Already Neanderthal men were here where today a cableway sweeps visitors up and over the rugged rocks of the once populated Ebenalp caves - and a great departure point for various discoveries.
From the top, the path leads through the prehistoric Wildkirchli caves – inhabited around 40,000 years ago – and down to the hermitage and the famous Aescher mountain guesthouse. Prehistoric stone tools were found in this area 100 years ago, proving that hunter-gatherers lived here in the Late Stone Age (45,000 – 30,000 BC). The remains of cave bears were also found.
Train to Appenzell and on to Wasserauen, cable car to the Ebenalp
View: Over the Seealp and Meglisalp, Säntis, Altmann and Hoher Kasten, over Appenzell country and Lake Constance to Germany and further west to Feldberg
Attractions: Alpine garden by the Berggasthaus Ebenalp
Culinary aspects: Hearty and wholesome Appenzeller specialities
Winter: Winter sports region with ski-lifts on the Ebenalp
Special comments: A safe path via Aescher leads through the caves
4 to 8 hours
|Suitable for children with age||
10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
|Action / Fun factor||
Indoor and outdoor
Active, Adventure, Education, Nature