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Herisau
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 1, Rorschach–Herisau
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 2, Herisau–Wattwil
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Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Stage 1, Degersheim–Stein AR
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Herisau
Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 1, Arbon–Herisau
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Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 2, Herisau–Nesslau
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Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–St. Gallen
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Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 2, Wil SG–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 11, Wattwil–Herisau
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Route 222, Appenzell–Haslen–Urnäsch–Appenzell
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Herisau
Herisau

Herisau

Herisau in Appenzell Ausserrhoden lies at the crossover from the St. Gallen/Bodensee agglomeration and the pre-Alpine area of Alpstein. As a former market town, the otherwise village-style Herisau has a small old-town quarter which is worthy of note.
Herisau developed under the influence of the St. Gallen Monastery later becoming Protestant, and thus part of Appenzell Ausserrhoden during the division of Canton Appenzell at the end of the 16th century. With its well developed infrastructure, Herisau is the now the regional centre of Appenzell hinterland. And with the Säntis, Herisau also offers a nearby high-Alpine landscape.

In the town centre, information panels invite you to take a round tour. The council offices in the form of a neo-baroque timber-framed building are located near the fruit market in the church square. Herisau centre holds several interesting fountains, including the Walser-Brunnen at Oberdorf in honour of poet, Robert Walser, who spent his last 23 years here.

The town’s most beautiful facades are found at Haus Wetter and Haus zur Rose (both 1737); several other merchants’ houses are also worthy of note. Herisau Museum is housed in the old town hall (1828), and focuses on the lives of weavers, factory owners and merchants around 1800, then dominated by the textile industry.

Youngsters will love the variety of new and fast rides as well as old-fashioned swings at the Sedel Kinderparadies (kid’s paradise). The Sonnenberg lido with a giant-dragon slide and water channel, a sports centre (tennis, ice rink, indoor pool, fitness, wellness etc.), the Krombach minigolf course and a Vitaparcours (fitness trail) round off the range of leisure activities.

Highlights

  • Schwänberg (Herisau) – oldest settlement in the Appenzell region. Eye-catching old town hall, an unusual timber-framed building dating from 1630. The restored building is considered to be a cultural object of national importance.
  • Complementary medical practitioners – thanks to less restrictive cantonal regulations, about 200 complementary medical practitioners practise in Herisau, a phenomenon also noticeable in other parts of the canton.
Herisau in Appenzell Ausserrhoden lies at the crossover from the St. Gallen/Bodensee agglomeration and the pre-Alpine area of Alpstein. As a former market town, the otherwise village-style Herisau has a small old-town quarter which is worthy of note.
Herisau developed under the influence of the St. Gallen Monastery later becoming Protestant, and thus part of Appenzell Ausserrhoden during the division of Canton Appenzell at the end of the 16th century. With its well developed infrastructure, Herisau is the now the regional centre of Appenzell hinterland. And with the Säntis, Herisau also offers a nearby high-Alpine landscape.

In the town centre, information panels invite you to take a round tour. The council offices in the form of a neo-baroque timber-framed building are located near the fruit market in the church square. Herisau centre holds several interesting fountains, including the Walser-Brunnen at Oberdorf in honour of poet, Robert Walser, who spent his last 23 years here.

The town’s most beautiful facades are found at Haus Wetter and Haus zur Rose (both 1737); several other merchants’ houses are also worthy of note. Herisau Museum is housed in the old town hall (1828), and focuses on the lives of weavers, factory owners and merchants around 1800, then dominated by the textile industry.

Youngsters will love the variety of new and fast rides as well as old-fashioned swings at the Sedel Kinderparadies (kid’s paradise). The Sonnenberg lido with a giant-dragon slide and water channel, a sports centre (tennis, ice rink, indoor pool, fitness, wellness etc.), the Krombach minigolf course and a Vitaparcours (fitness trail) round off the range of leisure activities.

Highlights

  • Schwänberg (Herisau) – oldest settlement in the Appenzell region. Eye-catching old town hall, an unusual timber-framed building dating from 1630. The restored building is considered to be a cultural object of national importance.
  • Complementary medical practitioners – thanks to less restrictive cantonal regulations, about 200 complementary medical practitioners practise in Herisau, a phenomenon also noticeable in other parts of the canton.

Arrival and return Herisau

Adresse

Appenzellerland Tourismus
St. Gallerstrasse 49
9100 Herisau
Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00
info@appenzellerland.ch
www.appenzellerland.ch

Hiking in

Herisau
ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 1, Rorschach–Herisau
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ViaJacobi
ViaJacobi
Stage 2, Herisau–Wattwil
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Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Stage 1, Degersheim–Stein AR
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Cycling in

Herisau
Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 1, Arbon–Herisau
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Obstgarten-Route
Obstgarten-Route
Stage 2, Herisau–Nesslau
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Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Ostschweizer Wein-Route
Stage 2, Weinfelden–St. Gallen
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Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Kartäuser-Fürstenland-Route
Stage 2, Wil SG–Rorschach
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 11, Wattwil–Herisau
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Route 222, Appenzell–Haslen–Urnäsch–Appenzell
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