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Experience Appenzellerland 2014.

W h a t e v e r y o u wa n t t o k n o w.

W h a t e v e r y o u wa n t t o k n o w … … about Appenzellerland, you’re almost sure to find it in this brochure. We have plenty on offer for our holidaymakers and visitors. Here’s something for everyone: For children and adults, for short or long stays, for the curious and the adventurous, for hikers, bikers and sightseers, for music-lovers and culture-vultures, for good or bad weather – whatever takes your fancy!

And if you want to know more, just ask the locals. They always know what’s going on and where! We hope you have a great holiday!

Contents. Panoramic map. Public transport. Appenzellerland culture. Picturesque villages. Holiday Card AR. Customs. Craftsmen and women. Demonstration cheese dairies. Visitors center. Museums.

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Appenzellerland action. Activities. 29 – 31 HotPots. 32 A day accross the Appenzellerland. 33 Relax and recover. 34 – 35 Aerial cableways. 36 – 39 Regional excursions. 40 – 41 Appenzellerland informative. Events. 42 – 43 Useful information. 44 Our partners. 46

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Th e A p p e n z e l l e r l a n d . Säntis 2503 m

Alt Mann 2436 m


Rotsteinpass Kreuzberge Saxerlücke Frümsen






Schwägalp 1278 m


Ebenalp 1640 m

Hoher Kasten 1795 m Sämtisersee


Kronberg 1663 m

Hochhamm Schönengrund

Alp Sigel



Kamor Pfannenstiel Schwende Brülisau Fähnerenspitz


Urnäsch Jakobsbad Gonten

Appenzell 780 m



Hundwiler Höhe



Hirschberg Gais


Hundwil Schlatt-Haslen



Herisau 771 m


Trogen Wald AR St.Anton


St.Gallen 670 m




Heiden 800 m



Oberegg Reute


Wei Berg SG




Wienacht Walzenhausen












Altenrhein Bodensee

Romanshorn Konstanz

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P u b l i c t ra n s p o r t . Konstanz

Regional railways/SBB PostBus Road Aerial cableway


Bodensee Arbon Altenrhein


Rheineck Lutzenberg

Zürich Airport

Degersheim Schwellbrunn

Lichtensteig Wattwil


Rehetobel Speicher Wald



Wienacht Grub

St. Gallen





St. Margrethen

Wolfhalden Heiden Oberegg


Reute St. Anton Heerbrugg

Hundwil Haslen Bühler Waldstatt


Appenzell Gonten Jakobsbad


Gais Eggerstanden






Kronberg Ebenalp Ebnat-Kappel

Brülisau Hoher Kasten Wasserauen

Schwägalp Säntis Nesslau



Webcode PostAuto Chur/Tessin

Further Information: Appenzeller Bahnen AG Appenzell station Tel. +41 (0)71 788 50 50 Heiden station Tel. +41 (0)71 891 18 52 Speicher station Tel. +41 (0)71 343 70 11 Teufen station Tel. +41 (0)71 333 14 76

PostBus Switzerland Ltd. Region Eastern Switzerland St. Leonhardstrasse 20, 9001 St. Gallen Tel. +41 (0)58 453 14 44 Fax +41 (0)58 667 61 16

Timetables, rail and event tickets, city tours and general travel information are available at all Appenzell railways stations. In Appenzell you can also hire electrobikes and city bicycles. PostBus Switzerland Ltd. Experience PostAuto in your spare time and in everyday life. Besides stops and timetables, the PostAuto-App also shows the door-to-door schedule – all in real time. You can also find tips and comprehensive information in App 350.

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Rorschach – Heiden line Enjoy an exciting journey, sitting in open carriages when the weather is good, from Lake Constance up to the Biedermeier village of Heiden. Here you can discover the Henry-Dunant-Museum or take a walk along the entertaining «Witzweg» joke trail to Walzenhausen.

Frümsen Wildhaus

Mountains/villages PubliCar (phone 0848 55 30 60)

Altstätten – Gais line This picturesque rack railway section connects the small town of Altstätten in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley with Gais in Appenzell Ausserrhoden. The Alpine foothills around Gais are an ideal area for serious hiking and Nordic walking.

Rheineck – Walzenhausen line Dating back more than 100 years, the rack railway ferries passengers from Rheineck to Walzenhausen. This is also a stage in the Special Round Trip with two aerial cable cars and boat trip (summer season) as well as a start/end point for the Joke Trail. Back in operation starting from 18.04.2014. St. Gallen – Trogen line Enjoy a varied excursion with outstanding views of St. Gallen, Lake Constance and the Alpstein mountain range. The little stations along this line are ideal starting points for hikes in the region of St. Gallen.

Gossau – Appenzell – Wasserauen line St. Gallen – Gais – Appenzell line Discover the delightful Appenzell Hinterland on a round trip from St. Gallen via Gais and Appenzell and back through Urnäsch and Herisau and with its typical Alpine landscape.

P i c t u r e s q u e v i l l a g e s.

Appenzell The village of Appenzell with its colourfully painted houses in the car-free high street draws guests from near and far. An array of specialist shops, traditional craft workshops, family hotels and cafes with local specialities offer an invitation to take things easy. Guided tours through the village every Tuesday in January and February 2014 and from the beginning of June to mid-October 2014, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 am. Meeting place is the Tourist Information, duration ca. 1 hour. Gais The countryside around Gais stands through in a intact nature inviting you to linger and relax. The wide range of activities on offer includes relaxation, sports, culture and health. Summer and winter hiking trails, a host of places to eat out with regional specialities and a full event calendar round off the many choices. The health resort with the marvellous historic village centre is easiest to get to using public transport.

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Heiden High up on a sunny terrace overlooking Lake Constance lies the «Biedermeier» village of Heiden. It makes an excellent starting point for walks to various different attractions. Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, also valued the tranquillity and the landscape of this village of 4000 souls. From May to October 2014 regular, free guided tours through to the «Biedermeier» village of Heiden.

