Round trip Palfries - Sennis

15.2 km
5:15 h
507 mhd
507 mhd
Berggasthaus Sennis-Alp

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Berggasthaus Sennis-Alp
The hike leads through the different terrain levels of the lonely Palfries plateau high above the Seeztal valley to a former health resort and back again.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1803 m
Lowest Point  1399 m
Best Season
Cable car Palfries
Palfires Cable Car
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We start the hike at the mountain station Palfries. With the Palfriesbahn we have previously overcome about 1,250 meters of altitude in just 8 minutes. The train passes an imposing waterfall (Ragnaterbach) and takes us up to the Palfries plateau. From the mountain station, the hike starts in the direction of Bergrestaurant Palfries to "in de Stei". From there via Mürli to Alp Malun to Kurhaus Sennis.

After visiting the Sennis spa house, our way leads us via Castilu back to the Bergastion Palfries.


Alternatively, a shuttle is available from Gasthaus Sennis-Alp for the return journey to the Palfries valley station.


Daytime hiking backpack (approx. 20 litres) with rain cover, sturdy and comfortable footwear, weather-adapted and durable clothing in the multi-layer principle, if necessary telescopic poles, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, first aid kit, pocket knife, mobile phone, possibly headlamp, map material


From the mountain station Palfries we hike over a length of 500 meters on the asphalted alpine road to the mountain inn Palfries. Immediately after the gravel parking lot, we take the mountain path to the right towards Alvier. After about half an hour you reach "in de Stei" where you continue to the left. A wonderful mountain spring with the most diverse and beautiful alpine flowers can be experienced on the way to the "Mürli" and on towards Alp Malun. The path leads us over alpine pastures and through wetlands. The alp is accessible via a dirt road from our hiking destination. We follow this for about 400 meters and then we turn left again into a hiking trail.

In the "sponge" we reach the Alperschließungsstraße again and follow it to the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis.

From Kurhaus Sennis we hike back towards Alp Malun. When you arrive at the crossroads, take the path towards the sponge. After the sponge, the path leads us to the viewpoint "Luegi". Here we are surprised with a view over the mountains, the Seeztal and the Walensee. Our route continues towards Alp Castilu. From there we hike over pastures to the road in the direction of Alp Älpeli.  From here the hike continues towards the mountain restaurant Stalrüfi.

We continue along the dirt road to the gravel parking lot.  Arriving at the Berggasthaus Palfries we hike along the asphalted alpine road about 500 meters further to the mountain station Palfries.


Public Transport

By train to Flums or Sargans, then by bus to the stop Heiligkreuz Ragnatsch. Ride on the Palfries cable car.

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Flums, then on the main road towards Sargans/Mels. The valley station of the Palfriesbahn is located in Heiligkreuz on the left side of the road. The Palfriesbahn is signposted.


Public parking available at the valley station of the Palfriesbahn (subject to charges)

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