Gontenbad – Kronberg

From the valley up to Kronberg.

The tour starts in Gontenbad and is meant for snowshoe athletes in good condition. Past flat terrain, the golfing district and across the cross-country skiing area you will reach the so-called «Gontenmoos», a raised bog. Once you have passed the small huts known as «Toobeschopfe», the route will start to ascend. Continue on the trail until you reach Scheidegg, passing Blattersegg and Chelpfhütten. In the Berggasthaus Scheidegg (mountain inn) you can have a bite to eat and try a variety of Appenzeller specialities. Further along, you will walk on the ridge of the Kronberg mountain. On your way, you will see the Kronberg Chapel. Once you have arrived at the mountain station, you can take the cable car back down to the valley and eventually to the starting point.

Tip: The route can be done in the opposite direction as well. You can take the cable car from the valley station up to Kronberg. 


Places along the route

Gontenbad – Blattersegg – Chlepfhütten – Scheidegg – Studen – Kronberg


Current conditions

Webcam Gontenbad

Webcam Kronberg


Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 96 41



Type of tour

Schneeschuhlaufen (markierte Routen)




8.90 km


841 m


81 m


4 hours 50 minutes

Starting point / End

Train stop Gontenbad / Berggasthaus Kronberg (mountain inn)