SargansSargans is a municipality in the canton of Saint Gallen in Eastern Switzerland.
By trainSargans is an important regional hub. Trains heading north toward St. Gallen, east toward Chur and Ticino, and toward Austria, all pass through Sargans. Trains are operated by Swiss Federal Railways.
The train connections from Zurich to Sargans are very good; there is a train every 30 minutes.
By carSargans can be reached via the A3 motorway (from Zurich) or the A13 motorway (from St. Margrethen).
phone: +41 81 783 26 11An artillery fort that was built during the Second World War and is the most northerly corner of the fortress Sargans.
phone: +41 81 723 65 69It is the most popular and most spectacular sight in Sargans. In the tower of the castle is the Sarganserland Museum where you can see historic and folkloristic objects. There is also a restaurant.
phone: +41 81 723 12 17This old iron ore mine has more than of tunnels. It can only be visited by guided tours, either walking into the mine or taking the train. There are various tours on offer, from 2.5 hours to overnight. The tours are mostly for organised groups, but a list of public tours for individuals to join is usually posted on the website. You will experience the mysterious world of the miners. The workplaces have been left in their original conditions. There is also a restaurant on site.
Roman estateThe Roman estate is only partly preserved. It was destroyed either in 270 or 288 AD by an attack of the Alamanni or by a rockslide.
In and around Sargans, you can do many different sports.
- Snow sports. Flumserberg, the Pizol, and Amden are popular places for snow sports. In winter, there is an ice park in Sargans .
phone: +41 81 723 14 88The restaurant is located in the castle.
phone: +41 81 720 47 47address: Bahnhofstrasse 1