Herisau Part town, part village – that’s Herisau. Nestling in, but not enclosed by, the gentle hills of Appenzellerland, it is a cosmopolitan place that has close links with Säntis, Zurich and the region of Lake Constance. Despite its 15,000 inhabitants it is not a town, it is the largest village in Switzerland – offering the benefits of both town and village life.

P i c t u r e s q u e v i l l a g e s. Holiday Card AR.

Trogen The village of Trogen sits majestically atop a hill, commanding a view of the surrounding Appenzellerland. It confidently calls itself the «Village of Culture» and backs this up with its several art institutes, the Pestalozzi Children’s Village, Palais Bleu, Culturehouse Vordorf and local active artists. The stone palaces built by the Zellweger textile dynasty in the 18th century are impressive, grouped around the former cantonal capital’s main square. Urnäsch The village of Urnäsch nestles quietly among the gentle hills of the Appenzell Hinterland at the foot of Säntis, Appenzell’s own mountain. This family-friendly village with its picturesque square invites visitors to linger awhile. Urnäsch fully deserves its reputation as a stronghold of Appenzellerland customs with the traditional highlights of the year including Silvesterchlausen (New Years`s mummer processions), Bloch, Striichmusigtag (musical event), Alpfahrt (cattle drive to the Alpine pastures), «Sennenball» (traditional music event) and «Stobete» (Herdsmen’s Ball). Guided village tours are available on request in every village in the Appenzellerland. For information and reservations, contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00.

to nd Postau Free rail a ing ou´re stay y if l, e v tra r more! 3 nights o The Appenzellerland extends a warm welcome to its visitors. Even if you only stay a single night, you‘ll receive the Holiday Card AR enabling you to discover museums, demonstration cheese dairies, outdoor swimming pools and other highlights throughout the holiday region at half price. An ideal and cost-effective way to enjoy a range of sport, culture and alpine experiences. Free travel by train and postBus. If you‘re staying in the Appenzellerland for at least 3 nights, your hosts and Appenzellerland Tourismus AR will give you the Holiday Card AR «Plus» from the third night (for a maximum of eight days), which allows free rail and Postauto travel throughout the Appenzellerland! There is no better way of getting to know the unique hill country than with Appenzeller trains and the post bus. How a comfortable holiday should be: climb aboard and relax! The Holiday Card AR and the Holiday Card AR «Plus» are available from many accommodation owners and operators in the canton of Appenzell A.Rh.

For more information, contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR Bahnhofstrasse 2, CH-9410 Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00, Fax +41 (0)71 898 33 09

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C u s t o m s.

Bloch The «Bloch» is a unique Karneval custom in which a tree trunk («Bloch») is tied to a decorated float and dragged through the local villages. Every other year on the Monday before Ash Wednesday men drag the «Bloch» from Urnäsch to Waldstatt and Herisau and then back again to Urnäsch. In Hundwil, Stein and Schwellbrunn young lads drag the «Bloch» on «Blochmontag» (Monday after Ash Wednesday) to their villages along various preset routes. The floats are dragged by several pairs of men or lads holding wooden poles attached to a rope. The clothing and outfits of the team represent professions that are connected with timber. Silvesterchlausen (New Year’s mummer processions) On December 31 and January 13 (the old New Year’s Eve) the Silvesterchlausen processions make their way around the Appenzell Hinterland and some villages in the Mittelland. If December 31 and January 13 fall on a Sunday, the Silvesterchlausen processions take place on December 30 and January 12. Silvesterchlausen is one of the most impressive winter customs in Appenzellerland. There are three different types of «Chläuse»: «ugly», «beautiful» and «ugly/beautiful». They almost always appear in groups (known locally as «Schuppel»). At break of dawn on New Year’s Eve many of these groups are already out in the countryside walking from house to house, yodelling and wishing friends and neighbours happiness and prosperity for the New Year.

Date: Monday, 16 February 2015 (Urnäscher Bloch) Monday, 23 February 2015

Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2014 Monday, 13 January 2015, old New Year’s Eve

Gidio Hosestoss On Ash Wednesday (afternoon) in Herisau und Waldstatt, Gidio Hosestoss is brought to his last re­sting place in a Karneval procession. A straw effigy of Gidio Hosestoss, who choked to death on a stolen cake, is borne on a float accompanied by weeping schoolchildren dressed as mourners. Various events that happened during the previous year are often depicted on the other floats and are presented at the funeral in the form of humorous poems. Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde in Appenzell Some 3000 of the citizens of Appenzell Innerrhoden meet on the last Sunday in April in the square in Appenzell to form the traditional Landsgemeinde (local open-air parliament). The Landsgemeinde is the highest local electoral and legislative authority which decides on amendments to the constitution, legislation, initiatives, major financial decisions and common law at the discretion of the Cantonal Grand Council. Votes are cast by acclamation of the voters to the Landsgemeinde. The majority of the population still adhere strongly to this manner of government, even after women were allowed to vote in 1991. Date: Sunday, 27 April 2014

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C u s t o m s.

Alpfahrt The Alpfahrt (cattle drive to the Alpine pastures) in early summer remains a red-letter day in the farming calendar. The long trek up the mountain begins in the small hours. From far away you can hear the sonorous harmony of the three coordinated cowbells, the yodelling of the herdsmen, the deep lowing of the cattle and the yapping of the Appenzell mountain dogs. And at the end of the Alpine summer (mid/late September) the herdsmen return from the Alps with their cattle. Date: Dates will be announced shortly beforehand. Send an e-mail to with the keyword «Info Alpfahrt» (info on the trek to the alpine pastures).

