"Where I live...." Sargans by loisl

Sargans Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 26 photos

Sargans, with the Gonzen

Sargans was the first time mentioned in the Tello Testament of 765 as "Senegaune" and in an other document approx. 843 as "Senegaunis". The place must have been already early settled. The Roman mansion, which was excavated in the Malerva, witnesses from the Roman civilization.
In the 12. Century the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans founded the small town on the foot of the castle, which was protected in 1408 by a surrounding ringwall.
In the year 1803 Sargans was incorporated into the newly assigned canton Sankt Gallen.

Castle Sargans

The first parts of the castle had been built in the 12th century, and it had been completed over the following centuries.
Today the castle contains a museum and a restaurant.

The old iron mine

Approx. 2000 years ago the Romans, possibly already the celtic people, discovered the ironcontaining rock at and in the Gonzen. Untill 1966 iron ore was digged out. A labyrinth of tunnels of approximately 90 km length had been built. 1966 the mine closed for economic reasons. Since 1983 a small part of the mine was made accessible to the public.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautyfull mountain surrounding
  • Cons:a bit rural maybe...
  • In a nutshell:great alternative to wellknown touristplaces
  • Intro Updated Feb 4, 2005
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    wine is good anytime anywhere,. link www.heidiland.ch not working ;-)))

  • setikeyvan's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Hi again Peter! I am Swiss too. I agree with you that Ascona is absolutely gorgeous. It was raining the day I visited, but it was lovely regardless. That the thing about Switzerland, it's beautiful - rain or shine! Cheers!

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 7:18 AM

    looks great. thanks for the nice tips.

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2007 at 12:05 PM

    Hi, talked to Waalewiener on the phone last night, he told me I had to look for your Swiss pages. I love Switserland, my family and I spend our 3 weeks holiday in Visp this year.

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2007 at 1:00 AM

    Peter, tri training here should be fantastic. Lots of opportunities here for hill runs and clean swims in nice rivers.

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Looks a great place to live and to visit, happy travelling be it business or pleasure!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 1:28 AM

    Loved your page, but love the pants you are wearing in your pic on your home page more. Fantastic! ;-)

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 12:54 PM

    Sargans scheint ein nettes Plätzchen zu sein! Happy New Year Peter!

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 9:47 AM

    What a wonderful place to live!! Happy birthday Peter.

  • doreeny's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 2:22 AM

    Great & beautiful place to live in! And your son is adorable :)

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