Adventure begins with a climb at the foot of the Hohen Kasten, on through snowy Appenzeller winter landscapes to the Ruhesitz mountain guesthouse. Well rewarded once there, with tasty sustenance followed by a speedy valley-bound descent.
The spectacular highland path from Hohen Kasten via Staubern to the Bollenwees is the focal point of this scenic hike. Views over the Alpstein mountain range and the Rhine Valley are simply unbeatable - and information boards provide information on the geological development of the Alpstein.
The Mountain Hotel Hoher Kasten is sitting on its namesake mountain as if it were an eagle's nest. The panoramic view from this peak at the eastern rim of the southernmost Alpstein ridge is spectacular.