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Travel Snapshot: Scenic Lunch in the Swiss Prealps

May 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM | by | ()

In the Prealps that surround the Swiss town of Appenzell is an even smaller summit village called Ebenalp. Sitting at just over a mile above sea level, it is more of a wilderness area than any sort of established village, accessible either via foot or cable car from the Wasserauen train station.

Amongst the hiking trails and rolling hills is a mountain restaurant slash hostel called Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, a popular place with both tourists and locals looking for food and drink at altitude. As you can see in the photo, the setting is absolutely gorgeous, and it's almost impossible to pass through without having a drink on the patio that overlooks the ridge.

What did we have to eat and drink? Stayed tuned to learn about all the traditional Swiss fare in the next editions of Street Food Friday and Monday, Five Thirty.

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