The canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden is known for its great variety of Christmas traditions that appeal to all the senses. On Christmas Eve, the streets and houses of Appenzell Innerrhoden smell of incense. Altar boys, men, women and children go through their homes, workshops and stables with a censer or the so-called incense burner to bless them.

Christmas Package

Spend the holidays at Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten!
Our Christmas arrangement includes

  • 2 nights accommodation including breakfast with a bear’s touch
  • Christmas champagne apero on 24 December
  • 5-course menu in our restaurant Bärenstobe on December 24th
  • Fondue fun on December 25
  • Mulled wine apero with the fondue party
  • unlimited spa access
  • check-out until 12 o’clock

On request we can book additional nights for you. Please feel free to contact us for this!

We are happy to provide snowshoes for winter hiking enthusiasts free of charge (on request and subject to availability).

Your Christmas stay at the Hotel Bären in Gonten could look like this


Day 1

  • Arrival
  • Relax in the sauna, let go of the pre-Christmas stress
  • Enjoy mulled wine & punch apero in front of our Chminée
  • End the evening in our Fondue Chalet or the BärenstobeAnreise

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Experience the Appenzell winter landscape
  • Warm up in the tavern with a cup of tea or hot chocolate
  • Put presents under the Christmas decorated tree
  • Champagne aperitif with fine appetizers
  • Enjoy your own Christmas menu
  • Giving presents
  • Let the evening come to an end in the tavern

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Winter day in Appenzell or surroundings
  • Wellness
  • Feast at the Candy Bar with homemade Christmas cookies
  • Glühwein or Punch Apero
  • Fondue in the Appenzeller Lounge

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Winter hike or cross-country skiing
  • Warming up in the tavern in front of the fireplace
  • Free guided walk on the ‘Steene or Lateene trail
  • Cosy evening in the restaurant Bärenstobe





The Appenzellerland has much more to offer in winter and during the Christmas season! Discover now all winter activities around our Boutique Hotel Bären!