Ebenalp and Wildkirchli




Aescher-Wildkirchli Berggasthaus, Eastern Switzerland

Aescher-Wildkirchli Berggasthaus, Eastern Switzerland

Aescher Wildkirchli

Aescher Wildkirchli

Already Neanderthal men were here where today a cableway sweeps visitors up and over the rugged rocks of the once populated Ebenalp caves - and a great departure point for various discoveries.

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The path leads through the prehistoric Wildkirchl caves - inhabited around 40,000 years ago – and on down to the hermit dwellings and the well-known Berggasthaus Aescher. Heading uphill from Ebenalp you reach Schäfler (challenging) and can continue on to Säntis.

Magnificent views of the Alpstein’s rugged limestone rock, alpine flora (alpine garden by the Ebenalp guesthouse) and authentic Appenzeller festivities in the various mountain guesthouses delight visitors here.


Altitude: 1640m
Train to Appenzell and on to Wasserauen, cable car to the Ebenalp
View: Over the Seealp and Meglisalp, Säntis, Altmann and Hoher Kasten, over Appenzell country and Lake Constance to Germany and further west to Feldberg
Attractions: Alpine garden by the Berggasthaus Ebenalp
Culinary aspects: Hearty and wholesome Appenzeller specialities
Overnight stays: Ebenalp: 17 beds, tourist dormitory for 100 people
Berghaus Aescher: Dormitory for 45 people
Schäfler: 15 beds, dormitory for 80 people
Groups: Ebenalp 70 and 80 places; Schäfler 30 and 55 places
Winter: Winter sports region with ski-lifts on the Ebenalp
Special comments: A safe path via Aescher leads through the caves

SBB RailAway leisure shop

Combined offer: journey using public transport and leisure offer (also for existing tickets) to Ebenalp and Wildkirchli

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