Selun - an experience for the trailblazer

Alt St. Johann

The majestic Churfirsten peaks are Toggenburg’s unique landmarks. From Selun, the westernmost of the seven Churfirsten peaks, there are wide vistas down to Lake Walen, to the Glarus and Grisons mountain peaks and over the entire Alpstein massif. And if you look back towards Toggenburg, and in the direction of Wil and the Lake Constance region, you’ll marvel afresh at this beautiful landscape. Immerse yourself in these wonderful mountains.

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Technical information

Starting point: Sellamatt upper station, Alt St Johann
Destination: Starkenbach upper station, Alt St. Johann
Access to starting point: Chair lift / gondola cableway from Alt St. Johann in Toggenburg
Access to destination: Cable car transport from Strichboden to Starkenbach
Technical rating: medium
Fitness rating: good
Difference in elevation: 499 m
Duration of the hike: 5 - 6 h
Season: June to October
Refreshments: Restaurant Ochsen-Hütte, alpine restaurant Wildmannli
Accommodation: Alt St. Johann
Miscellaneous: Although this hike leads you 2204 m above sea level, it is not dangerous. Discover the legendary Wildenmannlisloch cave – all you need is the appropriate clothing and a lamp to explore its 125m.


You can reach Selun from Alp Sellamatt along the Toggenburg trail via Thurtalerstofel-Breitenalp-Strichboden (3 hours). The Wildenmannlisloch (barbeque area), an explored cave passage of prehistoric significance, is located on the eastern ledge of the Selun ridge. The descent follows the same route back to Strichboden, from where you go up to Starkenbach in an open cabin cable car.
As an alternative to cable car transport to Starkenbach, the same route can be followed back to Sellamatt upper station (1.5 hours) and the combi cableway taken back to the valley.

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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