At an altitude of 900-1000 metres, Wildhaus, Unterwasser and Alt St. Johann -- the classic Toggenburg vacation destinations -- are located in Obertoggenburg, high in the valley between Säntis and the Churfirsten mountain range. The mountain lifts are your gateway into the Churfirsten mountains. A visit to Chäserrugg at 2262 metres is a true highlight.
Toggenburg is situated in the middle of eastern Switzerland, one hour by car from both the Zurich airport and Lake Constance. Winter just the way you like it! Everything you could wish for right on your doorstep: kilometres of trails for carvers and snowboarders, a fun park with all the bells an whistles, snowshoe trails, winter hiking trails, cross-country ski trails and toboggan run. In fact, the only thing we don’t have is a giant jump for ski flying. Funny though, because Toggenburger Simon Ammann has a closet full of gold medals… Toggenburg in the summer: Nestled between the Churfirsten mountain range and Säntis; 1000 to 2500 metres above sea level. The perfect picture for a storybook holiday: hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, playing, singing… and shouting with joy. Or just sit quietly in the sun watching and listening. Relax and truly enjoy life – in Toggenburg. Sounds great!
Location and arrival
We are easily reachable by public transportation or by car, so you can travel quickly from major centres into our rural valley. Toggenburg is easily reachable by public transportation. The routes Wil-Nesslau, St. Gallen-Wattwil and Rapperswil-Wattwil are all connected by train. From Nesslau, there are excellent Postbus connections to the highest parts of Toggenburg and the Schwägalp. There is also a direct Postbus route from Buchs in the Rhine Valley to Wildhaus and then down to Nesslau.
Toggenburg is situated in the middle of eastern Switzerland, one hour by car from both the Zurich airport and Lake Constance.
From southern Germany:
Via Bregenz and St. Margrethen follow the A 13 to Haag and take the exit to Toggenburg/Wildhaus. Or via Konstanz exit at Wil and then drive into the Toggenburg valley.
From the Zurich region and central Switzerland: Head towards Rapperswil and take the Rickenpass towards Wattwil.
From eastern Switzerland:
Drive from St. Gallen to Herisau and continue over the Wasserfluh Pass to Lichtensteig. Or drive from St. Gallen to Wil and turn into the Toggenburg valley.
The Toggenburg valley is known as one of the most beautiful hiking areas in Switzerland. If you are looking for recreation and peace away from the busy ski pistes, you will find an abundance (35 km) of well-maintained paths for strolling, hiking and Nordic walking. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view and stop for a bite at one of the cosy mountain inns.
The beautiful path along the base of the Churfirsten mountain range features more than twenty sound installations en route that you can try out or play. The sound trail combines the adventure of a hike in the mountains with a cultural experience for the whole family. Tens of thousands of visitors hike the three stages from Alp Sellamatt in Alt St. Johann to Oberdorf in Wildhaus each year from the beginning of June through the end of October.
Hotels in Wildhaus (Toggenburg)
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At this hotel you find the largest whirlpool in Toggenburg and time for relaxation & enjoyment. It is the perfect place for seminars, conferences, banquets and parties for up to 130 people. The restaurant is serving market fresh meals.
These charming annex called «Oberhaus» is a separate building of the Hotel Hirschen and is situated right behind the main building. You will find simple equipped and very comfortable rooms quietly situated next to our romantic hotel garden. It is the perfect location for uncomplicated guests and families.