Welcome to our historical house “zum Schwarzen Adler – to the black Eagle”. A family affair since 1825.

The Adler Hotel is located at the entrance of the old village Appenzell by the river Sitter. Our Italian restaurant “Little Italy” is in the basement of the house. In the month of October, December, January and March you enjoy delicious home made cheese fondue (Adler Fondue) in our ancient Adlerkeller. Our hotel guests benefit from a nice selection of free digital TV and radio channels, free internet access (WLAN and LAN Network connection) and a Swiss breakfast. We provide you with two wallboxes – 22 kW – for your electric car.

The hotel is smoke-free.

Our italian restaurant brings you culinary delicacies from Calabria to Appenzell. Enjoy finest antipasti, secondi piatti, homemade pasta and pizza, and finish off with dolci. Buon appetito & enjoy your meal!

If you stay 3 nights or longer you get the Appenzeller Holiday Card as a gift. With this card you travel free of charge to the Mount Hoher Kasten “Top of Appenzell” with its revolving restaurant, to the impressive Ebenalp (Aescher) and to the family mountain Kronberg.



Our hotel is equipped with 20 rooms. All of them have its own WC with shower or bathtub.

The Adler and Broger Suite are located in the unique & charming 400 years old wooden building. Most double rooms there are equipped with single beds (90 x 200 cm) made of European walnut. In some rooms are double beds (queen size 160 x 200 cm).

In the new, more quiet part of Adlerhotel, the rooms are equipped with solid oak wood. In some rooms there are single beds, in other double beds. Four rooms are equipped with a balcony.

In Summer you relax easily in comfortable garden furniture in the quiet backyard – Sonnendeck – behind the house. There you can enjoy also your breakfast.

Bicyles & bikers – welcome! We offer you a few parking spaces under the carport behind the hotel. Bicycles can be parked in our garage.

APPENZELL NATURAL COSMETICS – You shower and bath with the mild washing milk from LediBelle. These products dispense with artificial substances such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate SLS, which are found in 90% of all detergents and cleaning agents. SLS clean too thoroughly and wash out the skin’s natural protective acid mantle. The washing milk 300 ml is available inhouse.

PICTURE: Broger Suite


RESTAURANT LITTLE ITALY – open Thursday thru Monday

For New Yorkers it is the former Italian district of Manhattan in the USA. Appenzellers associate this name with hospitality, delicious Italian cuisine at fair prices. In the summer months, feast on delicious antipasti, pasta, pizza and dolci on the terrace.

ADLERKELLER – open on Saturdays in December, January & February

Choose an aromatic Appenzeller cheese fondue – 300 grams per person – from our fondue menu. Accompanied by an exquisite drop of wine from the Bündner Herrschaft and the pleasure is complete. The unique ambience with a view of the over 450-year-old stones will transport you back to the late Middle Ages! Open during the winter season.

Patio Adlerplatz & behind the house

PATIO at Adlerplatz

See and be seen – that is part of your experience on our spacious Garden terrace by the river Sitter. It was opened by our grandparents on August 1, 1957 and has always attracted people from near and far. What’s more refreshing than a homemade gelato?!

Two exciting works of art by Roman Signer have been installed at Adlerplatz since 2005. Can you spot them?!


PATIO behind the house

Before the first rays of summer sun illuminate the garden terrace, enjoy a tasty meal from Little Italy in pleasant temperatures and quiet. Our sundeck is behind the house.

All around you can see typical Appenzell houses that were rebuilt after the village fire of 1560.


Originally called Oberegger Haus, the existing foundation walls of the old building date from before the village fire in 1560.

The house has been family-owned since 1825 and is now run by the Leu Heuberger family.