Kronberg, CH

The Kronberg is a mountain of the Appenzell Alps, located west of Appenzell in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.

The Kronberg is a mountain of the Appenzell Alps, located west of Appenzell in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. Its 1,663 metre high summit can be accessed by cable car.

The cable car runs from the Jakobsbad station to the vantage point with its mountain guesthouse. Nowadays, the barefoot path, rope park and Alpine Coaster summer toboggan run by the valley station are just as famous as the view at the top, from the Hoher Kasten over the Säntis to the Lütispitz and across to the foothills of the Churfirsten range.


Kronberg: Longest toboggan run in eastern Switzerland

Kronberg offers a wealth of experiences for young and old: Enjoy the landscape from the comfort of a mountain hut. Down in the valley visitors will find a rope park, bob run and large playground, while up on top on the gentle back of the Kronberg there are fantastic views to enjoy. Paragliders set off from here in all directions. And it’s also a great place for hiking for visitors of all ages.


With a length of around 7 kilometers, the toboggan run from the summit back to the valley station is not only the longest in eastern Switzerland. It is also one of the most varied and panoramic. You can easily reach the starting point at the summit cross by cable car. The toboggan run is freshly prepared for you every day. The route leads over the Scheidegg, Chlepfhütten, Roos and back to the valley station Jakobsbad. It has some very challenging sections, which is why we do not recommend the sledding trail for small children. The difference in altitude is 772 meters.

Jakobsbad – Lauftegg – Jakobsbad

The circular route for everyone with good physical condition. You walk comfortably from Jakobsbad to Schachen and on another path back to Jakobsbad. Enjoy the view over the snow-covered Appenzellerland on the way. This moderately difficult tour starts directly at the valley station of the cable car Jakobsbad – Kronberg. A generous loop through untouched countryside leads via Lauftegg back to the starting point. On the route you have the opportunity to enjoy numerous beautiful views of the high valley of Gonten and the surrounding mountains and hills. This tour is also suitable for less experienced snowshoe hikers. At the end of the tour, as a reward, enjoy a mountain ride to the top of the Kronberg.

Getting There

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The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

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