Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Eastern Switzerland Hotels

Berggastaus Aescher-Wildkirchli

  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Quiet, cozy rooms
  • Unique cliff-dwelling design


  • Difficult to get to, isolated, and far from any other services

Updated 10/08/2012

Fodor's Review

Accessible only by cable car and then a short 20 minute hike, the Berggastaus Aescher-Wildkirchli sits at the top of the Appenzeller Alps and treats you to sweeping views of the cool green valley below. This hotel and restaurant, built in 1805 and run by Beny and Claudia Knechtle-Wyss, is in a charming wooden house built dramatically into a rocky cliff. The cozy and quiet restaurant is filled with wooden benches each with excellent views, while a sunny terrace is a great

place to stop for summer lunch and gobble down some savory local dishes, like cervat (a sliced local sausage) and Appenzeller cheese salads. The wood theme continues into the recently rennovated rooms, which are wall to wall with honey-colored oak and comfy duvet-topped beds that off up some of some of Switzerland's best views.

Read More

Hotel Information


Weissbadd, 9057, Switzerland

Hotel Details:

  • 6 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 10/08/2012


What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all hotels in Eastern Switzerland

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?