Hoher Kasten

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Hoher Kasten
Hoher Kasten Stauberen.JPG
View from the west
Highest point
Elevation 1,791 m (5,876 ft)
Prominence 251 m (823 ft) [1]
Parent peak Säntis
Coordinates 47°17′0.8″N 9°29′7.4″E / 47.283556°N 9.485389°E / 47.283556; 9.485389Coordinates: 47°17′0.8″N 9°29′7.4″E / 47.283556°N 9.485389°E / 47.283556; 9.485389
Hoher Kasten is located in Switzerland
Hoher Kasten
Hoher Kasten
Location in Switzerland
Location Appenzell Innerrhoden/St. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent range Appenzell Alps
Easiest route Aerial tramway

The Hoher Kasten is a mountain in the Appenzell Alps, overlooking the Rhine in Eastern Switzerland. 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 neighouring summit Kamor were already described in the early 19th century.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is the Wenneli at 1,540 metres.
  2. ^ Johann Rudolf Steinmüller: Beschreibung der schweizerischen Alpen- und Landwirthschaft, Steinersche Buchhandlung, 1802.

External links[edit]

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