The Toggenburg Sound Trail

Alt St. Johann

While hiking the sound path in Toggenburg, visitors of all age groups can experience “how stone sounds“, or feel, how a tree transports sounds, or try out 25 different instruments.

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Technical information

Starting point:Alp Sellamatt, St. Johann
Destination:Oberdorf, Wildhaus
Getting to the starting point:Train and PostBus up to Alt St. Johann, Chair and Gondola Lift to Sellamatt
Getting to the destination: Aerial cable car to Wildhaus
Technique: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Length: 6.3km
Hiking time: 2.5 - 5h
Season: June - October


The path leads in three stages from Alp Sellamatt in Alt St. Johann to Oberdorf in Wildhaus. It includes 25 sound installations by the wayside that can be tried and played. Attractive text panels on every instrument contain interesting background information.

One can begin the musical trip at one of the three mountain stations of Selamatt, Iltios or Oberdorf. The hiking time for all stages is about 2.5 hours; with sound-experience and rest period one should allow for 5 hours of time. The stage “Sellamatt” can also be used with children’s strollers and wheel chairs

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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