992 Appenzeller Rundweg
992 Appenzeller Rundweg

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Appenzeller Rundweg

Appenzeller Rundweg

Appenzell–Appenzell

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Appenzeller Rundweg

Appenzeller Rundweg

The Appenzell region has retained it's original charm, which makes it a particularly appealing area to visit. Time-honoured customs, flourishing agriculture and hospitality also play their part, and the region holds a magnetic attraction for tourists. This route gives you an extensive insight.
The circular route starts at Appenzell railway station and passes the art museum Appenzell, which preserves the memory of the two Appenzell painters, Carl August Liner (1871-1946) and Carl Walter Liner (1914-1997). The modern building with the jagged silhouette immediately catches the eye. Shortly afterwards, you find yourself in rural surroundings on a comfortable path with magnificent views of verdant meadows, fields and forest.

Here and there along the route, you'll see farmhouses perched on hilltops. Cattle graze peacefully on lush green pastures. This route has little traffic and promises tranquility and relaxation. Colourful flowering meadows and plants line the path and the views of this rural region are enchanting. A little while later, you pass the grand Kurhaus Hof Weissbad.

The path continues through a shaded woodland, where a pretty, covered wooden bridge crosses the Sitter river. The route then turns back into open country and returns to Appenzell. A trip into the village with its famous main street and the painted facades is most definitely worthwhile, displaying the original buildings and regional way of life in their most beautiful facets.
The Appenzell region has retained it's original charm, which makes it a particularly appealing area to visit. Time-honoured customs, flourishing agriculture and hospitality also play their part, and the region holds a magnetic attraction for tourists. This route gives you an extensive insight.
The circular route starts at Appenzell railway station and passes the art museum Appenzell, which preserves the memory of the two Appenzell painters, Carl August Liner (1871-1946) and Carl Walter Liner (1914-1997). The modern building with the jagged silhouette immediately catches the eye. Shortly afterwards, you find yourself in rural surroundings on a comfortable path with magnificent views of verdant meadows, fields and forest.

Here and there along the route, you'll see farmhouses perched on hilltops. Cattle graze peacefully on lush green pastures. This route has little traffic and promises tranquility and relaxation. Colourful flowering meadows and plants line the path and the views of this rural region are enchanting. A little while later, you pass the grand Kurhaus Hof Weissbad.

The path continues through a shaded woodland, where a pretty, covered wooden bridge crosses the Sitter river. The route then turns back into open country and returns to Appenzell. A trip into the village with its famous main street and the painted facades is most definitely worthwhile, displaying the original buildings and regional way of life in their most beautiful facets.
8 km | 1 Stage
90 m | 90 m
1 h 50 min
medium (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Appenzell
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Appenzell station is a support railway station. It must be reached by public transport via the support station at St. Gallen – travelling via Gossau AG to Appenzell is not suitable for wheelchair users. To travel with the tains of the Appenzellerbahn, it is necessary to book ahead by phoning the SBB Call Center. The platforms at St. Gallen and Appenzell do not yet have disabled access. The railway staff are however happy to provide boarding and alighting assistance with a ramp.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Next to the Brauerei (brewery) and to the Landsgemeinde there are wheelchair-suitable parking spaces. There is a large car park at Appenzell rail station but however no parking spaces marked as wheelchair suitable.

