Amden is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster, in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Amden is famous for its special geographic location "behind the mountains". Amden is first mentioned in 1178 as Andimo monte Voraden. In 1230 it was mentioned as Andimin, in 1282 as in montibus Andinen and later as Ammon.
The municipality is located in the See-Gaster Wahlkreis. It is located on a terrace above the north shore of the Walensee. The municipality is a mixture of tourist and alpine pasture villages. It consists of the village of Amden (908 m (2,979 ft)) and the hamlets of Fli and Betlis (419 m (1,375 ft)) as well as the vacation village of Arfenbühl (1,259 m (4,131 ft)).