Between Lake Constance and Säntis, Appenzell entices people with its culinary, rustic and natural experience worlds. The gently rolling hills with their scattered settlements characterise the scenery of the jewel of Eastern Switzerland. Let a journey of discovery through Appenzell begin. Through meadows and woods: off to the country Whether on foot or by car: the best bit is a journey of discovery through Appenzell in the fresh air. Electrobike routes head from the Lake Constance area up to the foot of the Alpstein. A network of Nordic Walking Trails heads over the hills. Countless theme paths invite you to discover previously unknown sites of Appenzell. With more than 1,200 km of walking trails, Appenzell is indeed a walkers‘ Eldorado – for professionals and beginners alike. Its secrets are ventilated by mysterious bogs. Dizzying paths swing over the spikes of Alpstein. There are pram-friendly walking routes which head through scenic forests, valleys and hills along to cozy restaurants, fireplaces or viewpoints.
Year in, year out: living heritage Alps trips in Spring and Autumn, the “Stobede” Summer Alpine celebration, cattle shows in the fall and "Silvesterchläuse" in the Winter: in Appenzell, traditions and customs are maintained throughout the year. The calendar indicates the cycle in the life of Appenzell to this day. And they live their traditions with pride. Guests who have the opportunity to be a part of it will definitely speak of the special experience for a long time. Many traditions are associated with “sennischem“ (Alpine herdsman) customs, always accompanied by singing and music. The nature yodel – known in Appenzell as “Zäuerli” or “Ruggusseli” – is heard on special occasions, but it is also a completely spontaneous thing during a round in the mountain inn. In the alpine journeys from the villages to the Alps, around the Alpstein, the sound of cowbells rings throughout the hills.
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