Pfeff ond Lischt Weeg

An adventure trail for the whole family with a chaos pendulum, wobbly footbridge, giant xylophone, tube telephone and many other sensory experiences!

The family hike on the easy and varied "Pfeff ond Lischt Weeg" from the destination in Appenzell to the bus stop Sammelplatz or vice versa promises not only fantastic views of the Appenzell hills and the Alpstein but also lasting sensory experiences at thirteen specifically marked stations. The order of the stations and the direction in which they are walked is not important; you can start at any of the four starting points. "Pfeff ond Lischt" is the motto for an adventure trail that brings scientific topics closer to young and old in a smart and cunning way. Along the way, it gives you an insight into the formation of the Nagelfluh (conglomerate) ribbed landscape typical for the region as well as the water supply in remote areas.

Both Appenzell and the Sammelplatz stop are well connected to the public transport network and the starting points Schlatt and Saul can be reached comfortably by PubliCar (call bus). On the way, you can barbecue at two campfire sites and stop for a bite to eat at the Gasthaus Bären Schlatt and the Olive – genuss & design restaurant in Sammelplatz. Two more restaurants, Anker Unterschlatt and Gasthaus Leimensteig, can be reached in an additional 20-minute loop.

Places along the route

Appenzell (Zielplatz) – Steig - Schlepfen – Stockerers – Schlatt – Gehrenberg – Saul – Sammelplatz Meistersrüte


The trail is technically easy and leads mainly along country roads and nature trails. However, it is not suitable for prams.


Starting points and destinations

The "Pfeff ond Lischt Weeg" can be started at any of the four starting points. The direction of travel is irrelevant.


Follow the red signposts with the friendly "Bläss" (Appenzeller Sennenhund).

Campfire site

At the "Flecken", below Schlatt and in the Gehrenberg area near Saul, there are campfire sites that invite you to barbeque. Wood, grills and seating are available. From spring 2023 there will also be a new barbecue site at the Zielplatz in Appenzell.



Zielplatz Appenzell: By train to Appenzell, then approx. 10 min walk through the beautiful village centre to the Zielplatz. Parking spaces are available there.

Schlatt: accessible via the PubliCar (Rufbus) or car. In Schlatt there are numerous parking spaces.

Saul: accessible only by foot or with the PubliCar (Rufbus). No parking spaces available.

Sammelplatz: either park your car next to the train stop or arrive by train.


PubliCar (Rufbus)

Book your journey via the PubliCar app or by calling 0848 55 30 60 and have yourself taken to or collected from the desired location at the agreed time. Further information under


Project partners

The renovation and extension of the "Pfeff ond Lischt Weeg" is a joint project of:

Chindernetz AI

Bezirk Appenzell

Bezirk Schlatt-Haslen

Appenzellerland Tourismus AI


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



Type of hiking tour

Theme hiking




8.98 km


461 m


306 m


2 hours 45 minutes

Starting point / End

Appenzell, Zielplatz / Sammelplatz, train station