Schwägalp Pass

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Schwägalp Pass
Aerial tramway up Säntis from Schwägalp
Elevation 1,278 m (4,193 ft)
Traversed by Road
Location Switzerland
Range Alps
Coordinates 47°15′42″N 09°19′50″E / 47.26167°N 9.33056°E / 47.26167; 9.33056Coordinates: 47°15′42″N 09°19′50″E / 47.26167°N 9.33056°E / 47.26167; 9.33056
Schwägalp Pass is located in Alps
Schwägalp Pass
Schwägalp Pass
Location of Schwägalp Pass
Schwägalp seen from Säntis cableway

Schwägalp Pass (el. 1,278 m or 4,193 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Alps between the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland.

It connects Nesslau-Neu St. Johann in Toggenburg in St. Gallen and Urnäsch in Appenzell Ausserrhoden. It is named after the Schwägalp peak (el. 1,360 m or 4,462 ft) on the north face of Säntis (el. 2,502 m or 8,209 ft), which is the starting point of the aerial tramway to the top of Säntis. It was built in 1935.

The pass road has a maximum grade of 12 percent (12%).

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