Hiking and and eating at Äscher cliff restaurant in the Alps, Switzerland

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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.

Technical information

Begin of tour: Wasserauen station
End of tour: Ebenalp cableway station
Access starting point: Trains from Gossau, Herisau, Appenzell
Access point of arrival: Cableway to Wasserauen
Technical requirements: Medium difficulty
Physical fitness: Medium difficulty
Total altitude meters: Approx. 770 m
Hiking time: 3 hrs. 05 min.
Season: June to October
Gastronomy: Wasserauen, Seealpsee, Äscher, Ebenalp
Overnight: Appenzell
Various: Warning: if you do the walk in the opposite direction, you don't have to be as fit, but it is technically more difficult
Literature: http://www.karten-shop.ch/

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