Speer (mountain)

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Mariazell-Wurmsbach - Speer - Chüemettler - Obersee - Jona (SG) Stampf 2010-11-08 16-27-38.jpg
View from Lake Zurich
Highest point
Elevation 1,951 m (6,401 ft)
Prominence 535 m (1,755 ft) [1]
Parent peak Gamsberg, Chüemettler
Coordinates 47°11′08″N 9°07′22″E / 47.18556°N 9.12278°E / 47.18556; 9.12278Coordinates: 47°11′08″N 9°07′22″E / 47.18556°N 9.12278°E / 47.18556; 9.12278
Speer is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location St. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent range Appenzell Alps
Easiest route Trail

The Speer (1,951 m) is a mountain in the Appenzell Alps, overlooking the region between Lake Zurich and Lake Walenstadt in the canton of St. Gallen.

Being easily accessible, the summit is popular for its panoramic view of the Alps from central to eastern Switzerland. The ascent, however, involves a few hours of hiking.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Hinter Höhi (1,416 m).

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