When do you discover Appenzellerland?

Imagine if someone had recreated the most beautiful model railway in real, that’s the Appenzeller Area: Every farm, every mountain, every river, every tree – everything is exactly in the right place and delights the senses of the visiter. And when you get closer, you see loving details everywhere that are not cheesy just because they’ve grown over many decades. Such as. the venerable Appenzell railway, wich passes almost loudless through the wonderful scenery.

You can not just admire this magical landscape. This area needs all your sences. There are wonderful walks, beautiful bike paths and with Appenzell also a small traditional old fashined town that you must have visited. Even Lake Constance is also very close and easy to reach.

Our region offers even more … Would you like to be active too?
In our Appenzell area you will not only find rest and relaxation, but also numerous opportunities to get active: whether in summer or in winter – we have here an excellent infrastructure for almost every sport. In our neighborhood there is also a golf course and beautiful ski slopes! Furthermore, the region offers a variety of offers in the form of leisure parks, events, excursions and sightseeing.
Your perfect holiday in Appenzell is just around the corner…what are you waiting for?
Just come for a visit and enjoy our numerous possibilities!

Sport activities

Like adventures? The Appenzell area offers countless sporting activities and fulfills almost every wish: hiking, nordic walking, golfing (there is a golf course in Gonten only 6km away), sledding, rope park, climbing, air sports, mountain biking, fishing, tennis, squash, skiing, snowshoeing Cross-country skiing , winter hiking … so you can discover the magical surroundings in your favorite way.

Are you looking air sport like Paragliding? Top! Ebenalp, the “paraglider mountain”, is just around the corner. With the Kronberg and Hohen Kasten there are two alternatives nearby, in case the wind turns once.

A paradise for nature and hiking friends

Would you like to follow interesting and varied hiking routes, you enjoy to look at the magnificent mountain scenery? Super, the Appenzeller area is made for you! Here you will find all easy and advanced hiking routes!

The Alpstein area
Between the Ebenalp (1644m) and the Hohe Kasten (1795m) is our hotel located in the beautyful “Schwendental”
. The ideal starting point for wonderful, exciting hikes in the very well-developed hiking trail network of the Alpstein. In this incomparably beautiful hiking mountains are 6 Cablecars 27 Mountain Restaurant Lodges and more than 400 km mountain hiking trails await adventurous hikers.

Experience romantic sunrises and sunsets over our mountains: the pure balm for body, mind and soul.

Discover all the trails of our Alpstein area!

Our hiking Tipp

Schwende-Wasserauen-Seealpsee-Hut-Wasserauen-Schwende (time required: 3 hours)
From the hotel you hike on the right side of the Schwendebach towards to Wasserauen. From here begins the corpse slope, past the electricity plant up towards Chobel. Past the overhanging rock face. Now the view opens into a magnificent mountain world. Meanwhile, you stand now in front of the Seealpsee it looks like in a fairytale. Here is the right place to take a break, dosnt matter if you choose the mountain guest house Forelle or in the Mountain Inn Seealpsee, the view of the lake and the mountains behind it you can be enjoyed anyway.

Romantics also enjoy a leisurely cable car ride in the wonderful mountain scenery. The brother Klaus mountain chapel is almost hidden in the light forest by the lake. Along the right bank of the lake, you will go on the relaxing “Seerund” walk. Many small alpine cottages are located all around the the great Seealp. Along the other side of the lake you hike towards the cottages. A last look back at the fascinating scenery, before the path leads down into the shady, green beech forest. The sound of the little river accompanies you down almost to Wasserauen. Right, on this side of the valley, the path leads across meadows, back to the Hotel Frohe Aussicht.

Winter sports right on your doorstep

Practically on your doorstep is the most attractive ski and snowboard area in the Appenzeller area. The short waiting times at the ski lifts guarantee a stress-free snow fun. The Ebenalp-Horn ski area offers a real alternative to the wide-ranging winter sport destinations.
On Ebenalp two powerful ski lifts (Gartenwald and Chlus) are available. Another lift is located after the 3.5 km long valley run on the snowy Hornhang in Schwende.
A total of 10 km of prepared pistes offer varied descents in all levels of difficulty. The Kinderland with children’s lift on the Horn and the children’s lift on the Ebenalp make the first steps on skis possible.

Snow covered slopes
Snowblower equipment ensures guaranteed snow fun at the Horn ski lift during the entire ski season. This will ensure sustainable winter sports in the Appenzeller area.
Here you will find all winter offers!

Excursions and sightseeing

In our area you can also make interesting and beautiful trips. Here are some selected attractions of the region:

  • Experience the prehistoric caves on Ebenalp at Wildkirchli. On the way to the mountain station Ebenalp (1644m) you can enjoy the stunning views. Highly recommended!
  • The family and leisure mountain Kronberg (1663m) awaits you with its cable car, its exciting bobsled run and its large rope park at the foot of the mountain.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panorama in the revolving restaurant Hoher Kasten (1795m). It is very worthwhile! Here you find detailed information!
  • If you want to climb even higher into our Alpstein area, then you can take the cable car up to the highest mountain Säntis (2502m).
  • Cheese dreams to look, smell and enjoy! Whether cheese lovers or not, we recommend to visit an Appenzell show dairy. Here you have the choice!

Here you can find even more offers!

Kultur und Brauchtum

Appenzeller tradition
Rarely you can find such a great density and unbelievable variety traditions as in the Appenzeller area. Or do you know another small country that owns its own folk music style, its own traditional festive costumes, its own dialects in many different forms, its own Natur Jodel Style?
You can visit museums or be part of many events. The whole Appenzell region provides entertainment throughout the year. What else would you like? Concerts, festival, exhibitions, sightseeing, various markets, traditional festivals, adventure cattle show, New Year’s Eve …

Discover all cultural offers and events in our beautiful region!

Appenzeller holiday card
hotel-frohe-aussicht-appenzeller-ferienkarte-hinweisWith the Appenzell holiday card you can look forward to a gift – as long as you spend three nights and longer in our Hotel Frohe Aussicht.

The Appenzeller holiday card is our welcome to you. You will recive your card right when you chek in
With the Appenzeller holiday card you can take advantage of the most beautiful destinations: from mountain railways to museums, from the outdoor pool to the tennis hall, and much more, free of charge.

All information can be found here!

If you plan your vacation with us, its always a good idea to take a close loot at the latest weather forecasts for Switzerland.
Another great idea: the Adventure Map of Eastern Switzerland.

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