Nowhere else in Switzerland is the change from the hilly landscape of Central Switzerland to the craggy Alps so abrupt or impressive as in the Alpstein area. Mighty rock formations up to more than 2,500 metres high tower up as if from nowhere.


The challenging mountain hike from Wasserauen up to the Ebenalp offers spectacular views of this fascinating hiking area. After an initial climb, you reach picturesque Lake Seealpsee with the majestic Säntis in the background. The undisputed highlight of this hike, however, is the Äscher mountain restaurant, which is perched precariously on the base of a 100-metre-high vertical ledge.

Wasserauen – Seealpsee – Äscher – Ebenalp

快三网 The hike begins at Wasserauen railway station and leads first up quite a steep path to Lake Seealpsee. The hike around the lake gives you plenty of time to admire the beautiful scenery. The ascent from Lake Seealpsee to Äscher really puts you through your paces. The mountain path ascends steeply along the slope. Finally, after the Äscher mountain restaurant, a rocky path leads on up to the Ebenalp, where you are treated to fantastic views. The cable car takes you back down into the valley to Wasserauen in just a few minutes.

快三网An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Wasserauen Ebenalp
Target Point
Ebenalp cable car upper station
Elevation level - Direction
Alps, One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1587 m
859 m
140 m
7 km
3 h 11 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
June - October
With panoramic views, On a mountain peak
Nature, Active
Suitable for children with age
10 - 13 years, 14+ Years


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Berggasthaus Äscher
9057 Weissbad

Phone  +41 (0)71 793 92 23

Quick Facts

Route number


7 km


3 h 11 min


859 m

Travel information: Ebenalp and Wildkirchli

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