Route of amazement Calfeisental

9.1 km
4:00 h
597 mhd
597 mhd

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A hike in the middle of a fascinating mountain world, which gives insights into the life of the Walser people and into that of our ancestors.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1832 m
Lowest Point  1339 m
Best Season
St. Martin
St. Martin
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From the Walser settlement of Sankt Martin we follow the signpost to the world record fir (Stockboden). On the signposted hiking trail it goes down to Schwamm, from where an alpine road leads up to the Malanseralp. From the Malanseralp it goes on the Alpine road back to St. Martin.

Church of St. Martin (place of worship): In 1312 the church is built with eternal light, patron becomes Saint Martin, Bishop of Tours, who is popular with the Walsers. As early as 1652, the Eternal Light had to be extinguished again, as the population was forced to move to lower altitudes due to drastic climate change. Strong energies prevail in the Church, but not only constructive ones.

Chilchlikopf (power place/cult place): Pay attention to the special atmosphere that surrounds you after entering the small chapel. Do you feel comfortable? Would you like to linger? They are located in a cult place of high energies, which are not only constructive.
World record fir (healing place): They are under the canopy of the thickest red fir in the world, their diameter today is a proud 1.84 meters. Hold it or lean your back against the trunk. The energies you absorb are very intense and are both building and depleting.

Malanseralp (healing place): The Malanseralp with its wonderful view, like the whole valley, waits with increased energies, which are not balanced. From an energetic point of view, this is a healing place. From the Malanseralp you can also enjoy a unique view of the area of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona.

Sardonaalp with Hexenbühl (power place/cult place): Not far from the Sardonahütte, a little to the west, is the old cult hill "Hexenbühl", north of which the field name "Tüfelsruns" stands out. There is a lot of hype and devil here, legends tell of some gruesome incidents that are said to have occurred here. Both on the Sardonaalp and on the Hexenbühl you will find strong energies, which in the case of the Hexenbühl have cult place qualities.


A visit to the Walser settlement Sankt Martin is very worthwhile.


Normal hiking equipment, sturdy mountain boots.


St. Martin - Stockboden - Sponge - Malanseralp - Sponge - St. Martin


Public Transport

From Bad Ragaz train station take the Postbus to Vättis and on to the Gigerwald dam. On foot it goes along the reservoir to St. Martin (3.4 km, about 50 min).

Anreise Information

Motorway exit Bad Ragaz - follow the signs in the direction of Pfäfers - drive through Pfäfers and continue in the direction of Vättis and then continue into the Calfeisental, over the Gigerwald dam to Sankt Martin.

From the dam wall, limited access times to St. Martin apply:

  • From 09:00 - 09:20 every hour on the hour in the direction of St. Martin
  • From 09:30 - 09:50 every half hour towards the dam etc. until 18:00.


Numerous free parking spaces are available at the Walsersiedlung Sankt Martin.

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