Round trip Palfries - Sennis

15.2 km
5:15 h
507 Hm
507 Hm
Ehemaliges Kurhaus Sennis

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Blauer und weisse Enziane
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.
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Höchster Punkt  1803 m
Tiefster Punkt  1399 m
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Cable car Palfries
Palfires Cable Car
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We start the hike at the Palfries mountain station. With the Palfriesbahn, we have previously overcome around 1,250 metres in altitude in just 12 minutes. The train travels over an impressive waterfall (Ragnatscher Bach) and takes us up to the Palfries plateau.

From the mountain station, the hike leads to the Palfries mountain inn, where it continues uphill towards Alvier after the car park. "In de Stei" the mountain path branches off to the left and leads us via "Mürli" to Alp Malun. From there it goes over pastures and dirt roads to the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis.  

After a rest at the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis, our route leads us mainly on dirt roads back to the Palfries mountain station. The section from Alp Castilu to the Stralrüfi mountain restaurant leads over alpine meadows. – The lake at the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis with the Swiss family Feuerstelle invites us to linger.


Alternatively, a shuttle bus is available from the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis for the return journey to the Palfries valley station. The ride must be booked in advance (cable car valley station or directly at the Hotel Kurhaus Sennis). Departure is at 4.00 p.m. or from the end of September at 3.00 p.m.


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.


Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

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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