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Trogen
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Stage 2, Stein AR–Trogen
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Stage 3, Trogen–Rheineck
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Stage 2, Trogen–Appenzell
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Stage 1, Rorschach–Trogen
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Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Route 998, Heiden–St.Gallen
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Trogen

The famous Pestalozzi Children’s Village is found In Trogen. On the town square, timber-framed houses stand in contrast to the stone palaces of the former Zellweger merchant dynasty.
Trogen (AR) lies on a rocky spur high above the banks of the Goldach at the northern foot of the Gäbris. The town is linked to St. Gallen by the 1m-gauge Trogen section of the Appenzell Railway.

In 1946 after World War II, a vision was realized with the Pestalozzi Children’s Village: orphans from war-torn countries were given a home and a place of education. In the visitors’ centre in the children’s village, visitors experience how the peaceful coexistence of totally different cultures is possible. One of Trogen’s fascinating features is its mix of sophisticated and village-like buildings and atmosphere. The appearance of Trogen today is closely linked to the history of the Zellweger merchant family from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The family wealth came from trading with linen and cotton on international markets. The Zellwegers held political office, founded the forerunner of today’s cantonal school in 1821 and built palaces. The stone palaces of the Zellweger dynasty and the baroque Grubenmann Church dating from 1782, are distinguishing features of the spacious town square, until a few years ago the scene of the open-air assembly where votes were cast.

Trogen also gets its structural identity from the many regular rows of timber-framed houses, beautiful dwellings built by farmers, artisans and merchants in the streets and lanes around the town square.

Another tourist attraction around Trogen is the extensive network of hiking paths in the rolling, green countryside of the Appenzell pre-Alps. A theme trail on meteorology with 11 information panels leads from Trogen to Gais. Neighbouring Speicher has an indoor swimming pool with fitness room. In winter the prepared horn-sledge run is a special attraction. Also a small ski lift.

Highlights

  • Zellweger stone palaces – dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, built mainly around Trogen’s town square by the Zellweger textile dynasty.
  • Pestalozzi Children’s Village – information on the international children’s village, which has furthered intercultural intercommunication since 1946, at the visitors centre.
  • Meteo hiking trail – from Trogen to Gäbris and over the Schwäbrig (site of Jörg Kachelmann’s Meteomedia AG) and on to Gais. Eleven information panels.
The famous Pestalozzi Children’s Village is found In Trogen. On the town square, timber-framed houses stand in contrast to the stone palaces of the former Zellweger merchant dynasty.
Trogen (AR) lies on a rocky spur high above the banks of the Goldach at the northern foot of the Gäbris. The town is linked to St. Gallen by the 1m-gauge Trogen section of the Appenzell Railway.

In 1946 after World War II, a vision was realized with the Pestalozzi Children’s Village: orphans from war-torn countries were given a home and a place of education. In the visitors’ centre in the children’s village, visitors experience how the peaceful coexistence of totally different cultures is possible. One of Trogen’s fascinating features is its mix of sophisticated and village-like buildings and atmosphere. The appearance of Trogen today is closely linked to the history of the Zellweger merchant family from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The family wealth came from trading with linen and cotton on international markets. The Zellwegers held political office, founded the forerunner of today’s cantonal school in 1821 and built palaces. The stone palaces of the Zellweger dynasty and the baroque Grubenmann Church dating from 1782, are distinguishing features of the spacious town square, until a few years ago the scene of the open-air assembly where votes were cast.

Trogen also gets its structural identity from the many regular rows of timber-framed houses, beautiful dwellings built by farmers, artisans and merchants in the streets and lanes around the town square.

Another tourist attraction around Trogen is the extensive network of hiking paths in the rolling, green countryside of the Appenzell pre-Alps. A theme trail on meteorology with 11 information panels leads from Trogen to Gais. Neighbouring Speicher has an indoor swimming pool with fitness room. In winter the prepared horn-sledge run is a special attraction. Also a small ski lift.

Highlights

  • Zellweger stone palaces – dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, built mainly around Trogen’s town square by the Zellweger textile dynasty.
  • Pestalozzi Children’s Village – information on the international children’s village, which has furthered intercultural intercommunication since 1946, at the visitors centre.
  • Meteo hiking trail – from Trogen to Gäbris and over the Schwäbrig (site of Jörg Kachelmann’s Meteomedia AG) and on to Gais. Eleven information panels.

Arrival and return Trogen

Adresse

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

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Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
Seminar- und Ferienhaus Lindenbühl
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Hiking in

Trogen
Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Stage 2, Stein AR–Trogen
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Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Kulturspur Appenzellerland
Stage 3, Trogen–Rheineck
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 2, Trogen–Appenzell
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 1, Rorschach–Trogen
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Cycling in

Trogen
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 13, Altstätten–Rorschach
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 2, Gais–St. Gallen
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Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Appenzeller Aussichtsroute
Route 998, Heiden–St.Gallen
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Trogen
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