Kronberg, CH

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 offers a wealth of experiences for young and old. Tobogganing is great winter fun for young and old. Go tobogganing or simply 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.

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

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

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.

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