Alpstobete During the Alpine summer «Alpstobete» dances are held in various mountain inns. A group of local string musicians play lively dance music to celebrate the end of the Alpine summer. These «Stobeten» are one of the traditional customs of the local herdsmen and are a highpoint of this time of the year. They originally came about when groups of herdsmen visited each other and sat around the parlour («Stobe»). «Stobete» (Herdsmen’s Ball) July: 6 Stobete Gross Leu, Alp Gross Leu 19/20 Alpstobete, mountain inn Ebenalp 27 Jakobi-Feier, mountain inn Kronberg 26/27 Alpstobete, mountain inn Meglisalp 27 Jakobifeier, mountain inn Hochalp 27 Potersalpstobete, Alp Potersalp 27/28 Alpstobete, mountain inn Bollenwees 28 Sennenball Urnäsch (traditional musical event) August: 2/3 Soller-Stobete, mountain inn Plattenbödeli 3/4 Soller-Stobete, mountain inn Ruhesitz 4 Stobete, mountain inn Passhöhe 17 Alpstobete, Hochalp Urnäsch 24 Bartholomäusfeier (Feast of St. Bartholomew) 24 Stobete, mountain inn Kronberg 31 Stobete, Alp Fischegg (Lillybeizli), Urnäsch September: 13 Chörlistobete, Urnäsch (traditional music event) Dates subject to change.

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C u s t o m s. Cattle show Individual cattle shows are held in the various villages of Ausserrhoden, while in Innerrhoden the Cantonal Cattle Show takes place in Appenzell at the beginning of October. Many farmers lead their herds to the show with all the trappings of the cattle drive to the summer pastures, much to the delight of the spectators lining the streets. They all then pass into an arena through a wooden triumphal arch. The jury assesses the animals according to their looks and performance. In the evening, when the cattle have returned home to their stalls, the farmers meet to receive their prizes and the evening culminates in traditional rural festivities with singing, yodelling and dancing. Further information in our brochure for cattle show. 20.09. 23.09. 24.09. 25.09. 26.09 27.09. 27.09. 29.09. 30.09. 1.10. 1.10. 2.10. 3.10. 4.10. 7.10. 11.10.

Cantonal Bull Show in Herisau Cattle Show in Herisau Cattle Show in Trogen Cattle Show in Teufen Adventure Cattle Show in Wald-Rehetobel Cattle Show in Gais, Bühler Adventure Cattle Show in Oberegg Cattle Show in Schwellbrunn, Speicher Cattle Show in Stein, Schönengrund Cattle Show in Waldstatt Adventure Cattle Show in Walzenhausen Cattle Show in Urnäsch Adventure Cattle Show Wolfhalden-Lutzenberg Adventure Cattle Show in Heiden-Grub Cattle Show in Appenzell Cattle Show in Hundwil

Appenzell music The musical tradition of Appenzell takes on many different forms. Music for strings played in its original setting (two violins, dulcimer, cello and double bass) is particularly important; an accordion and a piano are also present in some musical ensembles.The second aspect that is equally important in Appenzell music concerns the vowel sounds. In addi­tion to yodelling songs and Ratzliedli (humorous songs and songs to tease people), choral ensembles also sing pieces without words as a form of yodelling. This practice is known as Rugguusseli in the canton of Innerrhoden and Zäuerli in the canton of Ausserrhoden.

Regulary musical events on: Monday «Appenzell Monday», Restaurant Marktplatz, Appenzell (Aug – Oct), 7 – 9 pm Wednesday Appenzell music, Hotel Hof Weissbad in Weissbad, 8 –10 pm Thursday Folk Musicians «Ländlertreffen», Hotel Ochsen, Stein (every 3rd Thursday in month), from 8 pm Concerts Appenzell music, Ratsaal (small council chamber) in Appenzell (mid-June to mid-Oct), 6.30 –7.30 pm Friday Theme evening, Restaurant Rössli, Appenzell (every 1st Friday in month) Saturday Appenzell music with young people, Hotel Löwen, Appenzell (Aug – Sep), 8 –10 pm Appenzell yodelling or hammered dulcimer, Restaurant Waldegg, Teufen Sunday Folk Musicians, «Ländlertreffen», Hotel Ochsen, Stein, from 3 pm (every 1st Sunday in month) Schaukäsi-Stobete, Appenzell Demonstration Cheese Dairy in Stein (every 1st Sunday in month, Oct – Feb) «Musik-Stobete», Hotel Loosmühle, Weissbad, (Nov – March), from 3 pm Appenzeller Evening (music event) in Heiden: 18 June, 9 July, 20 August, 17 September 2014, each time at 20.00 pm at the Hotel Linde

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C ra f t s m e n a n d w o m e n .

Folk artists/painters The traditional craft of Appenzell peasant art attracts a lot of interest still today. The imagery and the rural landscapes are typical for this folk art. Let yourself be inspired by painting and visit the artists. Hammer dulcimer makers The dulcimer is a very old instrument; the oldest picture was found in Persia. It has been known in Switzerland since the 16th century, and also in the Appenzellerland. They say that it was the gypsies that brought this instrument with them. The traditional pine wood dulcimer is trapezoidal in shape and has 125 strings. Woodworkers (cows, Alpine cattle drives) Cow, goat or dog, the little animals are carved from wood and embellished with details. Craftsmen (Bell saddlers) Skilled craftsmanship is required for the decoration of the highly detailed belt buckles, braces clasps or bell straps. The chasing techniques of Appenzell‘s skilled alpine craftsmen bring traditional Appenzell motifs to life on brass, nickel silver, silver or even gold.

Traditional Costumehouse Traditional Appenzell costumes, artfully presented. The alpine dairymen embark on the trek to the alpine pastures clad in yellow hose, a red waistcoat, a black hat adorned with flowers and ribbons, studded braces, and white knee-length socks. The lace embroidery («SpitzliStickerei») the size of a 2-franc coin on the white collars of the women‘s costumes takes seven hours to complete by hand. The yellow trousers of the alpine dairymen are dyed using a secret, home-made blend of dyes. Wood coopers Wood cooperage describes the handicraft whereby the carved wooden equipment for mountain dairy farming and cheese production are manufactured from light maple and fir wood. Allow yourself to be initiated into this traditional craft by the professionals and see how the famous «Fahreimer» buckets are made. Information and adresses about craftsmen and women and their visiting hours please contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00 or

Silversmiths and goldsmiths A classic marriage of tradition and the modern: Traditional, high-quality handicrafts combined with the latest precious metal working methods. Embroiderers In the past, hand embroidery provided an income for peasant families. For a few money children and women had to embroider until their fingers were sore. However, there are still women today who master this craft.

