Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cable car

Schwägalp, Switzerland

Panoramic view over six countries and Lake Constance

Experiences around the Säntis - Säntis is the ideal adventure mountain for young and old - in summer and winter. The cable car runs from Schwäglap to Säntis every 30 minutes. There are two modern restaurants and an interactive adventure world to discover at the summit. The ***S-Säntis - the hotel on the Schwägalp offers comfortable overnight accommodation. The Säntis (2502 m above sea level) is pure fascination. Enjoy the unique panorama over 6 countries, Lake Constance and the foothills of the Alps.

One mountain. Many experiences. 

Take some time out. Visit a place to slow down and recharge your batteries. Be looked after and feel the rustic passion. Welcome to the Säntis. The mythical attraction and unspoilt nature of the Säntis and Schwägalp allow our guests to relax and recharge their batteries. Here, worries are far away, because not only is it beautiful, but everything works - reliably, sustainably and safely. Thanks to modern infrastructure and innovative products and services, our guests can simply enjoy their stay. Everything from a single source, high-quality and with an amazement here and there. Our breathtaking nature does its work on the soul, during a romantic weekend, on a hiking tour or during a seminar week.

The Säntis proudly towers over the Lake Constance region

The unforgettable ride on the cable car to the summit of the Säntis takes ten wonderful minutes. It is in service all year round. People from all over the world meet in the weather-protected viewing halls, on the large sun terraces and comfortable summit paths. The new, cozy terrace restaurant, stores and the new adventure world welcome visitors with typical Appenzell hospitality.
This includes unique offers such as romantic full moon trips, impressive sunrise trips and many attractive package deals. For example, it is possible to combine a meal with a cable car ride at a special price - birthday children can travel to the summit and back at half price.

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Current weather Berg Säntis, Ostschweiz

highly cloudy
amount of rainfall
0.3 l/m²
hours of sunshine
0h 24min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

1st – 14th January*
daily, 8:30 am – 5 pm

3rd February – 31st May
Mon–Fri 8:30 am – 5 pm
Sat–Sun 8 am – 5 pm

1st June – 20th October
Mon–Fri 7:30 am – 6 pm
Sat–Sun 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

21st October – 31st December
daily, 8:30 am – 5 pm

* Cable car closed due to revision from 15.01.–02.02.

Recommended time
150 Minutes
58.00 CHF

Bodensee Card PLUS
One-time free ascent and descent with the Bodensee Card PLUS

29.00 CHF

Bodensee Card PLUS
One-time free ascent and decrent with the Bodensee Card PLUS

The Bodensee Card PLUS is scanned directly at the turnstile. An extra ticket and pre-registration is not necessary.

Additional information

Experience the Säntis barrier-free
Visitors with reduced mobility can visit the Säntis without restriction. Both the Säntis suspension railway and the panorama restaurant are wheelchair-accessible thanks to level accesses. Disabled parking spaces are available free of charge at the valley station.

Arrival by public transport
The Säntis is located in eastern Switzerland. Below you will find all the details on how to get to Schwägalp, which is home to the valley station of the Säntis aerial tramway. Schwägalp can be reached all year round on well-maintained roads cleared in winter.

  • By train to Urnäsch or Nesslau, sbb.ch
  • Then by PostBus to Schwägalp, postauto.ch
Contact address

Säntis-Schwebebahn – Hotel, Gastronomie, Events
9107 Schwägalp

Tel.: +41 71 365 65 65
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