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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg
E 9°24.862 N 47°17.004
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can't take any reservations from 9 am to 4 pm.