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    Berggasthaus Aescher

    Wildkirchli Ebenalp 1, Weissbad 9057, Switzerland
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (190)
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    Overview

    • Excellent70%
    • Very good25%
    • Average3%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible1%
    8 Feb 2017
    “So heartbroken, the Aescher guesthouse is not open overnight anymore, for July 2017”
    7 Jan 2017
    “Great getaway trip in 1 day”
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    Reviewed 8 February 2017

    My trip from Australia was largely based around staying here. *shedding a tear* I am rather heartbroken. Is it easy enough to get to in one day, and hike back down and stay in a place down there? I was hoping to hike up, spend...More

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    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    Its an old hotel on the cliff locating at Ebenalp, not far from Zurich. Accessible to the place via train and take a cable car up and down or if its a good weather day and you have time ...you can walk up and down...More

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    Reviewed 6 November 2016

    When I'm old and gray this will be a memory I'm glad I will have! We (my husband, brother & wife) drove from Fussen Germany to Wasserauen and rode the tram up on the last day of the year they were open (10/31/16). We had...More

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    Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

    This location was last on our itinerary for Switzerland and if you know the saying "saving the best for last" then this applies perfectly to this hidden away treasure. Personally I'm not very good with heights, so the journey with the cable carts was a...More

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    Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

    The view on the mountain restaurant aescher won a price of national geographics because it looks so special. It deserves this price. It is also a beautiful hike up there. We would recomend the hike instead of taking the cableway. The food in the restaurant...More

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    • 3
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    • Switzerland >
    • Canton of Appenzell >
    • Weissbad
    • Also Known As
    • Berggasthaus Aescher Hotel Weissbad ,
    • Berggasthaus Aescher Switzerland/Canton Of Appenzell
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    Yohan R
    hello everyone. im planning to visit this place next week. only for eating. not for stay overnight. so is it open for take lunch in april?
    5 April 2017|
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    Allison G
    Hi Sonia, I also just had this experience with trying to book for next summer. I haven't called them to confirm but it does appear to be closed for overnights. I was lucky enough to stay there last year - it was very cool, but the whole region is absolutely lovely, and if the weather is nice it's a pretty easy hike up and down the mountain from Wasserauen so would be easy to spend time at Aescher as a day trip. If I remember correctly, there is a hotel or two in Wasserauen, or you could stay in Appenzell, which is a WONDERFUL town, and only 10 minutes on the train from the start of the hike or cable car up to Aescher. If you had a headlamp you could even hike down in the evening pretty safely and catch the sunset on the mountain. Aescher is all dormitory style beds, which does make a little harder to sleep, so you may even prefer a normal room in a nearby town. If you stay in the town of Appenzell there are also some really beautiful hikes from the town center that take you out into the rolling green hills. Hope this was helpful!
    4 March 2017|
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    Response from Sonia M | Reviewed this property |
    Thank you so much Allison. Yes I know that the whole area is absolutely beautiful, I just had my mind set on sleeping there. It is okay, I have had to readjust my plans but yes I am a bit disappointed! Sleeping rough isn't a... More
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    kelsey l
    If you are only planning on going for lunch and then heading back out, is there anywhere to store your items at the station? We will be leaving from the station to our next destination so we will have our bags.
    22 November 2016|
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    Response from martysgirl88 | Reviewed this property |
    We drove in from Germany, so I am not sure there are lockers at the Wassersuen station. Yes, there is a restaurant and I think also a hotel at the south end of the station..as the previous comment stated, but they may help... More
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    "No overnight stays it seems"
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    "We visited only for lunch, so cant judge the quality of rooms"
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    "For a room, see above. No heater, so when its snowing your hosed."
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    "book the private room if you can"
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