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View of the Churfirsten mountain range in Toggenburg, SwitzerlandView of the Churfirsten mountain range in Toggenburg, Switzerland
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Toggenburg is a pristine valley and hiking destination in St Gallen canton, Switzerland. It stretches north-south from Wilto Wattwil, then continues eastwards, a total of 45 kilometers.

View of Chüermettler and Speer mountains from Obersee, Jona, SwitzerlandView of Chüermettler and Speer mountains from Obersee, Jona, Switzerland
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The Toggenburg valley is hemmed in by high peaks, among them Säntis (2,502.9 m, 6,631ft), Churfirsten (2,306 m, 7,566 ft)) and Speer (1,950 m, 6,398 ft). To the north is the Alpstein massif while to the south the Churfirsten range, with many jagged peaks.

The scenery in Toggenburg can often be called breathtaking. Visitors to the area can go hiking or mountain miking. There are some 300 km of hiking trains in the area, often linking small, rustic villages of the valley.

Visiting Toggenburg

Toggenburg is about an hour by road from Zürich Airport and Lake Constance. There are trains servicing the Wil-Nesslau route and St Gallen Rapperswil-Wattwil route.

Sights & Attractions in Toggenburg

  1. Lichtensteig
    Village with a museum explaining the local history.
  2. Unterwasser
    Village with an impressive waterfall.
  3. Wil
    The main town in Toggenburg
  4. Wildhaus
    At 1,095 m (3,593 ft) above sea level, this is the highest village in Toggenburg. It is the birthplace of Swiss Reformer Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531)

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