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Santis der Berg, Urnaesch

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At 2,501.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland. It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. Shared by three cantons, the mountain is a highly visible landmark thanks to its exposed northerly position within the Alpstein massif. As a consequence, houses called Säntisblick (English: Säntis view) can be found in regions as far away as the Black Forest in Germany. Säntis is among the most prominent summits in the Alps and the most prominent summit in Europe with an observation deck on the top. The panorama from the summit is spectacular. Six countries can be seen if the weather allows: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, and Italy.GeographySäntis is located in the Alpstein region, nearly 10 km southwest of the town of Appenzell. Three cantons meet on Säntis: Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, and St. Gallen, the mountain being split between the municipalities of Hundwil, Schwende and Wildhaus-Alt St. Johann. Even though its summit is at only 2502 metres above sea level, the mountain ranks number 13th in the Alps and 29th in Europe in topographic prominence at 2021 metres. Peaks with high prominence often have impressive summit views, even if their elevations are relatively modest, Säntis being a prime example. Säntis is also the highest mountain of both cantons of Appenzell Ausserrhoden and Appenzell Innerrhoden.
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  • Recently, I've been up mount Säntis when our in-laws came to visit us in Switzerland. We had a great day, enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.  more »
  • The Hotel is booked, nice rooms, good food, but the most interesting is not the Hotel, but where it is and what you can do. I did a walk by supe of the mountain, and I went to see the sunset on top of the mountain. Stunning views, a magnificent sunset. Experience that is well worth doing and one day repeat.
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  • As beautiful as the weather, was the Vista. A ride with the cable car is included in the price of the hotel "Säntis - hotel", whose Preise are really fair. Another tip is the dessert buffet in the restaurant on the mountain. Really excellent. Already for the second time on the Säntis, I had to to the drive again with the car down long pending due to a technical fault. Because the trip was so nice and security going on, this is excusable.
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  • Unfreudlichers staff. Is overpriced. The price-performance ratio does not match.
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  • The staff is very friendly. The ride up the mountain very pleasant and by the prospect of a huge experience.
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  • Shows the traditional way of making cheese.
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