Rössli Mogelsberg

Mogelsberg, St. Gall, Switzerland

The Rössli in Mogelsberg is over 300 years old and has been run for over four decades as an ecohotel and organic restaurant. In 1978 it was bought by the then company cooperative and managed as a self-managed operation by a group that sprang from the 68 scene of the University of Zurich, successfully.

Today, the Rössli is owned by the association Rössli Mogelsberg and Sabine Bertin sole member. As the plant manager, she ensures harmony and the union of health, enjoyment, tradition and creativity, creating an oasis of well-being that repeatedly attracts numerous guests to Toggenburg again and again.

The 17 rooms are decorated according to the zodiac signs or the elements. The furniture is modern and harmoniously contrasts with the historic architecture of the house. All rooms have Hüsler nest beds and the sheets and terry towels are all made from organic cotton. From small and cozy to spacious and flooded with light, everything is in this charming house with its creaking wooden stairs. Every day, the Rössli team again focuses attention on the details. These little things create a mood that will make this house unforgettable.

If you like, you can take a look backstage in the Rössli on our blog. You can find the hosts' favourite recipe to try in the kitchen whispers. We also featured this accommodation on our blog at Five places to hike.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom120 €
Double roomfrom178 €
Family roomfrom218 €


ArchitectureThe Rössli Mogelsberg was first mentioned in writing in 1786 as a reformed inn. After serving as a post office for a while - the stone pegs are still visible in front of the house where the horses were tethered - a bakery was set up at the end of the 19th century, which is now housed in the outbuilding and the bread for the guests bakes. The Rössli is a traditional Toggenburg knitwear built entirely of wood. Both exterior and interior walls are constructed with up to 30 centimeters thick wooden beams. The house was renovated biologically and all the alterations and renovations comply with the guidelines of building biology. Local craftsmen helped with the conversion, using materials from the region.

FoodThe Rössli organizes a biological, seasonal and regional gourmet cuisine and is a member of Slow Food Switzerland. Herbs and edible flowers come from their own gardens and the wild herbs from the surrounding meadows and forests. It is all home-made and convenience products find no place here. Of course, there are also vegetarian and vegan dishes. Each menu consists of five courses and the dessert plate of about eight small appetizers. Most of the ingredients come from the region and vegetables and fruits are seasonal. The dishes assigned to the individual months relate to what nature has to offer in the course of the year in Switzerland. Incidentally, Sabine Bertin has published a wonderful cookbook with 60 dishes from the Rössli kitchen, which can be boiled down with just a few ingredients and little effort. The seasonality and the targeted selection of high-quality ingredients play a central role here.

The team is the most important capital of the Rössli. It is characterized by enjoyment of work and good interaction. This makes you feel at home in the Rössli. Wishes will be received whenever possible.

EnvironmentThe Rössli has been an ecohotel and organic restaurant for over four decades. The heating is connected to the central wood chip heating in the village. As is essential for an ecohotel, all waste is separated. Of course, the treatment of employees is also sustainable.


  • Ecologically operated hotel and restaurant for over 40 years
  • The house is traditional Toggenburg knitting - built entirely of wood
  • Located in the middle of the picturesque village square in Mogelsberg, a small village in lower Toggenburg
  • Cozy restaurant with creative organic gourmet cuisine
  • Each room is individually designed and furnished
  • Free parking, within a minute walking distance
  • Every month a cultural performance takes place in the hall. Before each event you can enjoy a special and thematically coordinated cultural menu with 3 courses
  • Nearby is the unique treetop path Neckertal, a special destination and nature experience for young and old

Hotel17 roomsRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Hotel with 17 individually designed rooms
  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Restaurant (full board possible)
  • Some of the rooms have 3 or 4 beds. The extra beds will only be charged if used
  • Kids are charged 40,- Euro per night (or 20,- Euro in a cot)
  • The rooms have screened cables
  • Modern and high-quality Hüsler Nest beds, a natural bed system
  • Various function rooms for parties, seminars, banquets, culture
  • From 2 nights you get the guest card, with which you can use different mountain railways, public transport and highlights in the region and throughout Eastern Switzerland free of charge
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom120 €
Double roomfrom178 €
Family roomfrom218 €

Location + Directions

By car

By car you need about 1 hour from Zurich to Mogelsberg (72 km). It takes about 3 hours to travel from Munich (252 km), 2.5 hours (236 km) from Stuttgart and just under 2 hours (156 km) from Basel. The exact address can be found on the website of the Rössli.

With public transport

The Rössli in Mogelsberg is easily accessible by public transport. The S-Bahn station is about 10 minutes from the hotel. From Zurich it takes about 1.5 hours by train. From St. Gallen only 30 minutes. From Lindau on Lake Constance it takes about 2 hours by train.