Nowhere else in Switzerland is the change from the hilly landscape of Central Switzerland to the craggy alpine scenery so abrupt or impressive as in the Alpstein area. Mighty rock formations up to more than 2500 m high tower up as if from nowhere. Deep, steep-sided valleys cut through this region.


The challenging walk from Wasserauen up to the Ebenalp offers spectacular views of this fascinating hiking area. After the first climb, you reach the picturesque Seealp lake, with, behind it, the mighty Säntis mountain. However, the undisputed high point of this route is the Äscher mountain restaurant. The restaurant is in the most precarious position, clinging to the foot of a vertical cliff face a good 100 m high.

Wasserauen - Seealpsee - Äscher - Ebenalp

The walk begins at Wasserauen station and leads first up quite a steep path to the Seealpsee. The tour round the lake which follows gives you plenty of time to admire the beautiful scenery. Then the climb up from the Seealpsee to the Äscher really shows what you are made of. The mountain path goes up steeply along the slope and is quite tricky. Finally, after the Äscher mountain restaurant, a rocky path leads on up to the Ebenalp with its fantastic views. Then the cable-car takes you back down to the valley in just a few minutes.

Pictures: www.tourenguide.ch

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Wasserauen Ebenalp
Elevation level - Direction
Alps, One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1587 m
859 m
140 m
7 km
3 h 11 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
June - October
With panoramic views, On a mountain peak
Nature, Active
Suitable for children with age
10 - 13 years, 14+ Years


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Berggasthaus Äscher
9057 Weissbad

Phone +41 (0)78 736 66 34

Quick Facts

Route Number


7 km


3 h 11 min


859 m

Travel information: Ebenalp and Wildkirchli

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