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The views from the platform between Appenzell country and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley are striking, as is the ridge towards Kreuzberge. Since 1964, the cable car from Brülisau (bus from Weissbad) has run directly to the summit. A revolving restaurant with a sun terrace also stands on the extended panoramic platform since a few years.

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Informative panorama boards and free telescopes with integrated peak identification explain the wider surroundings. Take a stroll or guided tour through the summit's Alpine garden and discover more than 300 species of Alpstein plants. A wheelchair-friendly panoramic trail with attractive viewing spots now leads in a large arc around the restaurant. In midsummer, the cable car runs until 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

The newly created geologic hike also commences on the Hohen Kasten, explaining the shaping, folds and fractures of the rocky terrain on a total 17 boards. Gondola-style rail leads from Stauberenkanzel to the Rhine Valley – with the geological path leading further afar, via Saxerlücke to the Fählensee lake (total 3 hours 30 min).

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Altitude: 1794m
Accessibility:
Bus from Weissbad (Appenzell) to the Brülisau valley station, cable car to the Hohen Kasten
View: Alpstein (Säntis), Appenzell, Rhine Valley
Attractions: Geological hiking path above the Stauberengrat, summit hike with beautiful alpine garden
Culinary aspects: Revolving restaurant and sun terrace, regional specialities, Sunday breakfast buffets
Overnight stays: nein
Groups: Revolving restaurant: 84, maximum 98 seats, middle floor with separate halls for 70 and 80, max 150 guests. Seminar room with 20 places
Winter: Cable railway and restaurant open from end of March until the end of January the following year; no winter sports operations.
Special comments: Full moon dinner
Please note: Reduced rate mountain rail ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard. Buy your tickets on arrival at the station. 


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Hoher Kasten Drehrestaurant und Seilbahn AG
Dorf 22
9058 Brülisau
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)71 799 13 22
Fax +41 (0)71 799 14 66
info@hoherkasten.ch
hoherkasten.ch

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Brülisau
Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein
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Hoher Kasten Drehrestaurant und Seilbahn AG
Dorf 22
9058 Brülisau
Phone  +41 (0)71 799 13 22
hoherkasten.ch

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