Operating| Cable car and revolving restaurant open | 7:20 am - 5:40 pm | Departures every 20 min

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

Ascent

Date
Time
15.06.2024 - 18.08.2024
07:20 a.m. – 17:20 p.m.
19.08.2024 - 20.10.2024
08:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m.
21.10.2024 - 28.02.2025
08:40 a.m. – 16:20 p.m.

Descent

Date
Time
15.06.2024 - 18.08.2024
07:40 a.m. – 17:40 p.m.
19.08.2024 - 20.10.2024
08:20 a.m. – 17:20 p.m.
21.10.2024 - 28.02.2025
09:00 a.m. – 16:40 p.m.
  • The cableway runs every 20 minutes
  • In the event of large numbers of guests or strong winds, departure times can vary

Fares

Prices are valid during the regular timetable

Type
Single
Return
Adults
28.00
40.00
Children up to 15.99 years
Free
Free
Dogs of all sizes
10.00
15.00
Group price for 20 pers. or more
22.00
32.00
Paraglider incl. landing fee
30.00
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  • 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.

Annual tickets

Experience Hoher Kasten all year round

Type
Price
Adults
275.00

Combination deals

Cableway ride incl. breakfast buffet or snack platter

Type
Single
Return
Adults
59.00
69.00
Children, 11 to 15 years of age (free cableway ride)
24.00
24.00
Children, 6 to 11 years of age (free cableway ride)
12.00
12.00
Children, up to 6 years of age (free cableway ride)
5.00
5.00

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

Full-moon dinner

for adults aged 16 and over

Type
with cable car ride
without cable car ride
Full-moon dinner
119.00
83.00

Reservation is compulsory.

School groups

School classes with children aged between 16 and 24.99 receive a discount if they book in advance. Tariff enquiry by teacher to 071 799 13 22 or info@hoherkasten.ch

Children under the age of 16 also travel free on school trips

Paraglider tickets

Type
Price
Paraglider, single journey (incl. landing fee)
30.00
Paraglider, day ticket (incl. landing fee)
45.00
Paraglider, annual ticket (incl. landing fee)
760.00

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)
150.00
Until 1:00 a.m. per cabin (50 people)
300.00

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 15 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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