We’ve just returned from Europe and one of the more memorable experiences was a trip to Ebenalp in the northernmost summit of the Appenzell Swiss Alps.
I suggest a gondola up the steep, rugged rocks and follow a short hiking trail (make sure you greet others with a friendly “Grüezi!”) to reach the Aescher cliff restaurant – they say 4770 feet above sea level- for a local meal and beer. (This recent Bon Appetit article agrees.)
Fancy paragliding? Then join the number of other paragliders dotting the mountainsides. Or rather, do as we did, and enjoy the show of colorful sails flying through the green landscape to the rhythmic sound of distant cowbells. Heavenly.