St. Iddaburg is a place of pilgrimage & excursion destination at 966 meters above sea level. M.According to legend, Idda of Toggenburg lived here at the castle Alttoggenburg in the 12th century. She had been unjustifiably accused of adultery by her husband and had therefore been pushed down the castle wall. With divine help, she survived the fall and devoted herself to an ascetic, God-consecrated life. She lived first in a cave and then at the monastery Fischingen, where her grave is still visible today. In 1888, the Lourdesgrotte was established as a further attraction for pilgrims and visitors. (Source: sg.ch/home/kultur/archaeologie/ausflugsziele.Par.0003.DownloadListPar.0010.File.tmp/Iddaburg.pdf)The Iddaburg with its unique view of Lake Constance (in clear weather) and on the Alpine peaks is a special lookout point in Toggenburg. The village is located on the hiking route from the Toggenburger-Höhenweg and various other hiking destinations.There is also the inn St. Iddaburg on the Iddaburg. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The inn is definitely worth a visit! For more information and opening hours can be found here: st-iddaburg.ch/de/gasthaus.htm
January 1, 2017
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