Säntis cableway close to Lake Constance

Säntis cableway

Schwägalp, Switzerland

View over six countries

Säntis lays rightful claim to being one of the most beautiful natural settings in Europe. You can enjoy the experience all year round and in all weather, as the Aerial tramway is always in service. At the summit visitors are greeted by observations halls, sun terraces, mountain trails, two panoramic restaurants, the Appenzeller event hall and a shop.


There is also plenty to discover on the Schwägalp: With its theme trails, the Schwägalp/Säntis NaturErlebnispark leads to all attractions.

Our new “Säntis – das Hotel” can be found at the valley station, offering generous gastronomy, the Passhöhe in, the geological stone park and an extensive network of hiking trails.

A delicious buffet breakfast is served every day and you can discover lots more at www.saentisbahn.ch – including the current events calendar.




On Säntis and Schwägalp we lay the clouds at your feet – and much more too. Here, surrounded by storybook mountain landscapes amidst some of Europe’s most beautiful natural scenery, there’s a multitude of different things to see and do.


There’s always plenty happening on Mount Säntis and the Schwägalp: On every full moon evening, you can enjoy a romantic evening trip including a buffet at the summit while sunset trips are organised in July and August.


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Current weather Berg Säntis, Ostschweiz

amount of rainfall
0 l/m²
hours of sunshine
6h 48min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

Please note: The Säntis Schwebebahn is unfortunately closed for an indefinite period of time. 

The ***S "Säntis - das Hotel" and the guesthouses on Schwägalp are open as usual. 
Further information can be found at: www.saentisbahn.ch

24th Oct. - 13th Jan.: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5pm
Jan 14th - Feb 2nd: closed
02nd Feb - 17th May Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm, Sat - Sun 8 am - 5 pm

18th May - 20th Oct: Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
21st Oct - 31st Dec: Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5 pm

last ascent 4:30 pm

Recommended time
150 Minutes
54.00 CHF

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

One free return trip by cable car with the Lake of Constance HolidayPass WINTER (no skiing included!)

Additional information

Point of sale for the Bodensee Card PLUS 

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
  • Then by PostBus to Schwägalp

AB - Appenzell Railways
Further information can be found at www.appenzellerbahnen.ch

SBB - Swiss Federal Railways
Information on travel times, connections and services can be found at www.sbb.ch

Contact address

Säntis-Schwebebahn – Hotel, Gastronomie, Events
9107 Schwägalp

Tel.: +41 71 3656565
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