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.


Eastern Switzerland’s scenic mountain – right in the heart of Europe – is easily accessible by public transport or by car.

Arrival by public transport

The lower terminus of the Hoher Kasten Cableway in Brülisau can be easily reached by public transport. You can take the Appenzell Railways from Gossau via Herisau – Appenzell – Weissbad or from St. Gallen via Appenzell – Weissbad. From Weissbad train station the postbus goes directly to the lower terminus of the cableway.

Lear more about the Appenzell PubliCar services here.
Tel. +41 (0)848 55 30 60

Arrival by car

You can reach Brülisau by car via Appenzell – Steinegg or via Appenzell – Weissbad.

There are sufficient free parking spaces at the lower terminus. On busy days, additional parking spaces are available at the surrounding farms. These are subject to a charge (CHF 3.–/day).

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