Hoher Kasten, Bruelisau

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The Hoher Kasten is a mountain in the Appenzell Alps, overlooking the Rhine in Eastern Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen.

The summit is easily accessible with a cable car starting at Brülisau, south of Appenzell. A revolving restaurant, offering panoramic views, has been built on the top.

Ascents to Hoher Kasten and the neighouring summit Kamor were already described in the early 19th century.
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  • We went up on 26. Dec. at very nice weather, not a lot of snow . We had a very good view around the Peak. At the end we ate some Food in the normal Restaurant, not the turning section.  more »
  • We needed a break from day hiking and decided to take the cable car ride up to Hoher Kasten. Even on a hazy day, it was a very enjoyable treat. The ride up to the summit passed over some small...  more »
  • Amazing sceneries. You won't forget the experience.
  • The rotating restaurant is pretty neat, and the views are stunning. Pretty moderate hike for beginners. It's not as touristy or pricey as many other mountains, and the drive is spectacular. Only 'negative' thing I could say is that the view isn't as amazing as taller mountains, but its still amazing!

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