The Wengi is one of the most beautiful, spectacular natural landscapes in the St. Gall section of the Linth region. From here one can admire the nearby Speer, with its 1950 meters the highest pudding stone mountain in Europe. It appears to consist of bands of stone and meadows creating terraces, so that it has the effect of the reviewing stand in a gigantic amphitheater. Well worth an excursion is the Wengibach, flowing toward Rieden and interspersed with many waterfalls and pools. You can make a fire, build dams and rope bridges and then jump into the cool mountain water. There are numerous places on the shores of the brook that adults will find romantic and children adventurous.
Being well supplied for a picnic and a day of adventure on the mountain stream means loading up the car with blankets, towels, rope, extra clothing for children and all one’s food and drink for the day. Drive through Kaltbrunn or Rieden to the Mittlerwengi parking area. Only a few meters away, near the turnoff to Bogmen, there are lovely spots on the water.
If this is too shady, follow the hiking trail 400 meters further to the Speer. This is the perfect spot for a picnic; little waterfalls and pools, a large meadow, trees for shade. A number of fireplaces are available. Be careful going toward the valley, as there a several waterfalls more than five meters high. If you have the energy, the climb up to Bogmen is worth it. The last part is very steep, but takes only a bit more than half an hour. Once at the top, you will be rewarded with refreshment in the alpine restaurant and a good view over the Linth and Lake Zurich.
Variante A: Without Oberbogmen (altitude difference: -85 m / hiking time: -20 Min. / distance: - 1.4 km)
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First published: Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008
Last updated: Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014
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