg.
The Toggenburger Höhenweg presents hikers with one of the most beautiful but also one of the most challenging hiking routes in the St. Gallen countryside. Breathtaking and incomparable views constantly draw your gaze down into the lush green Thurtal valley.
The scenic Toggenburger Höhenweg runs parallel to the Thurweg. Unlike the Thurweg, which follows alongside the River Thur on the valley floor, the Höhenweg leads at a height along the south/west side of the Toggenburg valley. Starting point is Wildhaus, birthplace of reformer Huldrych Zwingli and home of four-times Olympic champion Simon Ammann (Unterwasser).

The Höhenweg repeatedly has links into the valley, to typical Toggenburg villages with public transport connections. Simple, hospitable mountain huts make it possible to stay overnight at a lofty height. This is rewarding mainly because of the wonderful views of the Churfirsten mountains at an early or late hour. En route, you'll be constantly enthralled by the extensive views over the Glarus Alps and the Walensee and Zürichsee lakes into Toggenburg as far as the Bodensee (Lake Constance).

Towards its end, the Höhenweg leaves the rather challenging mountain trail and finishes amidst gently rolling hills in the town of Wil, known as the gateway to Toggenburg.
88 km | 6 Stages
4300 m | 4900 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Wildhaus, Post
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Arrival / return travel Wil
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
Wildhaus
Landhaus an der Thur
Landhaus an der Thur
Alt St. Johann
Panorama Zentrum und Bergrestaurant Gamplüt
Panorama Zentrum und Bergrestaurant Gamplüt
Wildhaus
Hotel Arvenbüel
Hotel Arvenbüel
Amden
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Amden
BnB Ruetiwis
BnB Ruetiwis
Steg im Tösstal
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Gasthaus Hulftegg
Mühlrüti
Seminarhotel Kloster Fischingen
Seminarhotel Kloster Fischingen
Fischingen
Hotel Schwanen
Hotel Schwanen
Wil SG
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Places

Wildhaus
Wildhaus
Ricken
Ricken
Chrüzegg
Chrüzegg
Hulftegg
Hulftegg
Fischingen
Fischingen
Wil SG
Wil SG
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Places of interest

Fischingen monastery
Fischingen monastery
Fischingen–Hörnli
Fischingen–Hörnli
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Swimming

Nature lake Schönenbodensee Wildhaus
Nature lake Schönenbodensee Wildhaus
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Signalization

Signalization
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