The Seealpsee and the Ebenalp with the Aescher Bergrestaurant are two of the most beautiful and popular places in the Appenzell region, which you can combine easily. The hike from Ebenalp to Seealpsee is one of the most well-known hiking routes in the area, leading through a breathtaking landscape of picturesque mountain meadows, spectacular rock formations, along the Aescher Bergrestaurant to the crystal-clear Seealpsee.
Starting point for the hike is usually the valley station of the Ebenalp cable car in Wasserauen. There is a parking lot and a train station there. From there, you can either take the cable car or hike up to Ebenalp.
Once you reach the top, the path to Wildkirchli Cave begins. The cave is a well-known attraction in the region and offers a fascinating insight into the geological history of the Swiss Alps. After passing through the cave, the path leads past a small chapel before reaching the next highlight, the Aescher Bergrestaurant. This mountain house is nestled directly against the mountain and is often seen in photographs.
After a refreshment at the restaurant, you can make your way to Seealpsee. The hike is relatively easy but not without danger, and it is recommended to secure smaller children with a rope. Stay on the path, wear appropriate shoes in good weather, and there will be nothing standing in the way of your hike.
The Seealpsee is a clear and cold mountain lake. It is a beautiful backdrop and a great place to take a break and enjoy the view. Behind the lake rises the Säntis, the largest and most famous mountain in the region. If it is calm, the Seealpsee acts as a huge mirror, making the scene even more beautiful.
If you feel like it, you can take a stroll around the lake. The cheese dairy at the other end of the lake has great cheese. Afterward, you can hike back to Wasserauen on an easy path. This path is also an option if you only want to visit Seealpsee.
Overall, the hike to Ebenalp and Seealpsee is an unforgettable experience that reflects the beauty and diversity of the Swiss Alps. It is a must-see for all nature lovers and hikers visiting Switzerland.
For the hikers among you, there are of course many other hiking options in the region, such as the hike from Wasserauen, past Seealpsee, and then on to the summit of Säntis.