24 attractions you should visit in Appenzell Innerrhoden - With photos & details

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Top 24 attractions to explore in Appenzell Innerrhoden

The canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden is the smallest canton of Switzerland by population and the second smallest by area. The Säntis peak in the Appenzell Alps is one of the main attractions of the canton.

Alp SigelAlp Sigel, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Alp Sigel im Alpstein lies at an altitude of 1579  m above sea level. M. on a ridge between Wasserauen and the Sämtisersee. From the ridge of the Alp, there is a magnificent view of Lake Constance and the Alpine Rhine. Nice place to hangout and a cable car is available here to see the pam=norama of this place. Trekking, rock climbing, and some more adventure activities are possible here.

Altenalp TürmAltenalp Türm, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Altenalp Türm is a peak of the Alpstein massif, located in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, on the ridge between Ebenalp and the Säntis. It is the northernmost peak rising above 2,000 metres in Switzerland. Here is the northernmost point in Switzerland, which is over 2000  m above sea level. M. lies. A nice trekking destination and also a beautiful place to spend some leisure time.

AltmannAltmann, 9658 Rüte, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Altmann is at 2435  m above sea level. M.  the second highest mountain in the Alpstein and the Appenzell Alps as a whole on the border of the cantons of Appenzell Innerrhode and St. Gallen in Switzerland. It is made of limestone. It is one of the dangerous trekking destinations and also it gives a unique experience for your trip.

ÄscherÄscher, 9057 Schwende, Switzerland
Luxury Stays
Caves

The Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is an inn in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden , Schwende district . It was built in one of the Wildkirchli caves below the Ebenalp along the path to Äscher . The mountain inn has existed since 1846, making it one of the oldest mountain inns in Switzerland.  The current building was built in 1860 in place of a rock accommodation for eremitical living monks. It is a listed building. It belongs to the Wildkirchlistiftung.

EbenalpEbenalp, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Cable Car Stations

The Ebenalp is the northernmost summit of the Appenzell Alps. The mountain is a popular hiking destination and has been accessible by cable car from Wasserauen since 1955. From the high plateau of the cable car station, visitors have a panoramic view of the rolling hills of Appenzell. Impressive trails start at the station and lead to a network of mountain huts. These hiking routes lead to popular sites such as Säntis and Seealpsee. The nearby Wildkirchli hut can be reached by hiking through a c

FälenseeFälensee, 9058 Rüte, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Fählensee is the third largest mountain lake in the canton of Appenzell. The Fälensee in winter, covered by ice and snow. The sun hardly likes this time of year. Rest area with a view. and also suitable for a swim.

FänerenspitzFänerenspitz, 9058 Rüte, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Fänerenspitz is the northernmost Swiss pre-Alpine summit, rising over 1500 meters. It is located in the municipality of Rüte between Eggerstand and Brülisau in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. The Fänerenspitz is referred to locally as d'Fänere.  The Fänerenspitz can be easily reached on foot and is ideal for snowshoe tours and even for a ski tour in high winter when the snow conditions in the mountains are too dangerous.

Hoher KastenDorf 22, 9058 Brülisau (AI), Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Cable Car Stations

The Hoher Kasten is a mountain located in the Appenzell Alps with a 360 degrees unlimited panoramic view over six countries. 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 neighboring summit Kamor were already described in the early 19th century.

HundsteinHundstein, 9057 Rüte, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Hundstein is a 2157 m above sea level. M. high mountain peaks in Alpsteinmassiv in the Appenzell Alps . It is located in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden . It is best known among climbers for its south face.

KamorKamor, 9464 Rüte, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Cable Car Stations

The Kamor is a mountain between the St. Gallen Rhine Valley and Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Winter is the best time to visit this place and  also The Kamor is a mountain for biking and hiking. There is also a cable car which gives a panoramic view of this palce.

