Up,up and away to Seealpsee

Seealpsee – one of the three mountain lakes in the Alpstein massif. Enjoy this easy hike around the lake and remember to take in the breathless scenery all around you.

The hike starts off at the train station in Wasserauen and continues along a stream and across an alpine meadow. In the Hüttentobel forest the trickling sounds of a mountain stream accompany you up to Alp Hütten. Here the view opens up to reveal a fabulous alpine landscape and Säntis, the highest peak in the Alpstein massif. The route continues gently up to Alp Waldhütte and before you know it the magnificent Seealpsee lake comes into view. Take a relaxing stroll around the lake starting on the left hand side. Here you'll see lots of small mountain huts scattered around the lake. At the end of the route you may linger around in the two mountain inns, Berggasthaus Seealpsee and Berggasthaus Forelle. You can also enjoy a romantic boat ride on the lake. In a sparse forest by the lake stands the Bruder Klaus Chapel. To return back you can take the steep road down to Wasserauen.


Locations along the route

Wasserauen – Hüttentobel – Klein- und Grosshütten – Seealpsee – Seealp – Chobel – Wasserauen


Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell
Phone +41 71 788 96 41 , Fax +41 71 788 96 49



Type of hiking tour

Hiking in the mountain




7.34 km


377 m


377 m


2 hours 30 minutes

Starting point / End

Wasserauen / Wasserauen