Stop for a repast under rocks

Ebenalp

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.

High up there are even more attractions: Amidst the southeast face of the Ebenalpstock Mountain are two caves under whose vaults a stone block house and chapel with a small spire are hidden: the Wildkirchli.
The caves are famous sites of prehistoric finds. An excellent mountain trail takes you there from the valley station. The walk to the caves takes only 15 minutes. The hike leads through the Wildkirchli Caves up to Wildkirchli and then to the Aescher Mountain Inn, whose image has been transmitted around the world: The house is nestled precariously in the giant rock vault and offers an unusual setting for events of all kinds (Open May to October, mattress accommodation for 50 persons)

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