«Rondom s Gontebad»

Golf course lawns, rough pastures and lush meadows

Take it easy on this idyllic meadow walk around the hamlet of Gontenbad. Practically flat and particularly sunny in good weather, this round trip offers everyone a little something. From the Gontenbad train station, first follow the "Barfussweg" (barefoot path) past the mineral spring. It is worth taking off your shoes, as the trail leads across lush, soft meadows. Soon you are on the grounds of the golf course and again and again you will pass cute "Toobegädeli" - small huts that used to be used to dry the cut peat and today look as if they had been scattered randomly in the landscape. As soon as you reach the crossroads with the field streets, follow the little path, slightly keeping to the right, along the moor landscape until you cross the main road and the train tracks, then turn right. After a few metres, turn your back on the road and follow the little trail until the meadow path on the right leads you to the former sawmill located near a pond. Now hike slightly downhill until you reach the Quartiersträsschen (neighbourhood road), past the houses of the "Sommerau" and back to the Gontenbad on a paved road.


Tip: The idyllic, contemplative Lourdes Grotto by the pond in Gontenbad and the charming shop of the Mineralquelle Goba.

Notice: Please follow the white signposts "Rondom s Gontebad". The path 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




3.70 km


66 m


66 m


1 hour

Starting point / End

Gontenbad / Gontenbad

Options to eat along the way