Vorder-Höhi-Weg
Vorder-Höhi-Weg

Winter hiking

Vorder-Höhi-Weg

Vorder-Höhi-Weg

Amden, Arvenbüel–Amden, Arvenbüel

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Vorder-Höhi-Weg

Vorder-Höhi-Weg

This winter hike leads from the Arvenbüel through magical winter landscapes to the Vorder Höhi. It always offers impressive panoramic views: over the Toggenburg, the Alpstein, the Churfirsten and the Leistkamm.
The trail begins in the village of Arvenbühl and first goes up through the Heiggenwald to the Alp Altschen. From there, it runs through the snowy alpine landscape to the Vorder Höhi pass. This transition to Toggenburg briefly gained importance in the 1970s, when the access road from Weesen to Amden was at risk of a possible rockfall and had to be blocked. The military built an emergency road within a very short time, which today is only used by hikers and cyclists.

From the Vorder Höhi you can gaze over the Toggenburg to the Alpstein and the Churfirsten. The eponymous alpine business invites hikers for a coffee or snack. On the way back, the prominent Leistkamm dominates the panorama.
This winter hike leads from the Arvenbüel through magical winter landscapes to the Vorder Höhi. It always offers impressive panoramic views: over the Toggenburg, the Alpstein, the Churfirsten and the Leistkamm.
The trail begins in the village of Arvenbühl and first goes up through the Heiggenwald to the Alp Altschen. From there, it runs through the snowy alpine landscape to the Vorder Höhi pass. This transition to Toggenburg briefly gained importance in the 1970s, when the access road from Weesen to Amden was at risk of a possible rockfall and had to be blocked. The military built an emergency road within a very short time, which today is only used by hikers and cyclists.

From the Vorder Höhi you can gaze over the Toggenburg to the Alpstein and the Churfirsten. The eponymous alpine business invites hikers for a coffee or snack. On the way back, the prominent Leistkamm dominates the panorama.
7 km | 1 Stage
320 m | 320 m
2 h 25 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Arvenbüel, Arven
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from mid-December to mid-March.

Contact

Amden & Weesen Tourismus
Dorfstrasse 22
8873 Amden
Tel. +41 (0)58 228 28 30
tourismus@amden.ch
www.amden-weesen.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Arvenbüel
Hotel Arvenbüel
Amden
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Naturfreundehaus Tscherwald
Amden
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Places of interest

Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
Seerenbach Falls and source of the Rin
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Signalization

Signalization
For winter hiking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization