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Degersheim trail

Cross-country skiing · Sankt Gallen
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  • / Loipe Degersheim
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • / Loipe Degersheim
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
  • / Loipe Degersheim
    Photo: St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus
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Away from the huge winter destinations Degersheim offers a long and scenically attractive cross-country skiing trail.
Skating, Classic
easy
12.1 km
3:09 h
256 m
259 m

This also includes a unique view far beyond Lake Constance and the city boundaries.

Fog-free location, snowed forests, shimmering and bright sunshine – this offers the Degersheim trail. It is located above the village, which became famous in the 19th century due to its embroidery industry, on a plain, which reaches from Wolfensberg to the far away hamlet Moos.

The wonderful panoramic views to Alpstein with Säntnis, Glarus Alps, Zurich Oberland, Thurgau and far above Lake Constance to Germany and Austria invite to linger for a while. The different enter and exit points allow the winter sportsmen also to run only a part of the trail.

Exercising in the fresh air makes hungry: there are two restaurants directly at the trail. There are also restaurants in Wofertswil or in the small hamlet Weiler Magdenau with its Cistercian nuns monastery from the 13th century.

Author’s recommendation

 If you are hungry there are two restaurants right next to the trail: Hotel Wolfensberg and Restaurant Moosbad

 

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Updated: December 10, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
914 m
Lowest point
839 m
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Start

Hotel Wolfensberg, Degersheim (895 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.373111, 9.184133
DMS
47°22'23.2"N 9°11'02.9"E
UTM
32T 513901 5246644
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Destination

Hotel Wolfensberg, Degersheim

Turn-by-turn directions

Hotel Wolfensberg - Moos - Hotel Wolfensberg

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Public transport

Direct connection from St.Gallen by train twice an hour (S4 or S8) to the Degersheim train station.

Getting there

Coming from St.Gallen on the A1 motorway in the direction of Zurich / Herisau: Exit at St.Gallen-Winkeln, Herisau. Drive through Herisau Schachen, direction of Wolfenswil, Baldenwil, Degersheim. Direction Hotel Wolfensberg.

Parking

Unlimited parking in Seeblickstrasse. 

Coordinates

DD
47.373111, 9.184133
DMS
47°22'23.2"N 9°11'02.9"E
UTM
32T 513901 5246644
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Cross-country skis (classic or skating), cross-country ski sticks, light backpack (approx. 5 to 10 liters) with rain cover if necessary, cross-country ski boots, adequate and breathable clothing, hat/headband, light gloves, sun and rain protection.

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crosscountry skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
3:09h
Ascent
256 m
Descent
259 m
Classic Skating Loop

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