Kunsthalle ZiegelhütteZiegeleistrasse 14, 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland
Museums
Art Galleries

The Ziegelhütte Art gallery is dedicated to the work of Carl Liner Senior and Junior. It preserves their creative legacy and encourages reflection on the art of the 20th century and the present, as well as classical and contemporary music. The magnificent 16th century brick kiln is big enough for a person to walk around in it, and the special atmosphere of the building makes it a wonderful location for events of all kinds.

MarweesMarwees, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Marwees is a mountain in the Alpstein massif of the Appenzell Alps, located south of Schwende in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. It lies on the range east of the Altmann, between the valleys of the Seealpsee and the Sämtisersee. The views from here is truly impressing and it is a nice ttrekking destination and you can spend some nice time withyour family here.

Museum AppenzellHauptgasse 4, 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland
Museums

Cultural and historical museum of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.  The museum mainly focuses on Appenzell hand embroidery, traditional costumes, local beliefs, customs, folk art, and furniture painting. Activities for children, videos on a variety of subjects. It is one of the worth visit places and it attracts a lot of people.

ÖhrliÖhrli, 9057 Schwende, Switzerland
Mountain Peaks

The Öhrli or the Öhrlikopf is 2193 m above sea level. M. high mountain in the Alpstein massif in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden . From the hiking trail between Schäfler and Säntis , an unmarked path with climbing passages leads to the top of this rock. Trekking and rock climbing is possible here.

Parish Church of St. Mauritius, AppenzellHauptgasse 2, 9050 Appenzell, Switzerland
Churches

Catholic Church of St. Mauritius in Appenzell, Switzerland. St Mauritius, known as the patron saint of the army, the infantry,weaponsmiths and weavers, is also the patron saint of the Appenzell Innerrhoden Canton. The Church originates from 1069. Over its history 4 churches have been built on the site, each church larger than the preceding one. The current church is a blend of a Gothic church constructed between 1488-1513, and more recent construction in the 19th century.

RotsteinpassRotsteinpass, 9057 Wildhaus, Switzerland
Mountain Passes

Rotsteinpass is an alpine pass on the border between the Swiss cantons Appenzell Innerrhoden and St. Gallen in the Appenzell Alps . Between the two highest peaks of the Alpstein region , Säntis and Altmann , lies the pass crossing, which is easily accessible through mountain hiking trails.  It is one of the top attractions in this area and also the views from here are truly impressing.

SämtiserseeSämtisersee, 9058 Rüte, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Mountain Peaks

The Sämtisersee is like the Fälensee and Seealpsee a lake in the canton of Appenzell Inner Rhodes in Alpsteinmassiv at the foot of the High box in Switzerland . It lies at an altitude of about 1209  m above sea level. M. It is one of the beautiful picnic location and also hikeing is possible here. It gives you some nice time to enjoy and also a good place to remember.

Saxer LückeSaxer Lücke, 9058 Rüte, Switzerland
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

The Saxer gap is a 1649  m above sea level. M. high pass crossing in Alpstein, in Switzerland between the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden. It forms a north-south connection between the municipality of Sennwald, located in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley, and the Alpstein. The top of the pass is on the ridge between Hüser in the northeast and Chrüzberg in the southwest. The area around the Saxer Lücke is a popular hiking area. It is quite interesting and also adventurous. A lot of peo

SchäflerSchäfler, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
Man-made Structures- Other
Mountain Peaks

The Schäfler is a peak in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden with a height of 1925  m. It is a popular excursion destination in the Alpstein region and is located high above the Seealpsee in the northern Alpstein chain. The Berggasthaus Schäfler offers wonderful views and delicious food. It can be reached from the Ebenalp via a simple and well-developed mountain hiking trail.

SeealpseeSeealpsee, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Seealpsee is a lake in the Alpstein range of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. At an elevation of 1,143.2 m, the surface area is 13.6 hectares. The lake can be reached by foot from Wasserauen or from Ebenalp. A network of routes around Ebenalp connects Seealpsee with other notable sights in the Appenzell Alps, such as the Wildkirchli and Säntis.

Map of attractions in Appenzell Innerrhoden