Werdenberg Travel Guide

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Werdenberg Things to Do

  • Walk around the little lake

    Probably you park anyhow on the opposite side of the lake, so do a little walk around the lake when you explore the little city.On the mountain side you have access trough a small staircase with the sign:"Durchgang zum Seesträsschen" (Walkway to the lake path)It's opposite the Soul house.

  • 6 The House with the “Soul-window”

    If you look up from the street to the second floor you will recognize a little window which was called the “Soul-window”. This “Soul-window” was only opened when somebody in the house died; they believed the soul will escape trough this window. This custom was practized among communities of the Walser.The Walser are German-speaking people (more...

  • 5 The “Snake House”

    The Snake House with its baroque façade, named after the monsters painted under its eaves, grew out of an earlier building and was renovated in 1990.A remarkable building with an exceptionally steeply pitched roof, dating from the mid of the 18th century. Inside you find a historical and ethnological exhibition on the history of the region from...

  • 4 Town Hall

    This building was erected in 1478 above the north-western city gate. From its northern corner the city wall runs to the derelict main gate and is for the most part well-preserved.Today the house is used for the local Kindergarten.

  • 3 The “Red House”

    Set on a stone base, this wooden building was probably constructed in the early 17th century. The wall paintings were added around the middle of the 18th century.Characteristic for some of the houses: The wooden blinds in front of the windows are sliding into the wall underneath the window.

  • 2 The Montaschinerhaus

    This half-timbered house dating from 1583 was altered in the 18th century. Its former Gothic appearance was restored when the house was renovated in the 1960s.

  • 1 The Doctor’s house

    This solidly-built medieval house underwent major alterations in the 17th century. The remains of the town gateway, which was demolished in 1832, are still visible.On the side of the house there is the following saying in an old german dialect:"Dis Hus ist min und doch nit min,wer vorher da, s’was auch nit sin,Wer nah mir kumt muos auch hinus;Sag...

  • Walk and see the Buildings with a...

    Werdenberg’s charming houses are clustered together picturesquely below the castle. The little town is unique in that it has kept its medieval structure and style. It is not an open-air museum, however, but a living and working record of architectural history.The castle and town were surrounded by a city wall, which has survived largely intact. The...

  • Werdenberg Castle

    A castle is a late medieval castle, with a tower, courtyard and surrounding buildings;. Staterooms, living quarters and pharmacy furnished in the mid-19th century; collection of arms; exhibition on the history of the Canton St.Gallen.Museum open April to October, Tuesday to Sunday, 09:30…17:00


Werdenberg Transportation

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    Traveling by train

    by loisl Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    If you are travelling by train get off at the railway station "Buchs/SG"
    SG stand for St. Gallen, the canton (state) Werdenberg is located in.
    There is another Buchs in the canton Aargau.
    From the railway station you either walk to Werdenberg in about 30 minutes, or you take the Bus, direction Grabs/Gams and get of at Werdenberg.

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