Hoher Kasten – quality cable car

The “Rising Star of 2016” award was conferred on Hoher Kasten Drehrestaurant und Seilbahn AG, which operates the cable care and revolving restaurant on Hoher Kasten. The Appenzell cable car company also won innovation awards from the organization International Skiareatest in the categories Friendliest Cable-Car Staff and Nature & Flora along with the Safety Trophy.

Main focus on safety 
The Skiareatest team also paid tribute to the newly created 259-metre panoramic Europa walkway. The various observation platforms and benches ensure that guests can enjoy a unique 360-degree panoramic view of six countries. In the Safety category, the panoramic Europa walkway was found particularly impressive because it was also designed for walking-impaired guests and is free of any obstacles, making it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs without any problem. The innovation award for Safety also went to Hoher Kasten Drehrestaurant und Seilbahn AG because the company has taken above-average safety precautions not only with the cable care, but also at the summit. These measures ensure that visitors can enjoy carefree panoramic views with the “Rising Star of 2016”.

Hoher Kasten in brief

  • 1795 metres above sea level, high above lake Constance, the Rhine Valley and Appenzellerland
  • Cable car in 8 minutes from Brülisau (AI) to the panoramic mountain Hoher Kasten
  • The cable car goes every 30 minutes or, depending on demand, every 15 minutes
  • Unforgettable mountain experience in the revolving restaurant
  • Plus sun terrace, panorama restaurant and mountain lodge
  • The panoramic Europa walkway at the summit is walkable in winter and summer

 Alpstein at your feet

  • Diverse tours for every taste
  • More than 400km of mountain trails
  • More than 20 mountain guest houses for food, drink and overnight stays
  • Four beautiful lakes: Sämtisersee, Fählensee, Forstseeli (all within reach in 1-3 hours) and Seealpsee