From now on, the cableway is obliged to wear masks. If you do not have a mask with you, you can buy one at the ticket office at CHF 1.-. The cableway has no capacity restrictions and cannot be reserved.

More information regarding Covid-19 can be found here.


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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