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Hiking holidays Alpenpanorama Weg Appenzell to Einsiedeln

Hiking: 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 ist 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.  

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Itinerary

From Appenzell, the region’s capital, the trail climbs up to Alp Wasserschaffen. The path to the peak follows the Kronberg ridge, side by side with the Alpstein and with the same fantastic views. Afterwards, the route continues through typical alpine terrain down to Schwägalp, the base station of the Säntis cable car.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 16 km
1'150 m
580 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 h
approx. 12 km
485 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 h
approx. 19 km
875 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 h
approx. 19 km
1'100 m
600 m

Tour character

The regions Appenzell and Toggenburg are hilly and you will have to master some steep ascents. Good stamina is needed for the walk. The trails are in a very good condition and easy to walk on. A good tour for beginners that are in a good shape.      

The Alpine Panorama Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Appenzell
  Season 1
14.05.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Appenzell to Einsiedeln TO, CH-OSWAE-06X
Base price
699.-
749.-
Surcharge Single Room 215.- 215.-

Category: 1 x 4*-hotel (Schwägalp), 3 x 3*-hotels

Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Alpenpanorama-Weg Appenzell to Einsiedeln TO, CH-OSWAE-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
699.-
215.-
749.-
215.-

Category: 1 x 4*-hotel (Schwägalp), 3 x 3*-hotels

Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Appenzell
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
115.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
115.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Appenzell
  Season 1
May 14, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Appenzell
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Einsiedeln
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer 
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailled travel documents
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service Hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
  • Rides with public transport on day 6 not included (approx. CHF 10.- per person).
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Parking in Appenzell. Approx. CHF 8.- per day.  
  • Return travel by train via Biberbrugg and Herisau back to Appenzell. Duration: approx. 2 hours.  
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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