Today was probably one of the most spectacular hikes that we’ve done so far, not only were the views breath taking but also parts of the trail were quite difficult especially if you have trouble with heights. Quite surprising was that the normally craziest, wildest and oldest person in our family was being very responsible.
We took a cable car up to the “Ebenalp” from there our hike lead through caves and a past a hermits lodge, a chapel called “Wildkirchli” (wild church) and a restaurant all built on the cliff. After the steep bit we were back in typical “Appenzeller countryside with its flowing hills and easy going trails. We walked down to “Schwende” where we took the train back. With a good feeling of having achieved something. (well until a wasp spoiled it by stinging our daughter while we were waiting for the train)
the trail lead through this cave
a former hermits lodge with a spectacular view
flowing hills of the “Appenzell” with a typical “alp”
the train station that was nothing more than a sign post where you have to wave to the driver for him to stop