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Schwägalp Demonstration Cheese Dairy CH-9107 Schwägalp, Tel. +41 (0)71 365 65 40 Opening times: Open during Alpine grazing season from May to October, free admission Cheese production 9 am – 12 pm Appenzeller Folklore Museum, Stein CH-9063 Stein, Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 56 Opening times: Tue –Sun and public holidays 10 am – 5 pm Cheese-making in the alpine hut: Wed and Sat afternoon  1 pm – 4 pm




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Opening times: April – Oct 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Nov – Mar 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Höckli (Restaurant) open every Friday evening


Appenzell Demonstration Cheese Dairy CH-9063 Stein, Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 70


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Waldegg (Schnuggebock) Adventure CH-9053 Teufen, Tel. + 41 (0)71 333 12 30, Opening times: Cream cheese production every Friday at 21.00 pm (other dates upon request), closed on Monday, open Tuesday to Sunday, other activities upon request. Alpine Demonstration Cheese Dairy at the Hotel Hof Weissbad CH-9057 Weissbad, Tel. +41 (0)71 798 80 80 Opening times: Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun afternoons Open 2 pm – 5 pm

Appenzell Demonstration Cheese Dairy Phone +41 (0)71 368 50 70 – daily open cheese production 5 times daily – www.schaukäserei .ch

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v i s i t o r s c e n t e r. Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG Weissbadstrasse 27, CH-9050 Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 788 37 88 Fax +41 (0)71 788 37 89

Emil Ebneter laid the foundations for today‘s Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG in 1902 when he opened his off-licence. Together with his brother-in-law, Beat Kölbener, he then founded the Kollektivgesellschaft Emil Ebneter & Co. in 1908, which was then renamed Appenzeller Alpenbitter AG in 2006. Join a tour of our production site and try to discover the secret of Appenzeller Alpenbitter. Public tours from April to October every Wednesday at 10 am. Duration ca. 1.5 hours. Groups of at least 10 people by advanced registration at any time. Opening times: opening all year round Mon – Fri

8 am – 11:30 am / 1:30 pm – 5 pm

Pestalozzi Children’s Village Kinderdorfstrasse 20, CH-9043 Trogen Tel. +41 (0)71 343 73 12 Fax +41 (0)71 343 73 30

Brauerei Locher AG visitors center «Brauquöll Appenzell» Brauereiplatz 1, CH-9050 Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 788 01 76 Fax +41 (0)71 788 01 77 www.brauquö

On a fascinating tour of the Brauquöll Appenzell you‘ll discover lots of interesting information about the art of brewing and how we make Appenzeller beer and Säntis Malt whisky from fresh spring water. A short video in the historic hop cellar gives insights into the brewery and our small museum brings the old days to life. Individual visitors are welcome at all times and receive an audio set for the free tour. Available languages: German, French, English, Italian. For registered groups we organize an Appenzeller beer tasting in the historic GnossStöbli after the tour. There will be a public tasting with audio tour and film screening every Monday at 13.00 pm (except holidays) from 7 April to 27 October 2014. The cost is CHF 8.50/Person. Opening times: April – Oct Mon   1 pm – 5 pm Tue – Fri 10 am – 12.15 pm / 1 pm – 5 pm Sat/Sun 10 am – 5 pm Nov – Dec / 5 Feb – end of March 10 am – 12.15 pm / 1 pm – 5 pm Tue – Fri Sat 10 am – 4 pm From 1 January until 3 February 2014 the visitors center is closed.

Impressive pictures and contemporary documents show the creation of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village after the 2nd World War and its development into an international relief organisation. The exhibition gives insights into the lives of the 300’000 children and young adults from all over the world who are supported each year by the Pestalozzi Children’s Village Foundation in the areas of education and intercultural cooperation. With film room, cafeteria and shop. Guidance on request. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass. On Saturday the visitors center is closed. Opening times: April – Oct Nov – Mar

Tue – Fri Sun Wed Sun

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 10 am – 4:30 pm 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 10 am – 4:30 pm

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M u s e u m s. Museum Appenzell Hauptgasse 4, CH-9050 Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 788 96 31 Fax +41 (0)71 788 96 49

Cultural and historical museum of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden. Main areas of focus: Traditional costumes, international collection of embroidery, handicrafts and cus­ toms. Special exhibitions. Video films (in German, French and English) on the following themes: Folk music, hand embroidery, religious customs and the local community. Teachers’ resources on various topics. Worksheets and treasure hunts for schoolchildren. Opening times: April – 1 Nov daily 10 am –12 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm 2 Nov – Mar Tue – Sun   2 pm –  5 pm

Ziegelhütte Art Gallery Ziegeleistrasse 14, CH-9050 Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 788 18 60 Fax +41 (0)71 788 18 61

The lovely 1566 building with its ancient walk-in oven features 3 floors of alternating artwork from the 20th/21st century in its newly built section. The location is ideal for all kinds of events, from seminars to evening meals and wedding receptions. Top-notch music concerts take place on the first Friday of every month. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass. Opening times: April – Oct Nov – Mar

Museum Liner Appenzell Unterrainstrasse 5, CH-9050 Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 788 18 00 Fax +41 (0)71 788 18 01

Tue – Fri 10 am – 12 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm Sat/Sun 11 am –   5 pm Tue – Sat   2 pm –   5 pm Sun 11 am –   5 pm

Henry-Dunant-Museum Heiden Asylstrasse 2, CH-9410 Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71 891 44 04 Fax +41 (0)71 891 48 13

Museum Liner exhibits classic modern and contemporary art. Special events showcase the work of Carl August and Carl Walter Liner at regular intervals. Opened in 1998, Museum Liner was built by renowned architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass.

