This year we are blessed with a great summer in Switzerland! Usually August tends to be colder and rainy but this year it's sunny and still very warm, so we try to go to nature as much as we can.

Yesterday we went to Flumserberg and I would love to show you around. I am sure you will like it!

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Flumserberg is a resort area in the Swiss Alps and it is located in the canton of St. Gallen. There are plenty of hiking trails in summer and it is the biggest winter sports’ region in eastern Switzerland.

We know the area already as we've been here several times during the last couple of years. We decided to go to Maschgenkamm (2020 m) because it offers the most beautiful views. Last year we hiked up the mountain and could still feel the pain one week after so this year we opted for the cable car! 😊

It takes only 20 minutes and no effort to get to the top of mountain! Ideal!

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Even though the windows of the cable car are scratched you can still enjoy the views. Our station is behind this mountain.

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When we went a little higher we got to see the Walensee behind us. This photo is clear as there was a small open window in the cable car.

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We are slowly reaching the top!

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It was windy, and our cabin was moving wildly from one side to another so were very happy to reach the station. The views are so rewarding!

Flumserberg is facing the fascinating Churfirsten chain which consists of 7 mountains. All of them are higher than 2000 m. Here you can see all of them (from the right) - Selun, Frümsel, Brisi, Zuestoll, Schilbenstoll, Hinterrug and Chässerrug.

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When you turn left you will see the mountain Sächsmoor (2196 m). This is the path that we will take later but first we will walk a little bit down the hill to see some cows and horses.

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So beautiful! And there were so many of them!

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The one on the left was giving me a strange look and I didn't dare to come closer 😊

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It is very common in Switzerland that there are some bulls between cows as well. I can't recognize them as all cows have horns too so I rather keep the distance! Have you ever seen a cow running? They are so fast!

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They slowly started to move in my direction.. I chickened out and ran away! I know they are peaceful animals but they are so strong as well!

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We walked up the hill to get to the station again. As you can see there are plenty of hiking trails.

All mountain lovers will find a trail that they will enjoy. We went for beautiful views and an easy hike today.

There are so many trash bins everywhere and we could still see many plastic wraps, pieces of paper or even some pieces of fabric on the ground. We collected what we could and placed it in the trash bin. But it is frustrating that we can't do more.

Many people go to the mountains and they don't realize that there is no cleaning service or a magical elf walking behind them and collecting their trash. We should be grateful for nature that we have around us and take a good care of it so that the next generations can enjoy it too!

It's not that bad in Switzerland though but we could still do it better.

Let's go and enjoy the beauty! Now it's time to walk towards Sächsmoor.

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It's not that far away, isn't it?

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Well, it actually is! 😊 But lucky us, we will soon take a left turn instead of going there.

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Now we get to see the Churfirsten chain in its full glory together with 5 lakes. Well, 3 of them are lakes. I'm not sure about the other small ones. The one in the back isWalensee. Then we see two lakes in front of it. The bigger one is called Grosssee and the smaller one is called Heusee.

There were a few clouds and the light was changing constantly. So pretty!

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Turn your head to the left now and pay some attention to the rock formation that is over 200 million year old. It makes you feel so young! 😊

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After that corner we will take the left turn.

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Here we are! But before we continue let's sit down, have a snack and read a few pages of your favorite book.

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Yes, I'm this kind of weirdo bringing books to the mountains 😊

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After a short break we can enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site called Tectonic Arena Sardona.

The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features. Along the line, which can be seen from far away, 250 million year old rocks moved over a distance of around 40 km on top of much younger, 50 million year old rocks.

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The mountain on the right is called Magerrain (2524 m) and that spiky one on the left is called Spitzmeilen (2501 m)

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Another stunning view in direction of Gamsberg (if I'm not mistaken 😊)

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Here are a few more breathtaking views.. I let the photos speak for themselves.

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Let's go back to the cable cart now. It is hidden behind this mountain.

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This trail on the way back is called 'Alpenfloraweg'

From the beginning of July you can marvel at the variety of different flowers that must withstand extreme weather conditions. There are also very useful info signs which you can read to learn more about each of them.

We've seen so many beautiful flowers and plants that normally are not in season anymore. But as it's much colder here they still keep blooming.

For family with kids there is also the Geo Gallery where your kids can explore particular fossils species, rocks and minerals and also learn more about them. There are some games on the way too!

This trail is easily accessible by cable car and the path is very safe so it's not an exception to come across parents with prams. It's also popular among older tourists as it's a very easy hike.

One last view to remember before we get to the station...

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And the view from the cable car on the way back to the car.

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We walked a lot and were quite tired by the time we got home but we both agreed that it was an amazing day and already started to make a plan for the next weekend 😊

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All pictures are taken by my Nikon D3200 AF-S NIKKOR 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 G II (except of the ones indicated in the article).

Thank you for reading!

Cheers,
Martina

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