Wir haben tolle Produkte der Marke Aescher in unserem Onlineshop.


Das perfekte Geschenk für deine Liebsten.


Übernachten Sie im Aescher 🙂 ob zu zweit oder mit der ganzen Bande..


Pub-Quiz, Yoga, 1. August Brunch, "Felse-Stobede" und mehr in Planung. Unsere Veranstaltungen sind es wert, dabei zu sein.


Die Saison hat gestartet, wir freuen uns auf neue Abenteuer!


Back to the origin,
and hence into the future.

Our cuisine is local and honest. We go back to the roots, our local specialties and traditions and create culinary inventions from it. We like to work closely with local producers and want to do our part in obtaining the cultural heritage of the alps. Strongly connected to our heritage are ingredients, which have the reputation of being poor people’s food and have fallen into oblivion. Some of these ingredients have celebrated a comeback, for example the Ribelmais (special type of ground maize) from the Rhine Valley with which we prepare our Bramata.

Experiencing culinary history.

The Aescher and the Wildkirchli with their caves are true treasure troves of fascinating history which we would like to share with you. With the Aescher Specials we have created food and drinks which turn this magical historical place into culinary delights.


Our menu


Where hermits,
cavepeople and bears
once lived.

Our guesthouse upon the mountain has seen many a proud face after a steep ascent. The guesthouse in its present form has existed since 1860 and is one of the oldest mountain guesthouses in Switzerland.

In 1658, Priest Ulmann was the first hermit to live in the hermitage in the Wildkirchli.

Ever since, the place holds a fascination which has lasted through generations. Storys are told about small wild people which apparently used to live in in the Wildkirchcaves and helped the alpine dairy men. The Aescher has been a source of inspiration for poets and artists for centuries. Findings of stone tools and bones from cave bears show that the caves have been used as an ancient living space.   


Spectacular all around food & drink

Full of enthusiasm, we as a young company took on the "Aescher" challenge at the beginning of 2019. In spring 2020, our small building project was realised and we were able to open our Aescher shop and brand new toilets. For the season 2023 we plan small events, such as individual concerts, 1st August brunch, etc.

Information & tickets for the events




Aescher guestrooms

About us

We are Pfefferbeere,
the people of the Aescher.

As the event agency Pfefferbeere AG we create unique culinary experiences. We combine history, design and culinary art with a pinch of interaction and love to play with people’s expectations and preconceptions. Apart from events we also run the Wilde Möhre in the temporary district Lattich in St.Gallen.


Gifting culinary delights.

Experiences are the most valuable present in our fast moving society. Surprise your loved ones with a trip to the Alpstein, where they can enjoy a well-deserved break with a panoramic view and delicious food at our guesthouse Aescher.

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Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg
CH-9057 Weissbad

1454 m.a.s.l.
E 9°24.862  N 47°17.004

+41 71 799 11 42


Opening hours

May - October:
Monday to Sunday
from 7.30 am
Warm dishes served from 11 am to 8.30 pm

Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm
Warm dishes served from 11 am to 7.30 pm

Getting here

Take the Ebenalpbahn from Wasserauen to the mountain station and then it’s a 15 minute walk to the Aescher through the Wildkirch caves. Alternatively it’s a 2h 30min hike from Wasserauen via Seealpsee to the Aescher.

E 9°24.862  N 47°17.004


Reservations are possible for groups of 10 people. We can offer to reserve you a table in our cosy Stöbli. Between 7.30 and 9 am a breakfast reservation outside on the terrace is also possible. Please contact us: info@aescher.ch 

We can't take any reservations from 9 am to 4 pm.



Local, good quality and close relations are important to us. Thanks to all our partners for delivering excellent quality products.


    Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG


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