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Aescher, Berggasthaus

Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Weissbad
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80% Recommend
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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Having lived in eastern Switzerland for 3 years now, only now did I make it to Aescher Restaurant on Ebenalp. I had seen many photos of this place and was really looking forward to the view, walk and lunch. Let`s be honest, Swiss hospitality is not a strong point in Switzerland so my expectations are always moderate to begin with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A picture of this place is what led us to plan a holiday in Switzerland this summer. We decided in the end not to stay there (dormitory-style accommodation not appealing to us as a family). Instead we opted to stay at the nearby (relatively) Seealpsee Berggasthaus which had private rooms. But we made Aescher a stop for lunch on our... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What made this restaurant so unique and worth coming to is its natural setting. It is tucked into a cliff and you get a fantastic view of the Säntis and the Hoherkasten. Besides the wonderful view, the famous Rösti served at the restaurant is really very good. It comes in many variations, full portion, half portion with 2 eggs, or... More

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Vancouver, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Visited the Aescher in June of 2014 with family of 8 in total. After hiking a little over an hour the view and the location is breathtaking. The meals were not just good, the were awesome, amazing and in an atmosphere that is unmatched! Especially the local Roesti (Fried Potato galette) is out of this world, it is a great... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A fascinating spot in the mighty mountains of Switzerland. I read about it and I had to see it myself. It's a great place with a fantastic view. Be aware the weather conditions can change because of the mountains, so take something extra with you. The only way to get there is walking. You can't go there by car, bike... More

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Rossland, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Who would not enjoy a meal and something to drink when hiking in the Swiss mountains? The Aescher offers all that in a wonderful atmosphere, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Alpstein. In my opinion this is a must see experience while you are in Switzerland and every step up the step mountain slopes is worth while. Just do it... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is a 170-year-old guest house and restaurant tucked into the side of a mountain in Alpstein, a subgroup of the Appenzell Alps. We went there for lunch one day with friends, and loved every second of it. The journey to the restaurant is what makes this experience unique. Once you get to the top by cable car, the... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It takes effort to find this place. Drive to Wasserauren. Take the lift to ebenalp and then get ready to hike 30 minutes or so thru a prehistoric cave dwelling, old church, and alongside the mountains edge. It is best on a clear day we are told. The day we went it was snowing sideways, blowing 30 Mph at the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

What a location! Just fantastic! The food, especially the roeschti matches the views.. really, must taste the roeschti... it's the best I've ever had.. bar none! And the views are some of the best you get in alpstein. Everything is lovely but I don't recommend sleeping there for a night.. unless you want to party all night long and not... More

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Rorschach, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

After a short easy downhill walk from the gondola station and through some dimly lit caves, you emerge onto a ledge that houses the old hermit's cabin (now a museum) and a tiny bell spire, and a church with altar in a shallow cave. Just beyond on the path is the Aescher, with a lovely terrace looking out on Appenzeller... More

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