Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein

Altstätten SG: Rheintal

Altstätten SG: Rheintal

Altstätten SG: Rathausplatz

Altstätten SG: Rathausplatz

Altstätten SG: Altstätten - Saint Gallen

Altstätten SG: Altstätten - Saint Gallen

Altst��tten is situated in the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen, at the foot of the hills of the Appenzellerland. As a market town with a long tradition, it boasts one of the loveliest historical town centres in Eastern Switzerland.

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Altst��tten is town and country rolled into one as it has a range of cultural attractions and numerous shopping opportunities and is surrounded by the largesse of Mother Nature herself. Altst��tten owes its vibrancy to its many local clubs and societies and to customs such as the annual carnival festivities and markets.


Altst��tten makes a good starting point for countless hikes and thanks to the many SchweizMobil routes, the surrounding country can be explored by bike, mountain bike or on inline skates.


  • Old town ��� The historical town centre with its quaint little streets is a pleasant place to stroll and thanks to the arcades a great place to shop as well.
  • A market town in the Rhine Valley ��� In addition to the weekly farmers��� market held every Thursday, several special markets are held throughout the year.
  • Hiking trails in and around Altst��tten ��� Discover Altst��tten on seven clearly marked hiking trails.
  • Cog railway ��� Enjoy the ride in an open panorama car between Altst��tten and Gais.
  • Schollenm��hle ��� A visit to the information centre in a former peat-digging area and what is now a nature reserve of national importance is always worthwhile, no matter what time of year it is.

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Altst��tten is famous for its annual carnival festivities, the Altst��tter Fasnacht. For as long as the ���fifth season��� is in progress, normal life in Altst��tten is put on hold. From so-called Dirty Thursday to Shrove Tuesday, the various Fasnacht clubs and bands lay on one colourful parade after another, to say nothing of polonaises, masked balls, and other forms of entertainment. Every February/March

August Market
The largest of Altst��tten���s annual markets is the Augschta-Markt or August Market, when the picturesque town plays host to countless booths offering a range of wares as well as a fun fair and music until well into the night. The traditional cattle market is held on the Breite on the first Monday after Assumption Day (15 August).

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