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Aescher, Berggasthaus

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Wildkirchli, Weissbad 9057, Switzerland
+41 71 799 11 42
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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, walk up from the bottom, will take you about 4 hours ... if you walk nice and slow and you will be there for early lunch. Which is good, because it can get really crowded, so you want to get down the mountain around 13:30. But YES ... order your Rösti, an Appenzeller Quälfrisch Beer and you feel on... More 

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Switzerland
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sort of famous restaurant is really worth visiting ! Especially in summer when you can sit outside on the patio enjoying the incredible view ! Food & drinks are a bit on the pricier side due to the understandable fact, that the transport of the the food/drinks up there isn't any easy & quick task ! Recommended also if... More 

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Wil, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Went up there for a short walk, had to take about 40minutes to walk down from the cablecar station. We ate some traditional food like "Rösti" and had a real good dessert called "Hölenmerengue". Had a wonderful stay there.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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235 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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 

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Kollam, India
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188 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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.

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Edmonton, Canada
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318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 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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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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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!

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wildkirchli, Weissbad 9057, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Weissbad
  • Phone Number: +41 71 799 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?