«I chenn drei choschtlig Edelstee...». These precious gems are our three mountain lakes. They are gracefully embedded in the rocky walls of the Alpstein area and reflect the landscape enchantingly.

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Staying safe while on the go

Yet the Alpstein region offers even more treasures: You can choose anything from a leisurely walk to a strenuous mountain hike on one of our countless hiking trails. You also won't need to tote your provisions with you, since the region's 24 cosy mountain inns are located such that you are certain to pass one along the way. There you can rest and enjoy a delicious plate of «Rösti» (fried potatoes). If you'd prefer to escape the strain of an uphill hike, then simply take a relaxing ride on one of the six aerial cableways.

The gently rolling hills are perfect for easy valley hikes (marked with yellow signs), where you can choose from a number of themed hiking trails. Do you feel like taking off your shoes and walking barefoot for a while? Our barefoot trail was created especially for this purpose. If you prefer higher grounds and more difficult trails and if your equipment fits those trails, chose a mountain hiking trail (marked white-red-white). To check out the differencies of those trail-categories click >here.

For those who like to be outside, Appenzell and surroundings offers a wonderful recreational area. Enjoy nature. Discover your very personal gemstone.

Please keep in mind, that in the Alpstein mountains and the surrounding hills drones are strictly prohibited. Find details >here.

Design your hike flexibly thanks to the extensive network of Appenzell Railways, Postbus and PubliCar. Information on public transport and the timetable can be found under Arrival.

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