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Eurokey WC at Appenzell station
Eurokey WC at Appenzell station
There is a Eurokey toilet at Appenzell railway station. The WC is located at the back of the building and can be reached via a 20m-long ramp with 12% downhill gradient. You need to pass through the bicycle cellar to reach the toilets. WC info: door width 78cm; movement area (DxB) 120x90cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips, left none, right moveable; access left; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm. Bicycle cellar opening hours: Mon - Fri 04.30 - 19.30, Sat - Sun 05.30 - 19.30 h.
km0 - km4.3
km0 - km4.3
The path from Appenzell station to Weissbad is surfaced. From km3.2 to km4.0, the route leads over an easily negotiable gravel path that is followed by 300m stretch of surfaced path. This stretch is mostly level with the exception of one long uphill and several short downhill stretches. At km2.2 you encounter a 100m uphill section with a 7% gradient and at km2.9 a 40m downhill section with an 8% gradient. At km3.1, the path meets a 30m downhill stretch with a 9% gradient followed by a 25m descent with a 10% gradient and then, at km3.2, a 10m downhill stretch with a 10% gradient.
Gate
At km3.5 is a gate that must be opened by an accompanying person (or, if possible, independently). The gate closes at the top with a rope that is at a height of 85cm. The gate opens and shuts very easily.
Hotel Hof Weissbad
Hotel Hof Weissbad
Stay on the road at km3.2 to reach Hotel Hof Weissbad after 50m. There is an accessible restaurant and a wheelchair-accessible toilet. The WC is located on the first floor and reached by lift (door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 130x95cm. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 130x130cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Hotel Hof Weissbad
Im Park 1
9057 Weissbad
Tel. +41 (0)71 798 80 80
www.hofweissbad.ch
km4.3 - km4.9
km4.3 - km4.9
This section leads mostly over a weathered forest floor. Here and there, large boulders and roots on the path must be navigated around. At km4.3 is a rainwater channel running diagonally across the path (width 8cm) and at km4.7, you come to the fork of two parallel-running paths. Take the right path, as it has a better quality natural surface.
Barbecue area and public WC
Barbecue area and public WC
Directly by the path at km4.4 there is a barbecue pit and next to it a wooden hut with an unsignposted public toilet. The toilet is comparatively large but not equipped with hand grips. There is an 80cm narrow section to overcome before you reach the barbecue pit and toilet. The toilet entrance has a 3.5cm step to negotiate. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 110x110cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, none; access right; mirror height 150cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Feuerstelle und öffentliches WC
Weissbadstrasse 108
9050 Appenzell
Bridge
There is a timber bridge at km4.9. In order to cross it, there is a 1m-long ramp ascent with a 10% gradient and a step (height 3cm) to negotiate. Before the bridge there is a 10m uphill stretch with a gradient of 6% and after the bridge a 10m downhill stretch with a gradient of 6%.
km4.9 - km5.2
km4.9 - km5.2
The 300m from the bridge to km5.2 lead over a natural surface. At km5.0 is a 10m uphill section with a 10% gradient followed by a 10m downhill section with 10% gradient. At km5.2 you meet a 15m uphill section with a 10% gradient.
km5.2 - km7.4
km5.2 - km7.4
From the level crossing (rail width: 6.5cm) at km5.3 to km6.3, the route leads over a level gravel path. The rest of this section is completely surfaced and level. At km6.7 is a 10m downhill stretch with a 12% gradient and at km6.9 a 40m uphill stretch with a 10% gradient.
Appenzell swimming pool
Appenzell swimming pool
A small bridge at km5.8 leads directly to the Appenzell outdoor swimming pool, which has an accessible bistro with a wheelchair-accessible changing room and toilet. Please ask for the key to the changing room at the desk. WC info: door width 75cm; movement area (DxB) 100x160cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Appenzeller Badi
Weissbadstrasse 71
9050 Appenzell
Tel. +41 (0)71 787 14 74
www.appenzellerbadi.ch
Eurokey WC Brauerei car park
Eurokey WC Brauerei car park
There is a Eurokey toilet at the north side of the Brauerei (brewery) car park. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 270x90cm; seat height 44cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access right; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Eurokey WC Brauereiparkplatz
Brauereiplatz
9050 Appenzell

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Appenzell
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Appenzell is a support railway station. The return journey with public transport must be made via St. Gallen support station – travelling via Gossau SG to Appenzell is not suitable for wheelchair users. To travel with trains of the Appenzellerbahn, it is necessary to book ahead by phoning the SBB Call Center. The platforms at St. Gallen and Appenzell do not yet have disabled access. The railway staff are however happy to provide boarding and alighting assistance with a ramp.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Café-Hotel Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Appenzell
Hotel Café Adler
Hotel Café Adler
Appenzell
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Places

Appenzell
Appenzell
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Places of interest

Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Main street Appenzell
Main street Appenzell
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization