Hoher Kasten

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Hoher Kasten
View from the west
Highest point
Elevation1,791 m (5,876 ft)
Prominence251 m (823 ft) [1]
Parent peakSäntis
Isolation3.5 km (2.2 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates47°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
LocationAppenzell Innerrhoden/St. Gallen, Switzerland
Parent rangeAppenzell Alps
Easiest routeAerial 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]

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  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.

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