Walenstadtberg: A gentle tour on the wild side of the Churfirsten

Walenstadtberg

The south-facing slopes of the Churfirsten rise almost vertically. You will see the forested flanks as dark reflections in Lake Walen. A high open terrace spreads out in front of you - Walenstadtberg.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Knoblisbüel/Walenstadtberg
End of tour: Walenstadt
Technical requirements: medium
Physical fitness: difficulte
Distance: 18 km
Total altitude meters: 2060 m
Hiking time: 5:45 (hours, minutes)
Culmination point: 1727 m
Season: May to october
Panorama: Walensee, Seeztal, Flumserberge
Gastronomy: Restaurant Schrina-Hochrugg, Restaurant Tschingla, Kurhaus Lüsis
Overnight: Restaurant Schrina-Hochrugg, Restaurant Tschingla, Kurhaus Lüsis
Access starting point: SBB bis Walenstadt (KB 900) Postauto Walenstadt bis Reha-Klinik Knoblisbüel
Access point of arrival: SBB bis Walenstadt (KB 900)

Description

The Knoblisbüel Sanatorium is the starting point of the hiking tour. After a short while you will reach the impressive Paxmal, built between 1924 and 1949 by Karl Bickel. Your tour then takes you across sunny Alpine hills, offering fantastic vistas of the Seez Valley, Lake Walen and the Flumser Mountains, to Lüsis and further on to Walenstadt.

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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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