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Aescher, Berggasthaus

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Swiss, German, European
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Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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Zug, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the best weather ever to enjoy the short hike to the restaurant. We waited a bit for a table but it was totally worth it! Best rosti in the whole of Switzerland! So so glad we visited this destination of a lifetime!

Thank Julie G
Basel, Switzerland
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, a destination you must have seen in your lifetime, this is the rating that the Aescher Berggasthaus has received. My guests from Albania had read in the social media about it and said: "This is our dream house". I took them here, fulfilling their wish. Well, I was here exactly 51 years ago as a young teenager and it... More 

Thank Petra P
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aescher is nestled into the side of a cliff about 800m up from the valley below. The quickest way to get there is on the Ebenalp cable car and then walk down the path for 30min. You won't regret it. The view is the most amazing thing ever and the menu is fittingly typical Swiss - roesti, sausage, etc.... More 

Thank Teajaye
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161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

what's great location. no wonder was it on the front page of national geographic. really cool location. also the food and drinks are really traditional swiss.

Thank Remo G
Herradura, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This place is a "bucket list" must. Just getting there on the sky gondola on a practically vertical angle at times is worth it (you can also hike it). Then the visitor center is quite adequate leading to the walk path, surrounded by the prettiest cows with their collar bells going off is charming. Next you get to visit caves... More 

Thank TinamausandAlfredo
Bassersdorf, Switzerland
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

It is really worth to go there. You can eat and dring. Food are not too expensive and very good. Go in the morning or up to 15hoo to have sun on the Terrasse.

Thank FAF48
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

With my good hiking boots on and light backpack ready to start as early as 4 in the morning, here I was finally making my trip to Aescher. It is one of the most beautiful mountain restaurants in the picturesque Alpstein mountain chain. The place is, literally, into the side of the cliff, and the view is second to none.... More 

2 Thank PrinceOfScots
Sorsele, Sweden
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Oh dear! Having battled my vertigo all the way up to Schäfler from the Ebenalp cable car and then down again to Aescher, I sank my teeth gleefully into a Bratwurst and a plate of Rösti. Just heavenly, and precisely what I needed! The hotel/restaurant itself clings precariously to the rock face, and if you think you might be imagining... More 

2 Thank matsnilson
Long Island
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165 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This "Berggasthaus" is built high on a cliff underneath an overhanging ledge. The only way up is a rather strenuous walk or the cable car to Ebenalp from whence you have to climb down through a large damp cave once inhabited by alpine bears, past a hermit's cottage, a chapel in a grotto, and finally along a narrow path plastered... More 

Thank JWGrum
Frankfurt, Germany
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We arrived to wonderful views: colorful foliage, a bit of snow, and cold wind. All the right conditions to grab a hot chocolate drink and admire the scenic landscape. The hike up towards Aescher is strenuous, that's why a cable car from Wasserauen to Ebenalp is recommended if you're short on time or stamina:)

Thank tetshev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Swiss, German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wildkirchli, Weissbad CH-9057, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Weissbad
  • Phone Number: 071 799 11 42

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?