Best Places to Visit in Switzerland: Hoher Kasten

Best Places to Visit in Switzerland: Hoher Kasten

This is Hoher Kasten. A place that no words or pictures do the justice to describe its magical beauty. Absolutely one of the most incredible and dramatic places my eyes have ever seen in one of my all time favorite countries, Switzerland. Since the moment I saw a picture of it online, I knew we had to visit this place during our summer road trip in Switzerland that begun in Zurich.

Though it’s a one and a half hour drive away from Zurich, visiting this majestic place called Hoher Kasten is a most. The drive is easy , the real struggle is trying not to stop along the way,  since the drive is very scenic and beautiful.

To be fair though, everywhere you drive in Switzerland is beautiful and nothing I say or none of the pictures do this country justice; its just a place you have to go and visit to experience it for yourself. And the best things is, that visiting all of these places is extremely easy ! When I saw pictures of the places we visited such as Lauterbrunnen, Aescher Wildkirkli etc I thought they would be extremely secluded and extremely difficult to get to, including Hoher Kasten, but fortunately, everything in Switzerland has been thought off and made accessible without jeopardizing its natural beauty or secluded feel. Most of these places are accessible by cable car. All you have to do is drive to the correct town, take the cable car, take a short hike or spend a couple of days hiking around most areas. Some even have a live cam on their official website for you to check the weather before you do the drive there! How amazing is that?!  Here is the website

In the case of Hoher Kasten, you have to drive to Brülisau where you can take the cable car up for a cost of 42 Swiss Franks round trip per person or do the hike up instead. In this small town there are a few restaurant options that offer beautiful views. Here we found this little spot and couldn’t stop admiring all the shades of green in this landscape. Little did we know what awaited for us above.

The mountain of Hoher Kasten offers 360 degree sweeping views above Switzerland with Appenzellerland right below in the Appenzell Alps overlooking the Rhine in Eastern Switzerland and Lake Constance. A scenery so unique and dramatic like nothing we’d seen before. After you are done admiring the view you can enjoy a snack or a meal in the revolving restaurant with the same sweeping views. 

Visiting this place is truly a must. It couldn’t be easier or more accesible or more beautiful, so dont hesitate to do so you will not regret it!



  1. October 24, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    The pictures are just stunning!! I’ve only been to Zurich, but I want to go back and visit the rest of the country, possibly in the summer so we can do some hiking. Awesome posts, I would have thought you took the photos from the helicopter.

    • Claudia
      October 24, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you Caitlin! Zurich is also very beautiful but there is nothing like exploring the countryside. You should definitely visit in the summer! If you can, you should stay for at least 10 days.

  2. October 24, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Hoher Kasten looks amazing. We were in Switzerland years ago in summer exploring Lucerne and the surrounding areas and always talk about going back. Will have to add this to our itinerary!

    • Claudia
      October 25, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you Priya! Hoher Kasten is really a dream and you guys should definitely return when you can ! I feel like there is never enough time to discover everything that Switzerland has to offer.

  3. October 29, 2016 / 5:18 am

    You are right, Switzerland is beautiful in every corner. I love to visit this country every year and I am looking forward to my next trip in summer (though I have been in Appenzellerland I have not visited Hoher Kasten yet).

    • Claudia
      October 30, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank you Arzo, you visit this country every year?! How jealous am I! I was only there once and keep dreaming about returning some day.. If you do visit this summer make sure to check out Hoher Kasten 🙂

  4. October 30, 2016 / 4:27 am

    Your photos bring the country to life for me! They are very beautiful and I can almost breathe that clean mountain air, enjoyed reading your post.

    • Claudia
      October 30, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Thank you Marie!

  5. October 31, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    WOW- Switzerland is absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to go and check out all these places myself! How did you snap that first photo? It looks like you took it from a drone/plane!

    • Claudia
      October 31, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you Ivy, great eye dear! My husband took it using his DJI Global drone 🙂

  6. November 16, 2016 / 4:18 am

    Whoever edits and pusblihes these articles really knows what they’re doing.

    • Claudia
      February 27, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much!

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