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Hiking the ” Hoher Kasten”

We’re spending the weekend in the Appenzellerland (an area in the east part of Switzerland). A beautiful spot!  So join us on our hike down the “hoher Kasten” and see for yourselves (that is when the clouds aren’t in the way)…

We started in “Brülisau” (921 metres above sea level) and took the cable car up to the top of the “Hoher Kasten” (1’784.5 metres above sea level). From there we hiked back down the mountain. A hike that takes about 1 and a half hours (if you walk all the way).

…nearly down, time for some refuelling at the restaurant “Ruhesitz”…

The boys decided to have a little fun on the last couple of kilometres of the hike. They rented scooters at the restaurant and whizzed off down to “Brülisau”…

..and the rest of us walked and enjoyed the authentic and beautiful scenery.



  1. Looks like you had a great day out, with some classic Swiss scenery as you say. We plan to visit Appenzeller (& all the other cantons we’ve not been to yet) sometime… 🙂 In the meantime Jude ‘visits’ them by spotting Swiss registration plates on holiday – and I think she got them all while in, or on the way to/from, Corsica!

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  2. Oh girl, these pics are amazing. I wish I were there. Love the one with your son and the dog on the edge of the trail. Wonderful!! How was the resturarant?

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