Local History

Der Säntis. Foto/Photo: TES.

The Säntis and its History

A monastery monk of St. Gallen mentioned the Säntis in a letter around 850.

The Benedictine Father Desiderius Wetter (1702-1751) reported in his chronicle that on 14 November 1680, two clergymen and a naturalist from Zurich climbed the Säntis with a guide from Innerrhoden.

The saw a comet at the highest possible altitude. It did not change to this day; only the climb is much easier with the cable car.

(Source: www.naturerlebnispark.ch)