From Brülisau via Brüeltobel | Mountain hiking | Hundsteinhütte SAC | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

From Brülisau via Brüeltobel (Normal route) Hundsteinhütte SAC 1554 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    2:30–3 h, 740 m
  • Descent
    120 m

The normal approach to the Hundsteinhütte leads through the steep and shady Brüeltobel before the landscape opens up after the Plattenbödeli. After a short descent along the Sämtisersee, there are two options: a comfortable one via the road to the Bolenwees and a steeper one through the Stifeltobel. The final meters to the hut, which is delightfully situated above the Fälensee, are again together.

Route description

Brülisau - Plattenbödeli- Bolenwees - Hundsteinhütte

From Brülisau (921 m), a flat road leads south to the entrance to the Brüeltobels (Pfannenstiel parking, barrier). A gravel road climbs steeply through the Brüeltobel to the guesthouse at Plattenbödeli (1279 m) before descending to the Sämtisersee (1207 m). From the Töbelihütte, continue through the Rhodenwald and past Furgglenalp to reach the Bollenwees Berggasthaus (1470 m). From here, the marked mountain path leads to the Hundstein (mountain), but first the hut at P. 1553.

Sämtisersee - Stifel - Hundsteinhütte

From the Töbelihütte, you can also continue along the valley floor, before climbing a steep forested ridge (160 m elevation) to just before the Bollenwees Berggasthaus, where (P.1479) you can turn right and join the normal path.

Additional information

Departure point

Brülisau, Kastenbahn (921 m)

Mit PW kann bis zum Parkplatz Pfannenstiel gefahren werden, gebührenpflichtiger Parkplatz. Zeitersparnis gegenüber Brülisau Kastenbahn von rund 20 Min..

In den Randzeiten Bus-Reservation nötig: www.postauto.ch/de/fahrinfo/publicar/appenzell-ai

Time

If starting from Pfannenstiel (parking fees apply) about 20 minutes shorter.

Waypoints

Pfannenstiel (940 m)

Alternativer Startpunkt, Parkplatz gebührenpflichtig

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