The lighthouse on the harbour pier in Unterterzen. It's very close to the town hall, my workplace, and my flat. The lighthouse marks one of the most beautiful viewpoints in our municipality with a view of almost the whole of Lake Walensee and the Churfirsten.
Mountain and lake.
Last summer we lowered a seven-kilometre-long sewage pipe with a diameter of 40 centimetres to the 140-metre-deep lake bed. Before that, the pipe floated on Lake Walensee like a giant snake. The impressive picture made me quite nervous, though, because we weren't sure whether the lowering would succeed as planned. But then it worked and the relief and joy were enormous.
You should really only be proud of achievements with your own contribution. Nevertheless, I am a little proud to be at home in such a beautiful municipality. We have so many pearls here, from the Murg Valley to Lake Walensee to Quinten and up to the skiing and leisure paradise of Flumserberg.
Yes, I spent a large part of my childhood in a sports-mad family on the Flumserberg. In concrete terms, that meant skiing enthusiastically all day long, playing cards eagerly in the evening and tears in my eyes at the end of the holidays because I had to go back go and school.
I hope that in this extraordinarily diverse municipality with six local congregations, we succeed in finding a common basis for development that makes our seven villages even more liveable and attractive. At the moment, we are doing quite well together.
President of the municipality: Erich Zoller since 2017
Area: 62 km2
Places of interest: Murgtal, Quinten (only accessible on foot or by boat), Lake Walensee.
Economy: As a leisure and holiday paradise, mainly tourist service businesses, but also ancillary building trades and agriculture.
Culture: Three music societies, a yodelling club, Kornmühle Unterterzen, Walensee Shipping Museum
Challenge: Large municipality with seven villages and comparatively few inhabitants
Specialities: Wines from Quinten and fish from Lake Walensee
The Sarganserland-Werdenberg region consists of 14 municipalities. The association works on common issues such as spatial planning, education and transport, and is also responsible for location marketing, among other things. The presidents of the municipalities form the board of the Sarganserland-Werdenberg region.