Warning! Restaurant and cable car closed until May 2021 due to construction activities.
Warning operations closed!

The cable car and revolving restaurant will be closed from now on until May 2021 due to construction work. The trailsection Kastensattel - Hoher Kasten will be closed from Nov 4 2020 until spring 2021. Due to rock excavation and blasting work, there is a very high risk of rockfall on this section.
We thank all our guests for their loyalty in 2020 and look forward to being there for you again from May 2021.

Revolving Restaurant

Welcome to the summit

The only Revolving Restaurant in Eastern Switzerland completes a full rotation in an hour and offers a 360° panorama at 1,794 m above sea level. Enjoy regional delicacies with a constantly changing view.

In the Revolving Restaurant we offer an à la carte service with seasonal and regional dishes.

Revolving Restaurant opening times

The Revolving Restaurant is open throughout the cableway’s operating hours.

For 20 people or more, we will open the cableway and the Revolving Restaurant for your exclusive use, even outside of the operating hours. A reservation is necessary (contact form).

Breakfast buffet

The early bird catches the worm

Enjoy our popular breakfast buffet in the Revolving Restaurant with a breathtaking 360° view. From the first cableway ride to 10:30 a.m., we offer a wide range of regional products.

  • Booking is necessary
  • Combined offers for breakfast incl. cableway ride available (can be obtained directly from the lower terminus ticket office)
  • Offer also available as a voucher

The breakfast buffet takes place every Saturday and Sunday and every day during the spring, summer, and autumn holidays. Breakfast table service is offered during the week (Monday to Friday).

Snack platter

Varied afternoon

The famous snack platter, the so called «Vesperplättli», offers everything your heart desires in an afternoon. Enjoy an abundant platter of Appenzell specialties daily from 2:30 p.m. in the Revolving Restaurant.

  • Booking is necessary
  • Combination offers for the snack platter incl. cableway ride available (can be obtained directly from the lower terminus ticket office)
  • Offer also available as a voucher

The snack platter is available daily.

Full-moon dinner

Exclusive gala dinner under the full moon

Enjoy the full moon in the Revolving Restaurant with an exclusive gala dinner, surrounded by musical hammered dulcimer sounds.

  • Booking is necessary
  • 16 years and over
  • Combined offers for dinner incl. cableway ride available (can be obtained directly from the lower terminus ticket office)
  • Offer also available as a voucher

The full-moon dinner takes place on a monthly basis from April to February.


A special event just for you and your guests

For banquets and evening events for 20 or more people, the Revolving Restaurant and the cableway are also open outside of normal operating hours by prior appointment.

For your private, business, or social meeting we offer an exclusive ambience with an unforgettable 360° view. In addition, an exquisite meal, fine wine, and friendly service – we offer all of this on our beautiful mountaintop. We are happy to personally provide advice on your menu choices.

  • Early booking is necessary
  • Menu suggestions for groups (here)
  • Journeys outside the regular timetable with a surcharge per special trip possible (here)


Discover new horizons

Are you planning a different kind of seminar? Then you’ve come to the right place.

  • Far-sighted strategic and operational decisions
  • Panorama Restaurant with dimming options, up to 60 people
  • Whole Panorama Restaurant for meetings of up to 150 people
  • Altes Berghaus (built around 1895) for special aperitifs and special seminar locations, up to 40 people (open from around April to October)


Your four-legged friends are welcome guests on Hoher Kasten, also while you dine in the Revolving Restaurant. However, as there is a lot of traffic between tables at the breakfast buffet, we recommend dog owners choose a spot in the Panorama Restaurant. Your four-legged friend will also feel more comfortable there.

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