A hike to Mount Säntis with overnight stay in the beautiful Appenzel region of Switzerland is a great escape for a weekend.
The starting point is at the departure of the Säntis – Schwebebahn cable car which goes up to Mount Säntis (50 € roundtrip). We will leave the car there for the weekend.
The round trip – Mount Säntis
After lunch break, we continue the hike to the summit and the landscape becomes more rocky. The view from the other side of the valley is amazing. Before the summit there is a some snow to cross. It’s better with hiking shoes but it is still ok with sneakers.
After this snowy part, there is still another 500 m to go up and dizzying passages before arriving at the top of Mount Säntis, where the cable car arrives. The view is incredible and we stay some times to rest and enjoy what we achieved.
It is possible to eat and drink at the top but it is very expensive.. Welcome to Switzerland! 🙂
Our goal being the lake seealpsee, we still have a long way to go. We keep going and it is now only going down.
Around 18h we arrive in the small village of Meglisalp lost in the mountains. Due to tiredness and the weather which is getting worse, we decide to set our tent here but there are cows everywhere. Asking people around we realize that it is not a good idea to camp here so we decide to stay in a hostel for 15 CHF per person for the night with breakfast included.
When we wake up, the rain is there but gives beautiful lights on the mountain.
We still have to join Seealpsee then the small village of Wasserauen. Still more than 500 m down the hill to go. The seeaplsee is very pretty with beautiful blue colors and green reflections of the surrounding mountains.
After the Seealpsee lake, the path becomes concrete with much more people. Back to civilization!
We take the train from Wasserauen to Urnäsch from where a bus brings us back to the Schwebebahn departure. And we come back happy and tired of our weekend trip to Switzerland.