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Gastronomy in the Bären

Jürgen Schmid and Carlo Bet stand with their good names for top gastronomy; be it in the Bärenstobe, the Taverne the wine cellar Wiichölle. The two have known and appreciated each other since their time together at the Säntispark in Abtwil and at the Römerhof in Arbon.

With his Mediterranean cuisine with Alpine influence Jürgen Schmid achieved 13 GaultMiliau points at the “Aglio e Olio”.
Supported by a team of twelve, they create sophisticated multi-course menus just for you. 

With Jürgen Schmid and Carlo Bet you have excellent hosts in the house.

The Bärenstobe is their gourmet kitchen, where they 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.

Bärenstobe - gourmet cuisine at Hotel Bären in Gonten, Appenzell


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

Tavern - Gastronomy at the Hotel Bären in Gonten, Appenzell


Rustic wood and natural stone are the characteristics of the popular Taverne. Genuine cuisine at the crackling fireplace, regionality is the trump card.

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

Wine Cellar

Of course we have a cosy “bear cave”, too – our wine cellar! International wines, sparkling wines and champagne 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.