Set near the town of St Gallen, a new treetop walkway has delighted nature lovers and locals. Rising 50 meters above the forest floor, it giver visitors magnificent views of the Necker Valley and the Churfirsten mountain range.
Over 500 meters long, the walkway in Mogelsberg is the very first treetop path in Switzerland. Gently winding through the trees, it has plenty of stops to experience the country’s beautiful flora and fauna like never before.
Constructed with 62 tonnes of steel, the walkway is both family-friendly and has wheelchair and pram access. There are also recreation facilities for visitors, including a fitness trail, a forest adventure trail, rest areas, a log cabin, a natural pond, and a children’s playground. There are also BBQ areas and a self-service bistro for those feeling a little peckish.
First Treetop Walkway Opens in Switzerland
The Neckertal walkway also has parking spaces nearby and is a 40-minute walk away from the Mogelsberg train station.
Mogelsberg is also near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Abbey of Saint Gall. This 8th-century Carolingian monastery is located in St Gallen. It was once one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe. It also has one of the richest medieval libraries in the world.
Though a first for Switzerland, treetop walkways have become quite popular around the world. Thailand’s Chiang Mai province, and the Otway National Park in Australia also have walkways with magnificent views, and authorities hope that the Neckertal walkway will similarly contribute to an increase in tourists.
The walkway will be open daily until October. Entry costs 15 Swiss francs (€12.91) for adults and 8 francs (€6.88) for children. Find out more here.