The unique mountain inn, Aescher, located 1,454 meters a.s.l. is only 15 hiking minutes away from Ebenalp.
The aerial cableway whisks you from Wasserauen beyond Appenzell, to the Ebenalp mountain, and thus to one of the most beautiful areas of the Alpstein Range. On the vast high plateau defined by rich Alpine flora you will have amazing vistas of Appenzell, the hills skirting St. Gallen, the region around Lake Constance and the impressive panorama of the Alpstein mountain chain.
Nowhere else in Switzerland is the change from the hilly landscape of Central Switzerland to the craggy alpine scenery so abrupt or impressive as in the Alpstein area. Mighty rock formations up to more than 2500 m high tower up as if from nowhere. Deep, steep-sided valleys cut through this region.
The Meteo Hiking Trail leads from Gais across Schwäbrig (home to Meteomedia AG, a company owned by Jörg Kachelmann) to the Gäbris peak (1251 meters above sea level) and further on to Trogen (or vice versa).