Spectacular panoramic views on the most north-easterly peak in the Western Alps

Hiking tip up to the Revolving Restaurant Hoher Kasten.

The cable car takes you comfortably up from Brülisau. Up on the mountain you are greeted by a magnificent 360-degree view of the Alpstein chains, out into the Appenzellerland, the St. Gallen Rhine valley, the Vorarlberg and Allgäu Alps. On the well-maintained mountain hiking trail, the path follows a pleasant gradient over to the prominent neighbouring peak, the Kamor. After just a few turns on the little road, you can take a shortcut across alpine pastures down to the Zapfen. An idyllic ascent across rough pastures leads you to the Resspass. From here it is worth taking a short detour to the Forstseeli Lake. Back on the route, follow the path towards Hintere Waldschaft. Depending on the state of vegetation, you will come across a carpet of blue gentian, "Hennenäugli" and even the lady's slipper orchid blooming here. Across pastures, past traditional farmhouses, you hike down to Brülisau - with the Alps constantly in sight.


Places along the route

Hoher Kasten (Cable car) – Kamor – Zapfen – Resspass – Hintere Waldschaft – Brülisau


Tip: For flower lovers, a 5000 m2 carefully tended alpine garden with magnificent Alpstein flora is waiting for you at the summit.


Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 38, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 96 41



Type of hiking tour

Hiking in the mountain




8.11 km


115 m


977 m


2 hours 30 minutes

Starting point / End

Hoher Kasten / Brülisau