Beware! The trail section Kastensattel to Hoher Kasten (including the summit) is closed due to falling rocks! We are rebuilding the connecting tunnel in the mountain station. There is a risk of falling rocks due to the construction work. You can find more information about the construction activities here.
We ask you not to hike to the summit of Hoher Kasten until the opening in May 2021. Your safety is very important to us and it is our concern that the construction workers on the summit can work undisturbed. The entire building on the Hoher Kasten is closed. We thank you very much for your understanding.
There is another blanket of snow in Appenzell and there is a considerable danger of avalanches in the mountains. Most mountain inns are still in winter dormancy and will not open their doors until a later date. At the moment, we recommend hiking in the valley and in the beautiful hilly landscapes.
The opening hours of all restaurants and cable cars in the Alpstein can be found here alpstein.ch.