Game and Nature Reserves

The Peter and Paul wildlife park: Ibex, chamois, lynx, wildcat, deer and wild boar are among the native Swiss animals at the Peter and Paul wildlife park on the scenic St. Gallen-Rotmonten hilltop. Set in a typical Prealpine landscape, this popular venue with its new information centre offers a fascinating outing at any time of year – along with glorious views and delicious regional specialities at the Peter and Paul restaurant. Admission is free. The wildlife park building is also well worth a visit. Primarily intended for schools and interested groups, it houses illustrative material about the animals living in the park.

Wildenmannlisloch (also Wildmannlisloch, translating to “wild man’s hole”) is an alpine limestone Karst cave in the municipality of Wildhaus-Alt St. Johann, Toggenburg region, canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland, on the northern slope of the Churfirsten range (ca. 2 km due north of peak Selun) at an elevation of 1640 m. The cave extends for 142 m, at about 60 m from the entrance forming a chamber. The cave’s name is recorded in 1819 a booklet on “Zwingli’s birthplace” (Zwinglis Geburtsort, i.e. Wildhaus) by J. Fr. Franz: “at the foot of Selun ridge there is a great cave, known as the wild man’s hole.

The Botanical Gardens is an oasis of peace in the middle of the city. Whether you are studying botany or just want to recover from the daily grind… Whether you are looking for ideas for the home garden or just enjoy looking at beautiful plants… you are welcome in the Botanical Gardens. In the spring, check the ponds for frog spawn.

 

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