Ridge walk on the Kronberg

Scenic tour with sensational alpine panorama.

The trail leads over lush green meadows from Weissbad to Rechböhl and further up in the shady forest to Klosterspitz. The village of Appenzell lies to the north in a pretty valley basin, and in the southeast we look out over the lovely Schwendetal valley. Passing the huts of the Neuenalp, the trail continues through the high moor, which is of national importance and has been under protection since 1992. We continue in a westerly direction to the Alps of the Vorder– and Hinter–Wasserschaffen. Let the view wander north to the Säntiskette with Ebenalp, Schäfler, Altenalptürme, Öhrli and Säntis. Via Alp Blatten you reach the mountain guesthouse Scheidegg. Treat yourself to a typical Appenzell speciality before tackling the last climb. The trail leads past the St. Jakob chapel up to the Kronberg. Glide comfortably with the cable car to Jakobsbad.


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 valley


9.80 km


1008 m


176 m


4 hours

Starting point / End

Weissbad / Kronberg