Hinterrugg - the highest of the seven Churfirsten peaks

Those who want to go even higher will continue along the trail to the summit of Hinterrugg. On the way, you pass an unspoilt valley, strewn with rare flowers - the Gluristal - and climb up to the highest point at 2262 m above sea level. There you are rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view from the highest of the Churfirsten peaks.

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Technical information

Starting point: Sellamatt upper station, Alt St Johann
Destination: Chäserrugg upper station, Unterwasser
Access to starting point: Chair lift / gondola cableway from Alt St. Johann in Toggenburg
Access to destination: Aerial cableway and cable railways to Unterwasser in Toggenburg
Technical rating: medium
Fitness rating: good
Difference in elevation: 916 m
Duration of the hike: 3 h
Season: June to October
Refreshments: Chäserrugg Summit Restaurant br> Accommodation: Alt St. Johann or Unterwasser
Miscellaneous: Gluristal is also home to the rare Hungarian Gentian.


This enjoyable ascent starts from Alp Sellamatt and continues via Zinggen - Hinterlücheren - Gluristal - Hinterrugg to Chäserrugg. Descend with the aerial cableway and cable railway to Unterwasser.

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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