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All 14 Weissbad Restaurants

Aescher, Berggasthaus

Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Weissbad
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Stockholm, Sweden
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The experience of getting there is a stunning adventure itself, walking through caves on the way. To find this gasthaus climbing on the side of the alp is an amazing sight. Only the view itself is worth a visit, but the staff in the restaurant treat you as a returning old friend, the atmosphere is warm and the food is... More 

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Kirribilli, Australia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Sunday. Battled queues to get up there. Cable car filled with more parasols than people. Most crowded mountain top ever (especially with para sailers). Completely crowded restaurant. But we were persistent and managed to move onto a vacating table while the seats were still warm. Hunt down waitress, only can order drinks. They arrive promptly. Longer to track waitress again... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Cham, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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Address: Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
Phone Number: 071 799 11 42
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Weissbad

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