Intro

Even the Neanderthals came here. Today, the cable car sweeps over the rugged rocks and once inhabited caves to the Ebenalp, the starting point for a wide range of discoveries.

Wasserauen is the last stop on the Appenzell Railway. From there, the ultra-modern cable car carries passengers up the steep 723-metre climb to the Ebenalp (1,644 metres above sea level) in just six minutes.

From the upper station, the path leads down through the prehistoric Wildkirchli caves, which were inhabited around 40,000 years ago, then on to the hermit’s dwelling and the famous Berggasthaus Aescher mountain inn. Prehistoric stone tools were found in the area 100 years ago, evidence that the area was inhabited by hunter-gatherers during the Palaeolithic era (45,000 – 30,000 BC). The remains of cave bears were also found alongside the stone tools.

The Ebenalp is the ideal starting point for numerous easy to challenging hikes in the Alpstein massif. Taking in fragrant alpine meadows, impressive rock formations and magnificent lookout points, the hikes showcase the very best of the Appenzell region.

Information

Altitude: 1,640 metres
How to get there: Train to Appenzell and on to Wasserauen, cable car to the Ebenalp.
Views: To the Seealp and Meglisalp, Säntis, Altmann and Hoher Kasten, across the Appenzell region and Lake Constance to Germany and further west to the Feldberg
Attractions: Alpine garden at the Berggasthaus Ebenalp mountain inn
Food and drink: Hearty, home-style, Appenzell specialities
Winter: Winter sports area with ski lifts on the Ebenalp
Special comments: The secure path to the Aescher mountain inn passes through the caves
Discounted mountain ascent with Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard.
Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.



General information

Show Technical information content
Season
May - November
Time required
4 to 8 hours (full day)
Suitable for children with age
10 to 13 years, 14+ years
Suitable for
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
Action / Fun factor
Mittel
Accessible
Partially wheelchair accessible
Difficulty
Low
Weather
Outdoor
Category
Active, Adventure, Education, Nature

Group & pricing information

Show Technical information content
Group Size
1 - 25

Discover the surroundings

Contact

Luftseilbahn Wasserauen-Ebenalp AG
9057 Wasserauen
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)71 799 12 12
Fax +41 (0)71 799 12 13
info@ebenalp.ch
ebenalp.ch

Overview

Hint

Overview
Appenzell
Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein
Show on map

Contact

Luftseilbahn Wasserauen-Ebenalp AG
9057 Wasserauen
Phone  +41 (0)71 799 12 12
ebenalp.ch

Travel information: Appenzell

Current Offers

  • Degersheim Autumn 3 for 2 offer - Degersheim

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per person in double room, Breakfast, 1 x 3 course evening meal on arrival date... from CHF 380
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 30.11.2020

    Learn more about Autumn 3 for 2 offer - Degersheim
  • Heiden Autumn 5 for 4 offer - Heiden

    5 nights, 5 Nights in Price per double room, breakfast buffet, Oskar Card (free local public transportation &... from CHF 919
    Offer details

    Price per double room
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 30.11.2020

    Learn more about Autumn 5 for 4 offer - Heiden
  • St. Gallen Discover St. Gallen at a special price

    2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, Oskar Card (free local public transportation & many additional... from CHF 200
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 01.12.2020 - 28.02.2021

    Learn more about Discover St. Gallen at a special price
  • St. Gallen Bed ’n’ Bureau - St. Gallen - 3 for 2

    3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per person in double roomBreakfastBed 'n' Bureau - including water - coffee - tea... from CHF 300
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.08.2021

    Learn more about Bed ’n’ Bureau - St. Gallen - 3 for 2
  • St. Gallen Experience culture in the heart of the city

    Without overnight stay, No board, Entrance Textilmuseum St.Gallen per person per stay, Ticket for... from CHF 22
    Offer details

    Without overnight stay
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Experience culture in the heart of the city
  • St. Gallen Discover St.Gallen on a city tour

    Without overnight stay, No board, Ticket for Mittwinter Themenführung per person per stay, Arrival... from CHF 28
    Offer details

    Without overnight stay
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Discover St.Gallen on a city tour
  • Abtwil (Gaiserwald) Zoom Room – your video meeting at the press of a b

    The Säntispark Business and Meeting Hotel is conveniently located on the Germany - Austria –... from CHF 90
    Offer details

    Price per person/package
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2021

    Learn more about Zoom Room – your video meeting at the press of a b
  • St. Gallen Discover St.Gallen with a free guest card

    2 nights, Departure: Region St.Gallen-Bodensee, 2 Nights in Price per double room, Breakfast, Oskar Card (free... from CHF 80
    Offer details

    Price per double room
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Discover St.Gallen with a free guest card
  • St. Gallen Special offer Christmas

    Without overnight stay, No board, Ticket for Weihnachtsrundgang in der Sternenstadt per person per... from CHF 22
    Offer details

    Without overnight stay
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Special offer Christmas
  • St. Gallen Enjoy unique culture

    1 night, 1 Night in Price per person in double room, Breakfast, Entrance Stiftsbezirk St.Gallen per person... from CHF 107
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 21.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

    Learn more about Enjoy unique culture

Discover Appenzell