The Henry Dunant Museum is dedicated to the life and work of former Heiden resident, the founder of the Red Cross Henry Dunant. Until the end of June 2014, you can experience history and current events in an interactive special exhibition using an iPad. The museum is suitable for wheelchair access. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass.

Opening times: April – Oct Nov – Mar

Opening times:

Tue – Fri 10 am – 12 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm Sat/Sun 11 am –   5 pm Tue – Sat   2 pm –   5 pm Sun 11 am –   5 pm

Wed – Sat Sun

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 10 am – 12 am

Every Sunday (Nov – March, only first Sunday of month), 10:30 am free guided tour.

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M u s e u m s. Museum Heiden Kirchplatz 5 (Postoffice) CH-9410 Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71 891 14 22 Fax +41 (0)71 891 14 23

The Historical Museum contains exhibits relating to the village fire and the history of the spa resort, an impressive collection of home furnishings, naïve paintings on chests and cupboards, a working baroque organ, elaborate Easter manuscripts, antique objects, wooden wheels and music box. The Natural History Museum has a fascinating collection of stuffed songbirds and birds of prey, reptiles, wild animals and predators as well as an ethnological collection from Indonesia and an impressive geology section with precious stones and minerals. Admission free, voluntary donations. Special exhibition until the end of the year (Opening on 18th May): «School Certification». Carl Böckli – alias Bö. Exhibition, film screening and drawings archive on the «cartoonist with a sharp pen» and the long-time editor of «Nebelspalter». Opening times: Nov – Mar April, May, Oct June – Sept

Sun Wed, Sat, Sun Wed – Sun

Appenzell Folklore Museum (Volkskunde-Museum), Stein Dorf, CH-9063 Stein Tel. +41 (0)71 368 50 56 Fax +41 (0)71 368 50 55

Most important collection of naïve paintings in Switzerland. Embroidery machinery and weaving loom from the 19th century. Cottage industries and farmers’ crafts, with demonstrations. Appenzell handicrafts and folk art, Alpine cheese dairy in original Alpine hut, alternating special exhibitions and films. Free guided tour every first sunday in month, 2 pm. Opening times: Open all year round Tue – Sun and public holidays   1 April – 31 Oct Wed and Sat afternoons

2 pm – 4 pm 2 pm – 4 pm 2 pm – 4 pm

Museum Herisau Platz, CH-9102 Herisau Tel. +41 (0)71 352 40 10

The Museum Herisau is the history museum of Appenzell Ausserrhoden and gives a colourful variety of insights into the textile-dominated cultural history of the canton. The themes include knights and castles, mobility, mills, health, history of education, furniture and the writer Robert Walser (1878 –1956). Special offers for schools. The impressive banqueting hall can also be hired out for events from January to March. Special exhibition 2014: Herisau – large buildings and settlement development. Opening times: April – Dec Wed – Sun Other times on request for groups.

Closed Mondays 10 am – 5 pm Daily demonstrations of weaving and embroidery. Cheese-making in the Alpine hut

1 pm – 5 pm

Zeughaus Teufen (Teufen Armoury) Zeughausplatz 1, CH-9053 Teufen Tel. +41 (0)71 335 80 30

The Zeughaus Teufen is an important 19th century building and has been carefully modernised for contemporary use. In addition to pictures of Teufen artist Hans Zeller, the Grubenmann Museum displays the work of the Grubenmann family of master builders. These exhibitions are complemented by additional special exhibition and events. Opening times: Open all year round  

Wed/Fri/Sat   2 pm – 5 pm Thu   2 pm – 7 pm Sun 12 am – 5 pm Or by arrangement.

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M u s e u m s.

A c t i v i t i e s. Urnäsch Museum of Appenzell Customs (Brauchtumsmuseum) am Dorfplatz, CH-9107 Urnäsch Tel. +41 (0)71 364 23 22 Fax +41 (0)71 364 23 02

A small, refined museum with plenty of charm. In the narrow, winding rooms of the 400 year-old house with its sloping wooden floors are displays of home life, textiles and jewellery, New Year’s mummers (Silvesterchläus), alpine cattle drives, the lives of herdsmen, traditional string music and naive art. Special exhibitions can be found in the new house with its classic architecture. Admission free with Swiss Museum Pass. Opening times: 1 April – 1 Nov Mon – Sat 9 am – 11:30 am / 1:30 pm – 5 pm Sun 1:30 pm – 5 pm 2 Nov – 31 Mar  Mon – Sat  9 am – 11:30 am During the winter guided tours for groups on request. Applicable for all museums: Special opening times, group visits and guided tours by prior arrangement. Further information about museum please contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00 or

Exploring Adventure farms Families can enjoy goat trekking, helping out in the vineyard, building animals from hay or sleeping in tepees. Groups will be delighted by the varied farmhouse cooking – and amazed by the traditional pig races. These and many other novel experiences are offered by Appenzell Adventure Farms. (Electro-)Biking Our region has something to offer every type of cyclist – with attractive routes over asphalt, gravel and meadow trails for mountain bikers, a host of varied routes right across the region for keen cyclists and electric bikers. Fly across Appenzell’s charming rolling countryside with a smile on your face – with the «Flyer» electric bicycle. Guest houses and restaurants offer electric bikes for rent and new batteries if required. Further information in our cycling-, mountainbike- and elektrobike-map. Shared experiences (Groups) Strengthening the team spirit: this comes naturally during the Talerschwingen or a tricky Appenzell quiz. Engage in the adventure with your friends and colleagues – in a magnificent natural landscape like the Appenzellerland this is twice the fun. Further information in our broschure for groups experience. Paragliding This fascinating air sport is practiced throughout the Appenzellerland. Glide over the hills of the unique Appenzellerland and soak up the picture-book landscape. Golfing In this environment you ar free to concentrate on the important things in life – friendship, relaxation, pleasure and enjoyment. This 18-hole course, nestling in the high Alpine valley

