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Alpine Panorama Trail

From Appenzell to Einsiedeln.

First thing you see will be the rolling green hills of Appenzell. Far behind the massive peaks of Alpstein and Churfirsten tower up proudly. On the first legs the Alpine Panorama Trail lives up to its name. But not only the scenic hikes will enchant you, also the traditional, painted houses in Appenzell and the lively traditions of Appenzell and Toggenburg will quickly cast a spell on you.

Walking
Walking
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

The route from the Innerrhoder main town of Appenzell to Gontenbad (with natural moor bathing pool) is level. From there along the «Barfussweg» (barefoot path) to Jakobsbad and through forest and meadows to Urnäsch (AR) famous for its Silvesterkläuse (New Year tradition).

approx. 3,5 hours
13 km
380 m
320 m

Along the small Urnäsch river, across meadows and fields, through dark coniferous forests and past cascading waterfalls up to Schwägalp - bottom station of the aerial cableway to the Säntis with its fantastic summit panorama.

approx. 3 hours
10 km
570 m
50 m

Splendid hike to Lutertannen and over the Risipass vantage point to Stein in Toggenburg. Meadows and Alpine pastures, near-to-nature low-moor marshes and coniferous forests alternate in colourful sequence.

approx. 4 hours
12 km
490 m
990 m

The rather long ascent from Stein to the Vorderen Höhe is finally rewarded with wonderful views of the Glarner mountain peaks. A diverse high-level hike leads around the Gulmen, across to the Mattstock and down to Amden.

approx. 6 hours
19 km
880 m
1.290 m

By bus down to Ziegelbrücke and with the train to Siebnen. A tough climb to Stöcklichrüz and a superb high-level hike around the northern end of Sihlsee lake to Einsiedeln. The St. Meinrads Chapel on Etzelpass and the house where Paracelsus was born are popular resting places, not just for pilgrims.

approx. 6 hours
19 km
1.100 m
600 m

Tour character

Apart from the last two legs easy hikes await you. You have to bring good stamina for this walk. The trails are well-maintained and easy to walk.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
daily
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
daily
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
daily
Alpine Panorama Trail 7 days, CH-OSWAE-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
759.00
249.00
779.00
249.00
799.00
249.00

Category: pretty 3*** hotels, 1x 4****-Hotel in Schwägalp

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Appenzell
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Einsiedeln
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
75.00
114.00
75.00
114.00
75.00
114.00
75.00
114.00
75.00
114.00
75.00
114.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train to Appenzell.
  • Parking: close to the hotel, approx. EUR 8 per day, no reservation.
  • Return travel by train via Biberbrugg and Herisau back to Appenzell. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Fares for public transport, approx. EUR 10 per person.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Thomas Wallner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Thomas Wallner, Customer Service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Hartmut S. DE | 22.06.2019
Wandern in der Ostschweiz
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Wanderwoche in der Ostschweiz. Die Wanderungen sind gemütlich und es bleibt genug Zeit die tollen Panoramaaussichten zu genießen. Die Hotels waren gut bis sehr gut und der Gepäcktransport hat immer einwandfrei funktioniert. Das Highlight war der Aufenthalt auf der Schwägalp.

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