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Berggasthaus Äscher

Berggasthaus Äscher

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Recommended by 1005 out of 1026 hikers

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  • TH✪MAS

    Sensational Bergasthof in the middle of the stone of the Alpstein mountains milled in - must have seen. Also recommended is the way to the chapel "Wildkirchli" and then straight through the mountain through Ebenalp: Here you will find a panorama of his peers.

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    • June 28, 2015

  • Paul Mura

    Aescher mountain inn
    The mountain inn has existed since 1846
    Where hermits, cavemen and bears once dwelt.
    The inn on the mountain has seen many a proud face after the steep ascent. The inn in its current form has existed since 1860, making it one of the oldest mountain inns in Switzerland.
    In 1658, Pastor Ulmann was the first hermit to live in the hermitage in the Wildkirchli. More than 20 men followed his example until 1853 and shaped the history of the Wildkirchli as hermits and first hosts.
    Since then, the mystical place has fascinated generations. Stories are told of little wild people who are said to have once lived in the Wildkirchli caves and came to the aid of the herdsmen. The Aescher inspires poets and artists to create new works. Bones of cave bears and stone tools attest to the cave as an ancient shelter.
    Text / Source: Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg
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    • August 2, 2022

  • Paul Mura

    Aescher mountain inn
    The mountain inn has existed since 1846
    Where hermits, cavemen and bears once dwelt.
    The inn on the mountain has seen many a proud face after the steep ascent. The inn in its current form has existed since 1860, making it one of the oldest mountain inns in Switzerland.
    In 1658, Pastor Ulmann was the first hermit to live in the hermitage in the Wildkirchli. More than 20 men followed his example until 1853 and shaped the history of the Wildkirchli as hermits and first hosts.
    Since then, the mystical place has fascinated generations. Stories are told of little wild people who are said to have once lived in the Wildkirchli caves and came to the aid of the herdsmen. The Aescher inspires poets and artists to create new works. Bones of cave bears and stone tools attest to the cave as an ancient shelter.
    Text / Source: Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg
    aescher.ch

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    • August 2, 2022

  • Paul Mura

    Aescher mountain inn
    The mountain inn has existed since 1846
    Where hermits, cavemen and bears once dwelt.
    The Gasthaus am Berg has seen many a proud face after the steep ascent. The inn in its current form has existed since 1860, making it one of the oldest mountain inns in Switzerland.
    In 1658, Pastor Ulmann was the first hermit to live in the hermitage in the Wildkirchli. More than 20 men followed his example until 1853 and shaped the history of the Wildkirchli as hermits and first hosts.
    Since then, the mystical place has fascinated generations. Stories are told of little wild people who are said to have once lived in the Wildkirchli caves and came to the aid of the herdsmen. The Aescher inspires poets and artists to create new works. Bones of cave bears and stone tools testify to the cave as an ancient shelter.
    Text / Source: Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg
    aescher.ch

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    • August 2, 2022

  • Willi Martin

    Very nice economy - mostly unfortunately full. Many many people on Sunday.

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    • August 30, 2015

  • SilG

    Very difficult but also very nice. The Aescher and Seealpsee are really something special. Please do not do with children. The descent from the Aescher is for children Leinenpflicht.

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    • June 8, 2019

  • Filip Hodek

    Popular spot in Appenzell region, requires low hiking skill level and is accessible by cabletrain (just short walk and through nice cave). During weekend this spot will be full of people.

    • May 27, 2020

  • _kati_1213🚴‍♂️🥾🏔️🏞️

    You have to see it. If possible during the week.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Phil

    the spot is impressive, even if you will not be alone on the terrace during the week-end.....

    • June 16, 2020

  • 🇨🇭Biker

    The location of the restaurant is awesome

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Bruno

    Particularly beautiful building on the rock

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Enrico

    If you start from Ebenalb you just have to walk around below and stop here once.

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Whitebull9

    Better not with children

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    • September 5, 2020

  • Muck

    The food is down to earth and very tasty

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Mathias B

    The best thing to do is take the first gondola up early in the morning and then eat breakfast in the Äscher with a great view!

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Christian

    Interestingly prepared place. (Unfortunately) very crowded.

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    • October 4, 2020

  • Christian K. & Miriam

    world-famous (very popular) tourist destination.

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    • November 12, 2020

  • Florian Matt

    If you want to have something to eat before a long hike, this is the perfect place with a magnificent view

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    • May 19, 2021

  • Christian K. & Miriam

    A very well-known photo motif in the Alpstein.

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    • July 5, 2021

  • Stefan Niederbacher

    There are also very tasty rösti

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Petra

    Absolutely worth seeing

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    • June 16, 2018

  • Thomas

    Rösti does not exist since the new tenant. (2019)

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Elias Baumgartner

    Was really very nice, but has a lot of people ...

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    • October 9, 2020

  • 🇨🇭Biker

    The Äscher restaurant literally sticks to the rock face

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    • July 7, 2020


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Location: Schwende, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland

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