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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 3, Appenzell–Schwägalp
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Appenzeller Weg
Appenzeller Weg
Stage 2, Appenzell–Urnäsch
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Appenzeller Weg
Appenzeller Weg
Stage 1, Rankweil (A)–Appenzell
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 2, Trogen–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Rundweg
Appenzeller Rundweg
Route 992, Appenzell–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Kapellenweg
Appenzeller Kapellenweg
Route 990, Appenzell–Appenzell
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Appenzell
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 2, Appenzell–Glarus
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 1, St. Gallen–Gais
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Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Route 222, Appenzell–Haslen–Urnäsch–Appenzell
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Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Appenzell–Rheintal Bike
Appenzell
Appenzell

Appenzell

The village of Appenzell is the capital of the canton Appenzell Innerrhoden and lies at the foot of the Alpstein at the heart of a picturesque and hilly landscape. Visitors and locals alike appreciate the homely character of this charming village.
Appenzell has around 7,000 inhabitants; thus making it the political, economic and cultural centre of Switzerland's smallest canton, Appenzell Innerrhoden. The car-free heart of the village and its pretty high street with numerous small and quaint shops to explore is a great place for a stroll. Ornately decorated houses shape the characteristics of this location - where visitors can learn plenty of interesting facts and rather extraordinary experiences during a free public tour of the village.

In Appenzell you gain insight into ancient lifestyle up close - including diverse customs, cultural traditions and works of art such as the old Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte brickworks and Art Museum Appenzell dedicated to Carl Liner, father and son. The Appenzell Museum located by the town hall presents a cross-section of the history and culture of Appenzell Innerrhoden on six floors.
Outdoors plenty goes on year-round too: During carnival time (Fasnacht) «Botzerössli» parade the streets, and springtime sees the cantonal assembly (Landsgemeinde), the Corpus Christi procession and Alpine ascents, as farmers make their way to verdant pastures with their livestock. Come the end of Alpine summer, a large livestock show is then held on the brewery premises in the village. Wintertime has its own special charm, with the delightful scent of «Chlausebickli» and incense around many a corner.

Tradition continues with no end of crafts manufactured yesteryear style still today. Appenzell is the place to see saddlers, goldsmiths, wood turners, Bauernmalerei, also known as Bavarian folk art, and intricate hand embroidery. Palatable pleasures are not short-changed either, but the ancient recipes remain strictly secret! The Locher brewery has created a visitor centre for lovers of Appenzeller beer and at the spirits company Appenzeller Alpenbitter weekly public tours reveal the source of the famous Appenzeller Alpenbitter.

Highlights

  • Village of Appenzell – Ornate houses in the car-free village centre-
  • The Appenzell Art Museum and Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte– dedicated to the works of Father & Son Liner and contemporary art-
  • The Appenzell Art Museum – presents special exhibitions on diverse topics-
  • Various traditional events and festivals – throughout the year present living history still in fashion.
The village of Appenzell is the capital of the canton Appenzell Innerrhoden and lies at the foot of the Alpstein at the heart of a picturesque and hilly landscape. Visitors and locals alike appreciate the homely character of this charming village.
Appenzell has around 7,000 inhabitants; thus making it the political, economic and cultural centre of Switzerland's smallest canton, Appenzell Innerrhoden. The car-free heart of the village and its pretty high street with numerous small and quaint shops to explore is a great place for a stroll. Ornately decorated houses shape the characteristics of this location - where visitors can learn plenty of interesting facts and rather extraordinary experiences during a free public tour of the village.

In Appenzell you gain insight into ancient lifestyle up close - including diverse customs, cultural traditions and works of art such as the old Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte brickworks and Art Museum Appenzell dedicated to Carl Liner, father and son. The Appenzell Museum located by the town hall presents a cross-section of the history and culture of Appenzell Innerrhoden on six floors.
Outdoors plenty goes on year-round too: During carnival time (Fasnacht) «Botzerössli» parade the streets, and springtime sees the cantonal assembly (Landsgemeinde), the Corpus Christi procession and Alpine ascents, as farmers make their way to verdant pastures with their livestock. Come the end of Alpine summer, a large livestock show is then held on the brewery premises in the village. Wintertime has its own special charm, with the delightful scent of «Chlausebickli» and incense around many a corner.

Tradition continues with no end of crafts manufactured yesteryear style still today. Appenzell is the place to see saddlers, goldsmiths, wood turners, Bauernmalerei, also known as Bavarian folk art, and intricate hand embroidery. Palatable pleasures are not short-changed either, but the ancient recipes remain strictly secret! The Locher brewery has created a visitor centre for lovers of Appenzeller beer and at the spirits company Appenzeller Alpenbitter weekly public tours reveal the source of the famous Appenzeller Alpenbitter.

Highlights

  • Village of Appenzell – Ornate houses in the car-free village centre-
  • The Appenzell Art Museum and Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte– dedicated to the works of Father & Son Liner and contemporary art-
  • The Appenzell Art Museum – presents special exhibitions on diverse topics-
  • Various traditional events and festivals – throughout the year present living history still in fashion.

Arrival and return Appenzell

Adresse

Appenzellerland Tourismus AI
Hauptgasse 4
9050 Appenzell
Tel. +41 (0) 71 788 96 41
info@appenzell.ch
www.appenzell.ch

Services

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Café-Hotel Appenzell
Café-Hotel Appenzell
Appenzell
Hotel Café Adler
Hotel Café Adler
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Places of interest

Main street Appenzell
Main street Appenzell
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
Visitor Centre «Brauquöll Appenzell»
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Appenzell
Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 3, Appenzell–Schwägalp
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Appenzeller Weg
Appenzeller Weg
Stage 2, Appenzell–Urnäsch
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Appenzeller Weg
Appenzeller Weg
Stage 1, Rankweil (A)–Appenzell
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Alpine Panorama Trail
Alpine Panorama Trail
Stage 2, Trogen–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Rundweg
Appenzeller Rundweg
Route 992, Appenzell–Appenzell
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Appenzeller Kapellenweg
Appenzeller Kapellenweg
Route 990, Appenzell–Appenzell
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Cycling in

Appenzell
Herzroute
Herzroute
Stage 12, Herisau–Altstätten
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 1, St. Margrethen–Appenzell
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Alpine Panorama Route
Alpine Panorama Route
Stage 2, Appenzell–Glarus
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Appenzeller Route
Appenzeller Route
Stage 1, St. Gallen–Gais
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Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Kulinarische Appenzeller Route
Route 222, Appenzell–Haslen–Urnäsch–Appenzell
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Mountain biking in

Appenzell
Panorama Bike
Panorama Bike
Appenzell–Rheintal Bike