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Aescher, Berggasthaus

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Swiss, European
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Wildkirchli, Weissbad 9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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Zurich, Switzerland
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since this restaurant has appeared on a Geo magazine it's apparently the hype of the area and has increased tourism in the Appenzell region (so a local told me). It's obvious though with the amount of people walking up and down from the cable car station. It's well worth it on a good weather day. The food (roesti with fried... More 

Thank foodbliss2014
Kollam, India
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183 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place refreshes all your senses. One of the best places to have food and beer. We had our walk from the cable car to the restaurant, the walk was awesome with beautiful views and caves. The place was quite busy when we got there. The beer was refreshing and the food was great.

Thank kollam003
Edmonton, Canada
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609 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cost getting here was cheap. The cost of walking down from the cable car and back up to it was breath taking, literally. Know there are a few strategically located benches that allow one to climb back up in stages. But what really cost me, as I am afraid of heights, was the last 100 m down the trail... More 

Thank woodmister
Madrid, Spain
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the top of the mountain by cable car which was a very pleasant experience, these mountains are spectacular and so worth the trip and experience...we ate at this restaurant Rösti which is hash browns with Swiss sausages and fries eggs, amazing food, despite it was packed and we had to wait on a table for almost 40... More 

Thank KarenMOglesby
Columbia, South Carolina
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a destination, regardless of the food! The Ebenalp cable car takes you up the mountain, then you have a slippery walk down a ways on gravel, but it is not steep, just long! Finally you arrive at this unbelievable guest house built into a cliff. Despite the effort, this is a once in a lifetime experience, the most... More 

Thank Chinana
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Long awaited ride and hike to Aescher! Well worth a wait for a shaded table and amazing lunch! Friendly staff and great way to meet locals and those from far away!

Thank egosewisch
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The views here are insanely beautiful. But I wouldn't recommend the walk down the mountain (and back up) unless you are mobile and somewhat fit. The food was really tasty and simple / traditional, but well done and reasonably priced for Switzerland

Thank Sandra S
Rolle, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest places you can go to. View is breathtaking and amazing. Hostel is built in the rocks and makes it so original. Beautiful hikes around the hostel, easy to find and some are bit more demanding. Beautiful view on Santis from behind. The entire experience is unfortunately disturbed by poor customer service, poor management, lack of hospitality,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The staff is very efficient and friendly, considering the large amount of guests they have to serve all over the day. The desserts were also great and the prices reasonable (for Swiss Mountain). The big BUT was, in the men's toilet you could not wash your hands as the water was not working... how does the staff wash their hands?.

Thank Giuliano C
Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

After a 800m hike up from Schwende (Kanton Appenzell) the reward being a guest at Aescher Berggasthaus is well worth every step! And don't worry non-hikers: the Restaurant is also accessible by gondola from Wassserauen (end of the regional train line).The view is sensational, the food of traditional Swiss Grandma Specialities and Desserts prepared with care are served in large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wildkirchli, Weissbad 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?