Rhine Valley, Saxer Lücke pass. Alpstein range, Appenzell Alps, Switzerland, Europe.
Hauser spire (1951 m, at center) rises above Saxer Lücke pass (1649m) in the Alpstein range, Appenzell Alps, Switzerland, Europe. On left is the Rhine River valley bordering Eastern Switzerland, beyond which is Austria and Lichtenstein. Saxer Lücke is the most prominent geological fault in the Alpstein, forming a fissure or gap in the ridgeline (Lücke=gap). A spectacular ridge walk covered in wildflower gardens starts at Hoher Kasten, reached via cable car from Brülisau, just 10 minutes bus ride from Appenzell village. For a wonderful day hike, take the lift; or staying overnight at Berggasthaus Staubern or beautiful Bollenwees allows time to ascend Hoher Kasten summit (1794 m) on foot. This image was stitched from multiple overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download