Warning! Cableway operation depending on wind situation. Restaurant open. 25.10.2020

Hoher Kasten Cableway

Experience unforgettable moments on Hoher Kasten, Eastern Switzerland’s panoramic mountain – TOP OF APPENZELL. The Hoher Kasten Cableway takes you comfortably from Brülisau to 1,794 m above sea level within 8 minutes.

Timetable

Descent

Date
Time
07.09.2020 – 25.10.2020
08:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
26.10.2020 – 01.11.2020
08:40 a.m. – 16:20 p.m.
as of 02.11.2020
Operation ceased

Ascent

Date
Time
07.09.2020 – 25.10.2020
08:20 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
26.10.2020 – 01.11.2020
09:00 a.m. – 16:20 p.m.
as of 02.11.2020
Operation ceased

From 2nd November 2020 operation ceased due to construction activity. Expected season start in spring 2021.

  • The cableway runs every 20 minutes
  • In the event of large numbers of guests or strong winds, departure times can vary
  • First descent 20 minutes after the start of the timetable
  • Last ascent 20 minutes before the end of the timetable

Fares

Type
Single
Return
Adults
28.00
46.00
Adults with half-fare/GA discount
14.00
23.00
Apprentice/students up to 24 years
19.60
32.20
Children up to 15 years of age
Free
Free
Dogs of all sizes
8.00
12.00
Dogs with GA discount
Free
Free
  • Prices per person in Swiss francs (CHF), incl. VAT
  • Prices are subject to change without notice
  • Payment in euros accepted at the current daily exchange rate

Children’s tickets
Free children’s tickets can be obtained at the ticket office.

Birthday offer
Ride the cableway for free on your birthday! Simply present a valid identity card at the ticket office.

Travelling with a disability
Passengers with reduced mobility can take an accompanying carer for free. You can find more information here.

Group tickets (10 or more people)

Type
Single
Return
Adults
19.60
32.20
Adults with half-fare/GA discount
14.00
23.00
Children up to 15 years of age
Free
Free

Group tickets will only be given to the group leader following payment of the entire amount. No individual payment by group members is possible.

School groups

Type
Single
Return
Teachers and accompanying persons
14.00
23.00
Schoolchildren 16 years of age and over
9.80
16.10
Schoolchildren up to 15 years of age
Free
Free

We are grateful when groups of children of 10 or more register prior to their arrival.

Annual tickets

Type
Price
Adults
275.00

Paraglider tickets

Type
Price
Paraglider, single journey (incl. landing fee)
16.00
Paraglider, day ticket (incl. landing fee)
45.00
Paraglider, annual ticket (incl. landing fee)
760.00

Combination deals

Cableway ride incl. breakfast buffet or snack platter

Type
Single
Return
Adults
46.00
55.00
Children, 10 to 15 years of age (free cableway ride)
20.00
20.00
Children, up to 9 years of age (free cableway ride)
1.00 (per year of age)
1.00 (per year of age)

Combination tickets available at the lower terminus ticket office. Children up to 15 years of age ride the cableway for free.

Special trips

A special event just for you and your guests

The Revolving Restaurant and the cableway are also open outside of the timetable by prior arrangement for banquets and evening events for 20 people or more.

  • Early booking is necessary
  • Menu suggestions for groups (here)
  • Trips outside of the timetable incur a surcharge per special trip
Type
Price
Until midnight per cabin (50 people)
120.00
Until 1:00 a.m. per cabin (50 people)
240.00

Surcharge on top of guests’ personal cableway ticket

Regional guest cards

Travel up Hoher Kasten for free

Appenzell Card

Pure holiday joy! If you are spending three consecutive nights or more at the same accommodation provider in Appenzell and the surrounding area, you can take advantage of the Appenzell Card. Most hotels, mountain inns, holiday apartments, and bed and breakfasts can provide you with a card.

Oskar Guest Card

Experience the great experiences of Eastern Switzerland for free. If you stay two nights in one of the partner accommodations, you can book the Oskar Guest Card for 3–8 days. One day costs 10 francs and is half-price for 6–16-year-olds. Tip: If you book the exclusive Oskar package, the guest card is already included.

Bodensee Card PLUS

Clever, relaxed, uncomplicated: With the Bodensee Card PLUS, you can discover up to 160 excursion destinations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein all year round. The Bodensee Card PLUS is valid on the days of your choice throughout the year.

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