Via Alpina C3a: Sargans - Weisstannen
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at VermolPhoto: Ostschweiz
The Via Alpina crosses 14 of the most beautiful Alpine passes. Across six Swiss cantons and the Principality of Liechtenstein, the hiker experiences a diverse culture, geology and topography. Quiet oases of relaxation alternate with prosperous tourist resorts.
Broad roads end in dizzyingly airy ridge paths. There is no better way to get to know the Swiss Alpine culture in all its facets. The ultramodern alp with pipelines and its showroom is just as much on the way as the alpine hut, where pigs, goats and cows watch the farmers cooking in the copper kitchen over the open fire. One of the most diverse animal and plant worlds in the world surrounds the path. Displacements, shifts, subsidences and rock erosions bear witness to interestingly structured geology. Breathtaking panoramas alternate with small curiosities along the way and the gastronomy has a variety of delicacies in store. ©schweizmobil.ch
Stage 3: Weisstannen - Elm:
The wide, steep and remote Weisstannental enchants visitors with impressive nature, peace and idyll. About halfway through the stage, shortly before the beautiful hamlet of Vermol, it is worth taking a detour to the nearby Chapfensee lake. Along hilly paths on the western flank of the valley, you penetrate deeper and deeper into the long valley until you reach the village of Weisstannen. Alpine culture is still alive here; booted goats graze, the alpine dairymen still cultivate the tradition of the call to prayer and the waterwheel chugs by the old, restored saw. Text in part ©schweizmobil.ch
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