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Thur waterfalls

Thur waterfalls It is an impressive, two-stage water cascade from one of the source rivers of the Thur, which falls spectacularly 23 meters into the depth. Thur waterfalls located near  the village square of Unterwasser in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The Thur waterfalls can be accessed by a hiking trail from Unterwasser  in an easy ten to fifteen minute hike.
There are three viewing platforms. There is a gallery on the lowest level. Further vantage points can be reached through an illuminated rock tunnel with viewing windows, from which the lower Thur falls, the upper Thur falls , the Chämmerlitobel and the inflow to the waterfalls can be observed.  The path and the galleries were opened up in 1927 by the Ernst Waldburger.
From the village of Unterwasser, nature lovers can reach the waterfall on a signposted path in 15 minutes.when it rains they offer an impressive spectacle that can be seen on three rock galleries.

Access : Coordinates: 47.202311, 9.311772 / The Thur waterfalls are located near Unterwasser SG in the municipality of Wildhaus-Alt St. Johann in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Highlights :

  •  The total height of fall is 23 meters, of which 13 meters are attributable to the upper Thur waterfalls and 10 meters to the lower Thur waterfalls.
  •  A short, illuminated rock tunnel with viewing windows leads to a plateau, where a wonderful overview of the wild gorge landscape is granted.
  •  Hiking trails lead from the Thurfällen in the direction of Älpli, to Alp Gamplüt, to Gräppelensee, to Säntis or back in the direction of Wildhaus SG and Unterwasser.
  •  Barbecue area : The Thur waterfalls barbecue area is located in a shady forest, around 100 m below the Thur waterfalls.

Activities : barbecue area directly at the Säntisthur, below the Thur waterfalls. / photo opportunities / trekking, Starting point for many hikes, especially the sound trail, which is suitable for families / Excursion  in the canton of Sankt Gallen.

Go next :  Gräpelensee Lake / Unterwasser , a village in the municipality of Wildhaus-Alt St. Johann in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.



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