AppenzellAppenzell is a town in Eastern Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.
By trainNarrow gauge trains operated by the Appenzellerbahn connect from Gossau and Herisau (S23, 35 minutes) and Saint Gallen (S22, 45 minutes).
By carAppenzell is a bit out of the way. The closest motorway connections are the A1 at Saint Gallen and the A13 near the border to Austria and Liechtenstein.
HauptgasseThe main street through town has shops and restaurants in colourful houses.
phone: +41 71 788 96 31address: Hauptgasse 4Explores the traditions and culture of Appenzell Innerrhoden. Among others it exhibits the famous local hand embroidery.
Ride on the AppenzellerbahnA good way to see the Canton of Apenzell is taking a ride on the Appenzellerbahn. As the Appenzellerbahn is made for narrow curves, it is slower which makes it perfect for watching the scenery. English-language timetables.
address: LandsgemeindeplatzThis is one of the oldest forms of direct democracy still practised only here and in Glarus. Once a year, all eligible citizens of the canton meet at the village square to decide on political matters by show of hands. While visitors are of course not allowed to vote, everyone is free to watch.
phone: +41 71 788 15 15
phone: +41 71 787 13 89address: Weissbadstrasse 2Hotel near the town centre in a historical building.
phone: +41 71 368 50 70address: Dorf 711, Stein ARThis cheese factory in nearby Stein AR lets you find about how the Appenzeller cheese is being made and taste different variations. There is also a shop selling cheese.
Berggasthaus Aescher-WildkirchliA world famous picturesque mountain hut at the edge of the Wildkirchli mountain.