Werdenberg, SG al sito internet
Opening hours 1 April to 31 October 2021:
Tuesday - Sunday & public holidays: 10 am – 7 pm
The bistro in the castle courtyard is open on Fridays until 8 pm.
Friday 21 May – Sunday 30 May 2021
- Adults: CHF 12.-
- Children 6 to 18 years: CHF 6.-
- Families: CHF 24.-
- As 10 people: CHF 10.- per person
- School classes: CHF 5.- per person
Reductions (valid only with an identifiction card)
- Friends of Werdenberg Castle
- Culture (Kulturlegi)and artist identity cards
- Adolescents up to 18 years of age
Free Entry (valid only with an identifiction card)
- Children and adolescents up to 18 years of age out of the cantons St. Gall and Appenzell Ausserrhoden
- School classes from St. Gall and Appenzell Ausserrhoden
- Children up to 6 years of age
- OSKAR - Eastern Switzerland Guest Card
- Swiss Museum Pass
- Raiffeisen Cards (Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Card, Youth Card)
- Swiss Travel Pass
Dogs must wait in the castle courtyard.
In contrast to the 800 years old castle with its many stairs, the courtyard is freely accessible and both the bistro and toilet facilities are accessible to the disabled.
The Egeten BBQ area is close to Werdenberg Castle and offers an idyllic setting for picnics. There is also a leisure centre with miniature golf, a trampoline and other facilities on Lake Werdenberg.
The bistro in the historical setting of the castle courtyard offers homemade cakes and snacks produced in the region and allows you to simply enjoy your time at Werdenberg Castle. Wherever possible, organic or Demeter-certified produce from the region is used and everything is homemade with attention to detail. All the information on the Werdenberg museums as well as tickets and audio-play sets are available at the bistro.
The bistro can also be booked for a special drinks reception, a business meal or a birthday party.
Cycle the embankment along the Rhine as far as Werdenberg or hike from castle to castle between Sargans and Werdenberg (c. 4.5 hours).
By public transport
From Zurich main station / St. Gallen as far as Buchs SG. Travel time ZH-Buchs approx. 75 mins. Direct trains from St. Gallen to Buchs SG. At the station in Buchs take the Gams/Wildhaus/Nesslau bus as far as the second stop (Werdenberg).
From Zurich via the A3 motorway to Chur. After Sargans, take the A13 motorway to St.Margrethen/St.Gallen as far as the exit Buchs/Schaan FL. Follow the signposts towards Grabs as far as Werdenberg Castle.
From St. Gallen via the A1 motorway to St. Margrethen/Kreuzlingen. Continue on the A13 as far as the exit Buchs/ Schaan FL. Follow the signposts towards Grabs as far as Werdenberg Castle.
There is ample free parking on Marktplatz square in Buchs (on the lake). It is a 5-minute walk to Werdenberg town, and 10 to 15 minutes to the castle. The parking spaces just on the entrance into the town (beside the Rössli restaurant) are metered.
The Rhine Valley and the mountainous region around Werdenberg Castle invite visitors to undertake beautiful hikes and bicycle tours. The Schluchtenweg Sevelen, the Klangwelt Toggenburg and the Alpstein Massif are all easily accessible from here.
You will have the best views of Werdenberg Castle and the town if you walk around Lake Werdenberg.
A special hiking tour is the Sargans-Werdenberg castle route: it takes 4.5 hours to walk 22 km along an elevated route from one castle to the other.
The Hoher Kasten mountain offers a breath-taking view across the whole Rhine Valley.
The Volg Sinnespfad runs right past the castle.
The Greifvogelpark Buchs is close by.
At the Gonzen iron mines you can take a trip to the interior of the mountain.