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overnight in Ebenalp,,,where to leave my backpack??

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overnight in Ebenalp,,,where to leave my backpack??

Hi fellow travelers!

I would love to stay at the lodge on the top of the cliffs in Ebenalp. and will be traveling there from Locarno by train, Im not sure of the distance to get there, ( I would like to take a scenic route by train) and once there, I would like to take the ride up, and hike to get to this amazing lodge and spend the night! First I was wondering , how long is it from the bottom of the mountain to get to the top? I want to make sure I arrive there in time to take the journey up..and then almost as important,,,I will be traveling solo and have my larger backpack, and was advised to bring up a small pack with only overnight essentials ( which I have) but where do I leave my main backpack while I hike up for the night? I do not have a car to leave it locked up in, and I wont be staying at a inn the night before since I plan on arriving in town just that day,,,,any suggestions or advise? I greatly appreciate any help or tips from local experts or others who have done the same! thanks so much! Elizabeth

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1. Re: overnight in Ebenalp,,,where to leave my backpack??

You can put your luggage in a luggage locker up to 72 hrs. Even though the rail website does not list Appenzell as having lockers, when I was there a few years ago, there were a few lockers at the station. But maybe easiest if you store them at a larger station, say Zurich Hbf or St. Gallen, depending on your return or onward travel.

The hike from the valley to Ebenalp is listed about 2.5 hrs. Could be a little longer depending on pace and no. of breaks, but that's a good indication. Info and maps:




I can also recommend Meglisalp, if you have the time.

sbb.ch will give you train times and routes.

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