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E sc tgi vi bi tti evs. A iel zu erfahren… Gais forest adventure area with nature trail Explore the forest, observe the animals, get to know the plants, identify shrubs, listen to the sounds, familiarize yourself with the forest and its surroundings – all right here in the forest. The Gais forest adventure area can be visited individually on a nature trail. At various stations topics on nature are presented and explained in a child-friendly manner. Incidentally, the forest adventure area can also be visited on a guided tour. Hiking In addition to the Alpstein region with its mountain inns and varied hiking paths, the hilly Appenzellerland high above Lake Constance also offers a diverse selection of routes for hiking enthusiasts. The 20 themed hiking routes as well as other beautiful paths promise unalloyed alpine pleasure. The 80 jokes for adults and 20 for children will amuse everyone and you over lush, green and flowerladen meadows that offer outstanding views over Lake Constance. On adventure tour explore the unique Appenzellerland in comfort with 2 cableways, Postbus and boat. Have an even more enjoyable walk along the Joke Trail with the Söndi children’s backpack. Further information in our hiking brochure. Further information about activities and experiences (cinema, minigolf, tennis etc.) please contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00 or of Gonten, offers something for everyone – no matter whether you’re a club member or not, whether you’re a regular or occasional player, whether you’re a beginner or play off single figures. At Gonten the only important thing is your enthusiasm for this wonderful game. Drive away the worries and cares of everyday life – at the Gonten Golf Club surrounded by friendly people and a stunning landscape. Children’s Paradise Sedel in Herisau Here the little guests find all that children’s heart desires and makes their eyes sparkle. The amusement park with its own restaurant has a children’s merry-go-round, slides, auto-scooter, swing and much more. An all-round adventurous experience for young and old!

The pure taste of the Appenzellerland Experience real Appenzeller hospitality in the living room, barn and class room!

Nordic Walking The Nordic Fitness Park Appenzellerland comprises of seven Nordic Fitness Centres. The individual centres are linked together by Nordic Walking Connector Trails. The result is a complete network of trails with about 350 kilometres of clearly signposted Nordic Walking Trails – a real paradise for any and every Nordic Walker. Further information in our nordic walking brochure. Good food Appenzeller Siedwurst, Appenzeller Mostbröckli, Appenzeller Biber – Appenzellerland is a paradise for gourmets and connoisseurs who want to know where the meat or cheese on their plate came from. The cuisine served in the Swiss region with probably the greatest density of restaurants is of course excellent. The «höckle ond gnüüsse» brochure serves guests as a small help in finding their way to a great restaurant experience in Appenzellerland. Order your free brochure from Appenzellerland Tourismus AR.

Family Anita and Chläus Dörig • Waldeggstr. 977 • 9053 Teufen • Tel. 071 333 12 30 Closed on mondays

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H o t Po t s.

A day accross the Appenzellerland.

Guesthouse Hirschen, Schwellbrunn Special The HotPot is the special wellness experience in the highest situated village of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. The bathing fun can be rounded off with a fine meal at the guesthouse Schwellbrunn. Bathrobe, towel and slippers are available for rent. Price up to 6 Persons CHF 120.– / from 7 Persons CHF 160.– Contact Katrin Tanner, Risi 373, 9103 Schwellbrunn, Tel. +41 (0)79 103 72 89 Farmhouse Broger, Urnäsch Special A wonderful view! In addition to the HotPot there is also a circus wagon available, where you can enjoy a catering after the bath. The offer includes: Spa pass, tea, water, fruit, sanitary facilities, beach towels, beach chairs. Price on request Contact Heidi and Sigi Broger, Berg, 9107 Urnäsch, Tel. +41 (0)71 364 12 23, Mobile +41 (0)79 460 68 52, Besebeiz zom Rechbergstöbli Forest Special Whether in summer or in winter, you can relax comfortably in the wood stove heated water at 38° and recover from the daily hustle and bustle. Subzero temperatures with snow flurries or a starry summer night: bathing in the Rechbergstöblis HotPot is a unique wellness pleasure. Price upon request Contact Heidi and Köbi Frehner family, Rechberg 60, 9044 Wald (AR), Telephone +41 (0)71 877 15 72, Alp Fischegg, Urnäsch Special Experience for yourself the alpine life and the Appenzell customs firsthand. Breathe in the mountain air and enjoy the magnificent views between Urnäsch and Schwägalp. Price on request Contact Biser-Fässler Family, 9107 Urnäsch, Telephone +41 (0)71 364 15 32,

Guided day trip between Lake Constance and Säntis Every Friday, 16 may, 13 june, 29 august, 26 september – Expert travel guides – Comfortable ride in a coach starting from Gossau SG (direct train connection from Zurich central railway station) – A guided visit to a farm, «Znüni» (brunch) and as a special highlight «Säulirennen» – Lunch at theme restaurant «Schnuggebock» of adventure Waldegg in Teufen – Walkabout tour in the garden of naturopathy pioneer A. Vogel – Guided stroll through Biedermeier village Heiden high above Lake Constance – Price per person only CHF 140.00 including typical Appenzell lunch!

