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Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2014
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Kirribilli, Australia
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Naperville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I can’t stress enough how amazing this is! Anyone who loves trekking, walking or have adventure corner in their heart. This should be on your Bucket list. Visit to Aescher will leave you speechless. This is a Restaurant cum Hotel where you can enjoy local beer/drinks and Swiss local Rosti. I had Rosti with salad whereas Akhil had Rosti with... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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196 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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  • Address: Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Weissbad
  • Phone Number: 071 799 11 42

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