Wine Cellar

wine bottles

guests in the tavern & the smithy bar

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. We will be happy to arrange your aperitif (up to 30 people) in the Smithy Bar and Tavern close to the atmospheric vault. You can also purchase your favourite wine from us.

Hans und Bea Rhyner

Cellar master for the Hotel Bären

For Hans Rhyner, good food and a fine glass of wine are pure pleasure. On many trips all over the world, he has visited a wide variety of wineries, from large companies to very small ones, and has found that smaller estates, with their handiwork and heart and soul, particularly fascinate him. In this way, he has built up a wealth of experience, which he has shared and passed on over the past 20 years. This has benefited not only the numerous restaurants, but above all his guests.

Inspiring connoisseurs and gourmets alike
Beatrice Rhyner keeps the threads together in the background, manages the administration and writes the cards. Hans Rhyner maintains close contacts with the winegrowers and is always on the lookout for new fine wines, because new discoveries are his focus.
To inspire others for his passion, to broaden horizons or simply to let them enjoy – all this without pretension – that is what his heart beats for. For him, an unforgettable evening is a combination of ambiance, culinary delights and individual wine selection. In the atmospherically original Bären Gonten with traditional, modern-inspired food creations, Hans Rhyner’s wines form the harmonious complement.

Menu cards

Bärenstobe menu

Just as the premises are a fusion of Appenzell tradition and modernity, so is the philosophy of our kitchen team. You can expect culinary highlights and creative encounters of international ease with refined, hearty Appenzell down-to-earthness.

Menu Bärenstobe

Drink menu Bärenstobe



Tavern is the meeting place for our hotel guests and for all guests from near and far. During the day for coffee & cake and later in the afternoon for aperitifs, our tavern invites you to linger on seven days from 8 am to 11 pm.

Tavern is open from 5 pm for all guests

Bären wine list

In our centuries-old cellar vaults of the Bären store our exquisite and carefully selected selection of wine treasures. The Wine Cellar offers room for up to 10 guests to enjoy aperitifs or tastings in an atmospheric ambience.
Only the right drop completes a culinary experience.

Wine list


Bären Cigar menu

Cigars are as delicious as life itself. You don't keep life for yourself.
One enjoys it to the full.
Arthur Rubinstein

Cigar menu


Delicacies & Vouchers

Whether beary-fruity, beary-scented, beary-smokey or beary-high-proof:

Our exquisite house specialities offer something noble and unique for every taste.
Enjoy our spices at home, so that you can wallow a little longer in bearish times.