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)