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“Nice views”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Santis der Berg

Santis der Berg
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Switzerland Mountains, Cheese and Chocolates Tour from Zurich
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Urnaesch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Wahlwies, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

You get awesome views from the top of the Saentis. Unfortunately the mountain station is right on the peak, that is not that nice.

Visited October 2012
Thank Martin M
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Brisbane, Australia
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“On top of the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

A cable car trip to the top of the mountain is well worthwhile. There is a good little eatery at the top with spectacular views. When we visited, we had clear weather one moment and then tick clouds soon afterwards. These gave way to clear visibility soon afterwards.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were staying near Altstatten in the north east corner of Switzerland. We caught the Appenzeller Bahnen cog train to Gais, changed for the train to Appenzell where we got off and spent a couple of hours looking around this wonderful old town. Then back to the station to catch the train to Urnasch where we met the Post Bus that goes to Schwagalp at the base of the Santis. All of this was included with our Swiss Pass that we purchased in Australia before leaving. The Swiss Pass provided a 50% discount on the Cable Car to the top of the Santis (2502 metres). And what a view we had. Being the end of April, there was still a lot a snow at the top, but a clear calm day meant we could see for ever. The panorama is spectacular in all directions due to its topographic prominence. The facilities at the top are new and modern. We had lunch at the restaurant and found it good with a choice of genuine Swiss dishes to select from and the excellent local Santis Schutzengarten Beer and Shorley Apple Cider. The trip back to Altstatten was on the Post Bus to Buchs and then the train to Alstatten – again all included with the Swiss Pass. A visit to the Santis is worthwhile for anyone wanting to experience the Swiss Alps.

Visited April 2012
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Indore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly brilliant !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

never heard of this place... but was driven down in car from Stuttgart through Konstanz & to Santis...
The road side atmosphere & scenic beauty was amazing too. Couldn't imagine a full fleged hotel & restaurant on a mountain top that is full of ice ... the cable ride from base sstation to this place was also exciting... A must go with friends & family... It's better to go this place without any reservations directly from Zurich through road..
A full day event...

Visited August 2011
Thank PankajIndore_India
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Zürich, Switzerland
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“Not for the faint of heart, spectacular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Even the drive approaching the Santis is stunning. As you see the mountain emerge from the valley in front of you, those of us with fear of heights notice the absence of a heartbeat.
Despite not having travelled up the aerial cable-way myself, I have seen the videos (you can by an interactive DVD of the ride!) and can promise that on good days, the view is simply awesome.
At the bottom of the cable-way is a good restaurant and plenty of hiking opportunities.

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