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Gastronomy in the Bären

Jürgen Schmid stands with his good name for tasty gastronomy; be it in the Bärenstobe or in the Wiichöller. 

With his Mediterranean cuisine with an Alpine influence, Jürgen Schmid achieved 13 GaultMiliau points at “Aglio e Oglio”.

Supported by a team of twelve, they create sophisticated multi-course menus just for you. With Jürgen Schmid you have a excellent host in the house. The Bärenstobe is his gourmet kitchen, where he go all out to spoil you. Or you can choose the dishes à-la-carte according to your taste. A modern, alpine cuisine with traditional dishes from the Appenzellerland and the surrounding land of milk and honey. This also applies to our other gastronomy offers. Make your reservation right here.

Tavern - Gastronomy at the Hotel Bären in Gonten, Appenzell


The cheerful family celebration, the dignified business dinner, the intimate tête-à-tête – all this is possible in the restaurant Bärenstobe.

Taverne im Hotel Bären in Gonten, Appenzell


Rustic wood and natural stone are the hallmarks of the popular tavern. A place for our guests for coffee, tea and aperitif or simply as a lounge to linger.

Wine Cellar - Pleasure at the Hotel Bären in Gonten, Appenzell


Our wine cellar – enjoyment with Hans and Beatrice Rhyner. International wines, sparkling wines and champagnes are waiting to be tasted.

Smithy Bar

Smithy Bar

An open fireplace, a good wine in the glass and visionary ideas in your head – this is how you can relax, discuss, make and cultivate friendships.



The Hotel Bären with its garden restaurant and lounge is located at the foot of the Alpstein Mountains, in the heart of the lovely community of Gonten.

Appenzeller Lounge of the Bären Gonten

Appenzeller Lounge

In the winter months to the fondue & raclette in the Appenzeller Lounge!
Especially suitable for company parties and family celebrations.