Royal tour of the Alpstein

Scenic tour with sensational alpine panorama.

Three mountain chains, 84 kilometres and 5166 metres altitude difference. This is the «Königsroute» in the Alpstein massif, which takes you to popular sights and insider tips on an outstandingly picturesque trail through the Alpstein. New, sensational alpine panoramas greet you around almost every corner. And you don’t need to carry huge amounts of provisions as the Alpstein is dotted with 27 mountain inns. Here you’ll find tempting authentic regional specialties, prepared with genuinely fresh ingredients from the Appenzellerland. Many hosts also offer more exclusive dishes for gourmet hikers.


This 84 km original trail is suitable not just for ambitious, high-performance athletes, but also for more leisurely walkers. Most alpine inns also offer comfortable accommodation. This means you can plan your own tailor-made route and, if desired, leave out sections or bypass them with a cable car ride. Enjoy the pure romance of the region’s traditional alpine inns! You can choose where you want to start and finish your route.


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


83.85 km


5166 m


5166 m


30 hours 30 minutes

Starting point / End

Weissbad / Weissbad