For registration and further information:

N Heiden Gossau

Appenzellerland Tourismus AR Bahnhofstrasse 9410 Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71898 33 00


Appenzell Urnäsch

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R e l a x a n d r e c o v e r. Wellness Center Appenzell, Appenzell Tel. +41 (0)71 787 35 35 An oasis of well-being, health and enjoyment. The Appenzell Wellness Center has just the right offer for everyone. From large indoor pool to massages and activity classes – relaxation and recuperation for all the senses. Sauna, solarium Heilbad Unterrechstein, Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 88 The spa has expansive bathing areas with indoor and outdoor pools as well as various grottos. The spa also includes massage treatments and a wide range of different saunas to choose from. Hotel Heiden, Heiden Tel. +41 (0)71 898 15 15 An oasis in Appenzellerland – the perfect place to find peace, recuperation and relaxation. Hotel Heiden offers a comprehensive wellness programme in its WELL & SEE Spa as well as a variety of wellness treatments. Sport Center Herisau, Herisau Tel. +41 (0)71 353 30 00 The wellness centre with saunas, solaria, Kneipp bath and themed shower offers plenty of space for rest and relaxation. There is also a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing massages to promote well-being. Outdoor pools Appenzeller Badi Gais Heiden Sonnenberg, Herisau Rehetobel Teufen Waldstatt Ledi, Walzenhausen

a n u a S d n a Bath Massages Ayurveda Heilbad Unterrechstein Heiden 071 898 33 88



Tel. +41 (0)71 787 14 74 Tel. +41 (0)71 793 15 45 Tel. +41 (0)71 891 12 23 Tel. +41 (0)71 351 61 43 Tel. +41 (0)71 877 11 67 Tel. +41 (0)71 333 14 03 Tel. +41 (0)71 351 47 71 Tel. +41 (0)71 888 70 18

Further information about indoor pools, saunas and solaria please contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00 or

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A e r i a l c a b l e wa y s. Säntis – Aerial Cableway CH-9107 Schwägalp Tel. +41 (0)71 365 65 65 Fax +41 (0)71 365 65 66 Tel. Automat +41 (0)71 365 66 66 Service out of action due to maintenance work: 20.01.2014 – 07.02.2014. Trips every 30 minutes, continuous operation during busy times. Last outward journey: Half an hour before end of timetable. 01.01. – 19.01.2014 08.02. – 23.05.2014 24.05. – 19.10.2014 20.10. – 31.12.2014

Mon – Sun Mon – Fri Sat/Sun Mon – Fri Sat/Sun Mon – Sun

8:30 am – 5:00 pm 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 7:30 am – 6:00 pm 7:30 am – 6:30 pm 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Prices (ascent and descent) Children up to 16 years old  CHF 22.50 Adults  CHF 45.00 SBB ½-Tax / GA card  CHF 22.50

Jakobsbad – Kronberg Aerial Cableway AG CH-9108 Jakobsbad Tel. +41 (0)71 794 12 89 Fax +41 (0)71 794 16 13 Tel. Automat +41 (0)71 794 14 14

Trips every 30 minutes, continuous operation during busy times, service out of action due to maintenance work: March and November. 01.01.2014 – 09.03.2014 05.04.2014 – 30.06.2014 01.07.2014 – 19.10.2014 20.10.2014 – 16.11.2014

9:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sat/Sun/Holidays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat/Sun/Holidays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Prices (ascent and descent) Children up to 16 years old CHF 15.50 Adults CHF 31.00

der familien- und freizeitberg ► Luftseilbahn mit Wanderwegen für Klein und Gross ► Kronberg-Seilpark ► Kronberg-Bobbahn ► neuer Kinderspielplatz

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A e r i a l c a b l e wa y s. Wasserauen – Ebenalp Aerial Cableway AG CH-9057 Wasserauen Tel. +41 (0)71 799 12 12 Fax +41 (0)71 799 12 13 Tel. Automat +41 (0)71 799 15 44

Trips every 15 minutes. Service interrupted due to overhaul and reconstruction: April and November. Schedule tables on request. Evening- and Nighttrips on request, Tel. +41 (0)71 799 12 12. 01.01. – 23.03.2014 / 14.12. – 31.12.2014 03.05. – 30.05.2014  29.09. – 02.11.2014 31.05. – 29.06.2014 / 01.09. – 28.09.2014 30.06. – 31.08.2014 26.07. – 10.08.2014 Preise (Berg- und Talfahrt) Kinder bis 16 Jahre CHF 11.00 Erwachsene CHF 29.00

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Mo–Fr 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 6:00 pm 7:30 am – 7:00 pm 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

SBB ½-Tax / GA

Pfannenstiel – Alpsigel Aerial Cableway CH-9058 Brülisau Tel. +41 (0)71 799 18 43

An operator is on hand in fine weather to work the cable railway. At other times, operation is self-service. Schools and associations that register in advance can travel with an operator at reduced rates. (No reservations can be taken for weekends.) From 1 May until 31 October 2014 from 8 am until 6 pm runs during time. Closed from 1 November 2014 until 30 April 2015. Prices (ascent and descent) Children up to 16 years old CHF 12.00 Adults CHF 25.00 SBB ½-Tax / GA card no reductions

CHF 14.50

Brülisau – Hoher Kasten Aerial Cableway AG CH-9058 Brülisau Tel. +41 (0)71 799 13 22 Fax +41 (0)71 799 14 66 Tel. Automat +41 (0)71 799 17 43

Frümsen – Staubern Aerial Cableway Familie D. and J. Lüchinger CH-9467 Frümsen Tel. +41 (0)81 757 24 24

Trips every 30 minutes, all 15 minutes if required. Extra trips outside of the timetable is possible upon advance registration. Eveningtrips every Saturday in July and August until 10 pm.

Every hour on the hour from 7 am to 10 pm, every half-hour if there are 3 or more people. From May till New Year.

01.01. – 31.01.2014 01.02. – 31.03.2014 01.04. – 30.05.2014 31.05. – 04.07.2014 05.07. – 17.08.2014

Prices (ascent and descent) Children up to 16 years old CHF 15.00 Adults CHF 25.00 SBB ½-Tax / GA card No reductions

9:00 am – 4:00 pm July/august saturday closed 18.08. – 19.10.2014 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 20.10. – 30.11.2014 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 01.12. – 31.01.2015 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

7:30 am – 10:00 pm 8:00 am – 5:30 pm 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Prices (ascent and descent) Children up to 16 years old CHF 19.00 SBB ½-Tax / GA card CHF 19.00 Adults CHF 38.00

Other arrangements and tariffs for groups available on request with all cableway companies.

