Pasture hike in Eastern Switzerland
Signpost in Eastern Switzerland
Hiking along the alpine panorama trail

Lake Constance and Appenzell

The alpine panorama trail.

First thing you see will be the blue waters of Lake Constance and the rolling green hills of Appenzell. Far behind the massive peaks of Alpstein and Churfirsten tower up proudly. On the first legs the Alpine Panorama Trail lives up to ist name. But not only the scenic hikes will enchant you, also the traditional, painted houses in Appenzell and the lively traditions of Appenzell and Toggenburg will quickly cast a spell on you.

Walking

Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

The climb to the health resort of Heiden (Henri Dunant Museum) and to Kaienspitz is rewarded by extensive views of the Bodensee and to Alpstein. Then via Rehetobel down to Chastenloch and up to Trogen, a village where provincial assemblies were once held.

approx. 5,5 hours
17 km
1.080 m
630 m

From Trogen (AR) over two gentle hills with wonderful views of the Säntis, the city of St.Gallen, Bodensee and the undulating Appenzell region, to the wide valley basin of Appenzell with its richly-adorned «citizens' houses».

approx. 4 hours
14 km
600 m
690 m

The route from the Innerrhoder main town of Appenzell to Gontenbad (with natural moor bathing pool) is level. From there along the «Barfussweg» (barefoot path) to Jakobsbad and through forest and meadows to Urnäsch (AR) famous for its Silvesterkläuse (New Year tradition).

approx. 3,5 hours
13 km
380 m
320 m

Along the small Urnäsch river, across meadows and fields, through dark coniferous forests and past cascading waterfalls up to Schwägalp - bottom station of the aerial cableway to the Säntis with its fantastic summit panorama.

approx. 3 hours
10 km
570 m
50 m

Splendid hike to Lutertannen and over the Risipass vantage point to Stein in Toggenburg. Meadows and Alpine pastures, near-to-nature low-moor marshes and coniferous forests alternate in colourful sequence.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
490 m
990 m

Tour character

Apart from the first leg easy hikes await you. You have to bring good stamina for this walk. The trails are well-maintained and easy to walk.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
daily
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
daily
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
daily
Lake Constance and Appenzell, DE-OSWRS-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
699,00
245,00
729,00
245,00
759,00
245,00

Category: 3*** hotels, 2x 4****-Hotels in Schwägalp und Rorschach

Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Rorschach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Stein/Alt St. Johann
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
112,00
160,00
76,00
111,00
112,00
160,00
76,00
111,00
112,00
160,00
76,00
111,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Rorschach.
  • Parking: close to the railway station Rorschach, approx. EUR 5 per day, no reservation.
  • Return travel by bus and train from Alt St. Johann via Buchs SG to Rorschach. Duration approx. 1,5 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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