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Alpstein-Kammtour | Brülisau – Saxer First – Zwinglipasshütte

Mountain tour · Appenzell Alps
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  • Der Bodensee im Aufstieg zum Hohen Kasten.
    / Der Bodensee im Aufstieg zum Hohen Kasten.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Türkenbundlilie.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Die Chrüzberge vom Saxer First aus.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Altmann vom Saxer First aus.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Zwiglipasshütte der SAC Sektion Toggenburg vor der Südostansicht des Altmanns.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / 3 Tage im Schweizer Alpstein (4K)
    Video: Andreas Radin
  • / Parkplatz an der Kastenbahn in Brülisau.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Panorama des Alpsteins vom Hohen Kasten aus.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
  • / Feuerlilie vor der berühmten Verwerfung Saxer Lücke.
    Photo: Andi Radin, AV-alpenvereinaktiv.com
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Zwinglipasshütte
difficult
Distance 17.2 km
8:00 h
1,800 m
730 m
2,150 m
921 m

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Author
Andi Radin 
Update: April 26, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
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Highest point
Saxer First, 2,150 m
Lowest point
Brühlisau, 921 m
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Cardinal direction
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Start

Brülisau, Parkplatz/Haltestelle Kastenbahn (924 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'752'595E 1'240'439N
DD
47.297178, 9.456366
DMS
47°17'49.8"N 9°27'22.9"E
UTM
32T 534502 5238290
w3w 
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Destination

Zwinglipasshütte SAC

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Public transport

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Getting there

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'752'595E 1'240'439N
DD
47.297178, 9.456366
DMS
47°17'49.8"N 9°27'22.9"E
UTM
32T 534502 5238290
w3w 
///suitably.funnels.bowls
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Wandern": Touristenbroschüre von appenzell.ch

https://www.appenzell.ch/fileadmin/template_appenzell/user_upload/06_Dokumente/Broschueren_Flyer/Wandern_2017.pdf

Author’s map recommendations

"Appenzell – 1:50'000": Offizielle Karte der Schweizer Wanderwege des Schweizer Alpen-Club SAC.

https://www.sac-cas.ch/de/shop/karten/wanderkarten/detail/?ai%5Baction%5D=detail&ai%5Bcontroller%5D=catalog&ai%5Bd_name%5D=Appenzell%20-%201%3A50%27000&ai%5Bd_pos%5D=12&ai%5Bd_prodid%5D=7677

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,800 m
Descent
730 m
Highest point
2,150 m
Lowest point
921 m
Public-transport-friendly Linear route Multi-stage route Scenic Geological highlights Flora and fauna Insider tip Summit route Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Ridge traverse

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