Berggasthaus Alter Säntis


Recommended by Switzerland Tourism
Urnäsch: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

Urnäsch: Alpstein, Appenzellerland

High on the summit with breath-taking views of 6 countries, this traditional mountain hotel reigns at 2502-meter altitude. Peaceful sleep in diverse single & double rooms, in part with toilet & shower. As many as 70 people find a place to sleep in functional dormitories for 5 to 24 guests. Good Appenzell-style home cooking & house specialities, plus a large hall for festivities. Sweeping views over the mountains from the sun terrace and a place to get carried away!

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For lovers of Typically Swiss Hotels

A renowned guesthouse run by the Manser Family since generations - where close proximity to the summit, the freshest of air and stupendous panoramic views accompanied by special Appenzell gastronomy pledge an enjoyable and truly unforgettable stay. Nostalgic rooms with water still poured from jugs in natural surroundings with beautiful sunsets viewed on the horizon.

Hotel details

  • - Especially quiet rooms
  • - Non-smoking hotel
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Especially quiet location
  • - Historical building
  • - Public restaurant
  • - Open deck/garden restaurant
  • - Non-smoking tables
  • - Restaurant with view
  • - Hotel suitable for tourists
  • - Meeting room
  • - Hikers


The mountain inn Alter Säntis is on 2502 meters above sea level and is about 2 minutes walk from the top station of the railway Saentis. The valley station of the cable car is at Schwägalp (1352 masl), which is accessible by car or by public transport (Bus from Urnäsch or Nesslau-Neu St. Johann). With the cable car to reach the summit easily in a few minutes. In summer, open 600 km walking the Alpsteinarea. Various hiking trails of varying difficulty you lead from the valley to the Saentis or vice versa.

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