Operating: Cable car and revolving restaurant open | 8.00 - 17.00 Uhr | Departures every 20min


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 parking spaces at the lower terminus station of the cable car Hoher Kasten.

The parking fees can be paid with the following means of payment:

  • Coins (Swiss francs only)
  • Apps (Parkingpay or Easypark)

The parking fees cannot be paid by credit or debit card.

There is only one parking zone (nr. 901) which applies throughout Brülisau. There are four parking meters, two at the entrance to the cable car and one at each of the other parking areas.

On busy days, additional parking areas are available in the vicinity; these parking areas are privately owned and can only be paid with cash (Swiss francs only).

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 register your vehicle, also for the free parking time, at one of the parking meters or on one of the apps.

Vehical camping

In Brülisau, at the foot of the Hoher Kasten, Vehicle Camping is not permitted outside the designated areas. The parking spaces in the regular parking areas are not suitable for motor homes and caravans.

You will find the designated Vehicle camping spaces next to the Restaurant Rössli in Brülisau, where six larger parking spaces, marked by large tree trunks, are available. These designated parking spaces are for vehicles with excess length and width. The parking fee is CHF 8.-/24h.

Expect to be expelled by the security service if the parking regulations are not respected. (also at night!)

Vehicle camping spaces are rare in the area of Appenzellerland outside the regular Camping-Sites.
Further information => Appenzellerland Tourism AI

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