Berggasthaus Alter Säntis on highest peak of Alpstein & Appenzell Alps. Switzerland, Europe.
Berggasthaus Alter Säntis is perched dramatically atop Säntis (2502 m / 8218 feet), the highest peak of the Alpstein range and the Appenzell Alps, located in northeast Switzerland, Europe. On right is Altmann peak (2435m), second highest of the Appenzell Alps. Shared by three cantons, Säntis can be reached easily via aerial tramway (Luftseilbahn) from Schwägalp, or with effort via wonderful trails, to see vast mountain views across six countries: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. We highly recommend staying overnight on top of Säntis as we did at Berggasthaus Alter Säntis, a fifth-generation family-run mountain inn since 1850, offering modern private double and dormitory lodging with good food and magnificent views. From where we joined it at Rotsteinpass, the spectacular, rocky Lisengrat trail to Säntis is rigged with safety cables in case of icy or wet conditions (and can be scary for those with fear of heights). In rainy weather the next day, we took the easy tram down to Schwägalp instead of hiking to Ebenalp. The Appenzell Alps rise between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. This image was stitched from multiple overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download