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

With discount by public transport up the Hohe Kasten

Travel comfortably to Hoher Kasten valley station by public transport and benefit from 30% on the one-way or return journey with the Hoher Kasten cable car. You can benefit from the reduction with any ticket, such as a regular public transport ticket, a day pass, a saver ticket or a federation and general season ticket. More information on the offer and booking options can be found at

Arrival by car

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

There are sufficient parking spaces at the lower terminus. On busy days, additional parking spaces are available at the surrounding farms.

Parking fees

Parking time
Parking fee
Up to 90 min
free of charge
91min - 4h
CHF 1.50 - 3.00
4h - 12h
CHF 3.00 - 5.00
12h - 24h
CHF 5.00 - 8.00
1 day (max. 7 days)
CHF 8.00 per day

Please also pruchase a ticket for free parking time at the parking meter or on one of the apps.

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