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Local traditions are still very important in Flumserberg. Experience everything first hand from an “Alpsegen” (alpine prayer) and the “Fasnacht” carnival to traditional folk music.

Alpine cattle descent in September

Alpine cattle descent in September

As the summer draws to a Close and the weather starts to grow older, magnificently adorned cows make their way from the alpine pastures down into the valley farms. As the cowbells ring out from far away, young and old hurry out onto the streets to watch the procession of cowherds wearing hats adorned with flowers and ribbons, and the cows wearing "Tschäppel" (ornamental head Dresses) and "Plümpen" (large bells). Read whole article

Alpine cheese market with cow race

Alpine cheese market with cow race

Etablished Tradition in a wonderful alpine Setting. The cheese market on the Tannenboden Alp has become a firm Tradition. Every year in mid-October, the herdsmen Display ther cheeses. And don't miss the extraordinary cow race! Read whole article

Seebenalp alphorn meeting

Seebenalp alphorn meeting

Enjoy the sound of many alphorns in a unique atmosphere and wonderful setting by the lake at Seebenalp. Read whole article

Prayer call

Prayer call

Every evening, a prayer call is offered up from most of the alpine pastures to ask for protection from evil spirits and disaster. Read whole article

Fasnacht (carnival)

Fasnacht (carnival)

All year long, the community looks forward to the Fasnacht (carnival) celebrations held from “Schmutziger Donnerstag” (“Dirty Thursday”) through to Ash Wednesday. State of emergency in Flums! The carnival in the Sargans region can be described as a very traditional festival. Read whole article

Heidiland holiday region

Heidiland holiday region

Enjoy a wonderful holiday far away from everyday cares in Heidi's homeland. Heidiland has many attractive offers in both winter and summer. Read whole article

Places of wonder

Places of wonder

From time immemorial, places of power in Heidiland have been inviting visitors to rest, switch off and re-energise. Take a very special trip of discovery and find out about the eventful past of this region and its people. Read whole article

Gräpplang Castle ruins

Gräpplang Castle ruins

The old Gräpplang Castle ruins stand west of the village of Flums, recalling times long past. Read whole article

St. George’s Chapel

St. George’s Chapel

This ancient chapel, known popularly as “Sant Jöüri”, is perched on top of St. Georgsberg, a rock formation near Berschis whose highest point rises to about 150 metres above the valley basin. It was probably developed from an early Medieval castle church. Archaeological discoveries suggest this was once an early Roman defensive fortification. Read whole article

St. Justus Church

St. Justus Church

St. Justus Church was built in the 8th century and is one of the most precious artistic monuments in the Canton of St. Gallen. Read whole article

Saint James’s Chapel

Saint James’s Chapel

This historical chapel overlooking Flums has an intriguing history and is also full of mystery. It is definitely worth a visit. Read whole article

Sarganserländer Mask Museum

Sarganserländer Mask Museum

In the Sargans region, Flums, Mels and Walenstadt are important mask carving centres. However, this custom, which is over 150 years old, is also still practised today in other communities in the region. Read whole article

Mask cellar

Mask cellar

Wooden mask carving is an old tradition in Flums and is still practised by many carvers today. Read whole article

Hagerbach Test Gallery

Hagerbach Test Gallery

Hagerbach Test Gallery is a fascinating underground world. The gallery undertook its first blasts about 30 years ago and now consists of a variety of tunnels, caverns, testing areas, laboratories, training rooms and tourist attractions along a stretch of 4.5 km. It provides an ideal environment for all sorts of activities. Read whole article

Geopark and Tectonic Arena Sardona

Geopark and Tectonic Arena Sardona

Since 1999, through the activities of regional groups, tourism organisations and management and industrial enterprises in the region of Sargans – Lake Walen - Glarus, attractions related to mining and geology have been expanded, optimised and linked up for the benefit of cultural and experience tourism. Read whole article

Bickel Museum

Bickel Museum

The Bickel Museum was founded by the Karl Bickel foundation. Karl Bickel, born in Zurich in 1886, was an artist, graphic designer, sculptor and stamp designer. The foundation found the perfect place for a museum in the 400m² hall of the old Walenstadt weaving mill. Read whole article

Paxmal peace monument

Paxmal peace monument

The Paxmal monument is based on the primal concept of peace for one and all. It is the lifework and pacifist oeuvre of Karl Bickel, built between 1924 and 1949. It stands high above Lake Walen against the steep backdrop of the Churfirsten mountains. The Paxmal peace monument is freely accessible from spring through to autumn. Read whole article

Murg chestnut forest

Murg chestnut forest

Discover Murg's chestnut trees on an idyllic hike, alone, with a friend or as part of a guided group. Read whole article

Heididorf (Heidi's Village), Maienfeld

Heididorf (Heidi's Village), Maienfeld

Heidi – a child moves the world. Johanna Spyri wrote Heidi over 100 years ago. The book has been translated into around 50 languages and published and sold throughout the world. Countless films have been made and a Heidi musical has also been written. Read whole article