Äscher – the most famous mountain restaurant in the world

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Äscher Inn is a real gem in the heart of the Alpstein, an imposing mountain range in the Appenzell region. Nestled deep in a rock face, the Äscher mountain restaurant rises like a majestic eagle’s nest above the idyllic Seealpsee lake. The path to the restaurant promises not only breathtaking panoramas, but also an unforgettable experience in the midst of unspoiled nature.

The Wildkirchli, consisting of three caves, is located below the Ebenalp in the Alpstein in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. One of these caves is now home to the Äscher mountain restaurant.

Äscher built close to the rock

Äscher built close to the rock

Äscher Inn

Äscher Inn

The Äscher Inn is easily accessible for visitors of all ages via the Ebenalp cable car and a short 15-minute walk through the Wildkirchli cave. A breathtaking excursion destination awaits you, which appeals to mountain hikers as well as company events, club outings and family reunions.

Ebenalp cable car

Ebenalp cable car

When you arrive at Gasthaus Äscher, you will be welcomed with warm hospitality. Enjoy the delicious regional specialties, which are prepared with much love, while you enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and the deep blue Seealpsee. Gasthaus Äscher offers you the opportunity to experience a moment of peace and enjoyment in the midst of spectacular nature.

Whether you are a hiker looking for a leisurely break, a nature enthusiast wanting to explore the beauty of the Alpstein or simply want to get away from it all, Gasthaus Äscher promises you an unforgettable time in a unique setting. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of this place and take unforgettable memories home with you.

Wildkirchli Äscher – the most beautiful place in the world

High up on a 100-metre-high cliff, the Äscher mountain restaurant clings to a breathtaking location. For a long time, this unique place was reserved for the locals in Appenzell. But with the advent of the internet, a modern fairytale story began to unfold. The renowned National Geographic magazine recognized the beauty of the Äscher mountain restaurant and named it one of the 225 most beautiful places in the world.



Hike Ebenalp – Äscher mountain inn – Seealpsee

From the Ebenalp mountain station, a 15-minute walk with panoramic views over the scattered settlements of Appenzellerland leads to Wildkirchli with its prehistoric caves.

After visiting the Wildkirchli, the trail leads east along the rock face, over a wooden gallery, to the Äscher mountain inn, spectacularly situated on the rock face. From there, a steep mountain path leads down to Seealpsee. It is essential to wear hiking boots with good traction and sure-footedness and to be free from vertigo, as the path is exposed in places.

Once you reach Seealpsee, a beautiful beach invites you to swim and barbecue, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. It takes about an hour to reach Wasserauen from Seealpsee.

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