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Aescher, Berggasthaus

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Swiss, European, German
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Wildkirchli, Weissbad 9057, Switzerland
071 799 11 42
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Madrid, Spain
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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?.

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Thank Giuliano C
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you want to experience something very unique then this is the place to visit, the beer, the food the views the place are all amazing...you will not regret visiting this stunning place !!

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Thank Paul R
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I have the picture of this restaurant hundreds of time and it was a dream come true to visit it. One has to take the cable car from Wasserauen stop up to Ebenalp and from there it's a 15-20 min hike down the hill. We were traveling with young kids and had no issues and many others had even younger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Swiss, European, German
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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?