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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  • The Santis is a nice mountain near the border to Liechtenstein. That is why you may see six countries from the peak. Unfortunately, the signs for the panorama are deformed so it is not realy easy to f...  more »
  • It is a cable car to the mount Säntis, another spectacle like many similar ones in Switzerland. The ride takes 10min, you'll be able to make a number of fantastic photos. There is free wifi, two resta...  more »
  • I am a Swiss living in France so I know that Switzerland is an expensive country as I grew up in the place. I also know that it is a beautiful country which is why we visit frequently. This time we ha...  more »
  • 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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