Our lodge is your home base. Come sun or rain – you decide on how you’d like to spend your day.

Hit the hiking trail before the first rays come over the horizon, or sleep in and enjoy brunch?
Take on on a ski tour in the winter snow, or relax in the warming sauna in the wellness area?

demonstration dairy farm

Appenzeller cheese isn’t only one of the most popular cheeses in Switzerland, but all over the world. At the demonstration dairy farm, you can find out (almost) everything about its production; however, the secret ingredient used in the herbal infusion remains top secret!

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Three different museums offer public tours. Choose your favourite!

List of Museums

cable cars

The various cable car lines will get you to your destination faster, allowing you to take in the breathtaking nature.

All cable cars and offers


The Appenzell region is a tobogganing paradise for the whole family. Enjoy the whole day in nature and set the pace to suit you!

village tour

Even if you out yourself as a non-Appenzeller with your language, you can still score points with your local knowledge.

On a public tour through Appenzell, find out all there is to know about Switzerland’s smallest canton capital.

View details here.


You’re never too old to have fun on a scooter. Experience a rapid descent to Brülisau and other enjoyable routes.

View all details here.

whisky tasting

The Appenzell country has always been known for its high-percentage alcohol – but the exquisite Säntis single malt whisky is still considered something special.

Uncover the myths surrounding the Säntis Malt and learn all about its production. Needless to say, tasting is a MUST.

For more details and how to sign up, click here.

bobsled run & adventure park

The Kronberg is home to a adventure park and a 1,450-metre bobsled run.

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Whether a revitalising facial massage or a new hairstyle – we have the beauty specialist for every need.

We also offer a special selection of treatments for beard-wearers.

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The golf course at Gonten offers a well-maintained 18-hole round for practiced golfers, while those interested in trying their hand at the sport will get their money’s worth on the driving range or with a beginner package.

All details here.

Special offer: you get a 30% discount on your green fee as a guest of Weissbad Lodge.

Alpenbitter Tour

Get to know Appenzell’s most famous resident a little better. On a guided tour through the headquarters of Appenzeller Alpenbitter, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the high-percentage herbal liqueur.

The tour is free and open to the public. For more details, click here.

sightseeing goba mineral springs

Visit Gontenbad and see the mineral springs and the headquarters of Goba AG, the local mineral water producer. There, you can see how their premium fine juices and soft drinks are made and bottled.

For more details and ways to sign up to a tour, click here.


Appenzell country (Appenzellerland) and, in particular, the Alpstein region in which the lodge is situated, are ideal for exploring from a bird’s eye view.

Whether you’re a beginner or professional, we’ll get you in the air. We also offer space for you to store your equipment at the lodge.

If you need more information or want to book a course, we recommend the Flight School Appenzell.


Want to do something good for your muscles after a hike or bike ride? Book one of our massages – we’ll get ready for the next challenge in no time.

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Brewery Tour

Over a 40-minute tour, you’ll learn all about how beer is brewed -and perhaps even one or two secrets about the quality Appenzell beers made at the Locher brewery.

For more details and how to sign up, click here.

Breakfast buffet

Whether the mountain air has you sleeping longer than planned or the weather has put a brake on your plans – take the chance to enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in one of our restaurants. After all, you’ve got to treat yourself sometimes!

Mountain Bikes

Are you looking for the rush of speed on a downhill trail, or prefer a leisurely pedal through nature? No problem – here, you’ll find both, right on your doorstep.

As well as providing e-bikes for you, the Weissbad Lodge offers an area for your store your bike safely and perform maintenance and minor repairs.

A mountain bike map and suggested routes can be found here.

Spa & wellness

Whether you want to sweat in the sauna or take a refreshing dip in the leisure pool at Hotel Hof Weissbad, we offer everything your inner spa connoisseur desires.

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sporty & gym

Want to get your workout in before breakfast, or simply enjoy the generously-sized outdoor pool? Choose how you want to train and find your perfect balance.

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The Alpstein offers the ideal terrain for all kinds of climbers. Prove your mettle in unique surroundings!

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A paradise for hikers of all stripes. No matter whether you want to tackle demanding trails or simply enjoy the uniquely beautiful panorama, the Weissbad Lodge will set you on on the right path in no time.

Design your individually tailored hiking route by clicking on the following link.


Though the mountain restaurants are the best place to go for the finest dishes and one-of-a-kind views, the village of Appenzell also offers a culinary selection to satisfy any demand.

Click here for a list of restaurants in Appenzell and here to find out more about the three restaurants in Hotel Hof Weissbad.

winter hiking

Many paths appear snow-covered in different lights and from different perspectives.

Enjoy a hike on the groomed trails and explore the Appenzell winter wonderland.

ice skating

Here in Appenzell, you can lace up your ice skates and take to a natural ice rink as your stage. The rinks are illuminated with night lighting until 9.30 pm.

Find all details and offers here.

cross-country skiing

Perfectly groomed trails await you during the winter months. No matter whether you make the rounds in classic style or zip along at speed, you’ll find two different cross-country skiing centres in the region to cater to all needs.

Centre Gais
Centre Gonten

snowshoe hiking

If you’ve never given snowshoe hiking a go, now is the time – it’s fun for the whole family or for groups.


On the Ebenalp, you can use your carving skis or snowboard to leave your tracks in the snow and enjoy the view from the top during the lift ride afterwards.

Find out about the snow conditions and slopes here.