«Rondom Gonte»

Gonten from all perspectives.

From the train station in Gonten, follow the train tracks for a few metres in the direction of Appenzell and cross them at the next level crossing. Past a modern free-range stable, you will soon cross the "Schwarz", the Gontner Dorfbach stream, and keep going straight towards the hill. At the "Sömmerli" property, turn right and walk the next few metres along the "Barfussweg" (barefoot path). It is up to you whether you keep your shoes on or not. After a short stretch on the Flurstrasse Street, leave it and walk along the meadow path until you reach the train tracks, which you can cross and then turn left. Next, cross the main road and follow Flurstrasse Street uphill past the multi-purpose building. At the next opportunity, turn right onto the narrow road and follow it across the slope until you reach the crest of the hill. There you will join the hiking trail and follow it downhill, where you will end up in Gonten's village centre a few metres opposite the church.


Tip: Particularly beautiful in the early hours of the morning, when the first rays of sunshine reach Gonten.

Notice: Please follow the white signposts "Rondom Gonte". The trail can be completed in both directions.


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



Type of hiking tour

Hiking in the valley




4.24 km


193 m


193 m


1 hour 15 minutes

Starting point / End

Gonten / Gonten