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Berggasthaus Äscher

Berggasthaus Äscher

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Location: Schwende, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland

Best Hikes to Berggasthaus Äscher
  • Sensational mountain inn carved into the stone of the Alpstein Mountains - you have to see it. We also recommend the path to the “Wildkirchli” chapel and then straight through the mountain up to Ebenalp: here you will find a panorama that is second to none.

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    • June 28, 2015

  • Aescher mountain inn
    The mountain inn has existed since 1846
    Where hermits, cavemen and bears once lived.
    The inn on the mountain has seen many a proud face after the steep climb. The inn in its current form has existed since 1860, making it one of the oldest mountain inns in Switzerland.
    Pastor Ulmann was the first hermit to live in the hermitage in Wildkirchli in 1658. 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 about 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 bear witness to the cave as an ancient shelter.
    Text / Source: Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg

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    • August 2, 2022

  • 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

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

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    • June 14, 2020

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

    • June 16, 2020

  • The location of the restaurant is awesome

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    • July 7, 2020

  • The food is down to earth and very tasty

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    • September 7, 2020

  • 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

  • Interestingly prepared place. (Unfortunately) very crowded.

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    • October 4, 2020

  • world-famous (very popular) tourist destination.

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    • November 12, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

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

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    • August 30, 2015

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

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    • July 16, 2019

  • Particularly beautiful building on the rock

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    • August 9, 2020

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

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Better not with children

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    • September 5, 2020

  • A very well-known photo motif in the Alpstein.

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    • July 5, 2021

  • There are also very tasty rösti

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Absolutely worth seeing

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    • June 16, 2018

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

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    • October 9, 2020

  • The Äscher restaurant literally sticks to the rock face

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    • July 7, 2020

  • The exhausting ascent was worth it 🍺

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    • August 1, 2021

  • Especially beautiful when the sun disappears behind the rock face in the afternoon.

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    • September 14, 2022

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Location: Schwende, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland


  • Elevation4,700 ft


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