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R e g i o n a l e x c u r s i o n s. Lake Constance, The home ports on the Swiss banks of Lake Constance can be found in Romanshorn and Rorschach. Boat tours are operated from May to September at both Swiss and German ports, including those to the island of Mainau, Meersburg and Lindau. Two ferries run every hour the round between Romanshorn and Friedrichshafen.

City St. Gallen, The metropole of St.Gallen has an enormous past. It was founded and was named after the wandering Irish monk Gallus, who founded a monastery on the site in the year 612. Watching over the town is an imposing baroque cathedral, the heart of the Abbey District, which has been placed under the protection of UNESCO.

PubliCar Appenzell

Operating hours, reservation and information: 0848 Monday until Thursday Friday and Saturday Sundays and public holidays

55 30 60

06.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. 06.00 a.m. until 11.30 p.m. 07.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m.

Further information:, Webcode 10150

Toggenburg with Tone Trail, Safely between the Säntis and Churfirsten is the Toggenburg. Only 1 hour‘s drive from Lake Constance and Zurich. All your dreams will also come true if you enjoy winter sports and relaxation in nature. The Tone trail is open from June to October and starting from the Alp Sellamat goes to Oberdorf.

Vaduz with Citytrain, The vibrant capital with its cultural and strolling mile invites you to linger and offers a wide range of cultural attractions. The Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum, attractive shops, and culinary spots enhance the charm and beauty of a stay. Enjoy the surroundings of the capital Vaduz with a quiet ride on Vaduz‘s city train. Further information about regional excursions please contact Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00.

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E v e n t s. January 13 Alter Silvester (Old New Year) in Urnäsch, Waldstatt, Hundwil, Schwellbrunn February 2 Lichtmess (Candlemass), Schwinget in Gais 15 Alpstein Trophy Ebenalp, alpine touring ski race at full moon, starting at 19:00 pm, Schwende AI March 1 5 9 10 15 30

Fasnachtsumzug (Carnival procession) in Appenzell, from 14:00 pm Gidio Hosestoss procession in Herisau and Waldstatt Funkensonntag (Invocavit Sunday) in various communities Buebebloch (traditional procession) in Hundwil, Stein, Schwellbrunn, Herisau and Bloch Monday (Monday after Ash Wednesday) in Stein Fairy tales by Appenzell Zäuerli and classical string orchestra in Heiden Funkensonntag (Invocavit Sunday) in Appenzell

April 3–5 5 4–6 11–13 18 26 27

15th Appenzeller Kabarett-Tage (cabaret festivals), Aula Gringel in Appenzell Jazz Night on Säntis 29th International Santis Cup in Herisau (figure skating) Industrial Trade Exposition in Heiden Concert: G. F. Händel: The Messiah, in Heiden 14th Appenzell string music day in Urnäsch Landsgemeinde (cantonal assembly) in Appenzell, from 12.00 pm

May 1–3 7 17 24/25 24–25 29–31

10th International A Cappella Festival in the Gringel auditorium in Appenzell May market in Appenzell Classic night on Sänis Family day on Kronberg 1st Tüüfner Spring carnival Herzogenberg days in Heiden

June 8 14/15 14/15 16 17 19 20/22

Pfingsttanz (traditional Pentecost dance)on the Alp Fischegg in Urnäsch (Lilly Beizli), from 11.30 am Santis Classic, bike tour from Weinfelden with finish on Schwägalp Rock the Wolves in Wolfhalden, free-open-air Tour de Suisse, finish in Heiden, finishing site Tour de Suisse, start in Heiden Fronleichnamprozession (Corpus Christi procession) in Appenzell (only in good weather) 9th International Held Trophy in Appenzell (Appenzell balloon days)

July 5 13 13 18 27

Appenzeller pleasure hike Appenzeller Cantonal Schwinger day in Gonten (postponment date: July 20) Guardian angel Festival on the Ebenalp, from 10.30 am «Brülisauer day» on the Kronberg for the 50th anniversary of the aerial cable car Jakobsbad-Kronberg and the cable car Brülisau-Hoherkasten Day of the open alpine cheese dairies in Alpstein

August 1 4 8–10 9 15 17 23 23–24 31 30/31

Folk celebrations in various communities and districts 70 years of Passhöhe Stobete, Guest House Passhöhe 18th Country music festival in Appenzell MountainBike Event in Schwellbrunn «Gontner day» on the High box for the 50th anniversary of the aerial cable car Jakobsbad-Kronberg and the cable car Brülisau-Hoherkasten Schwägalp Schwinget (postponement date: 24 August 2014) Appenzeller pleasure hike Familyfestival in Urnäsch 28th Mountain Race on Hoher Kasten, start 9.15 am in the Brülisau church Gonten – dAischMusig (music festival) in Gonten

September 6–7 Biedermeier Festival in Heiden 20 Bike race in Walzenhausen–Lachen 20 Alpabfahrt (cattle drive to the Alpine pastures) and farmers market in Urnäsch 20/21 Alpstein Bike Around the Alpstein, from Brülisau October 3–6 Herisau annual and goods market 4/5 Cheese Festival on the Schwägalp 10 Annual market in Heiden November 21–23 Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Fair) at the Kursaal in Heiden 30 Advent Sunday in Heiden, from 11:00 am 30 Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Fair) in Wienacht , from 9:00 am December 3 Chlausmarkt (St. Nicholas Fair) in Appenzell 6 Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Fair) in Trogen, from 9:00 am 6/7 Herisauer Christkindlimarkt (Christmas Fair) 7 Christkindlimarkt (Christmas Fair)in Appenzell 31 Silvesterchlausen (New Year’s Eve mummers) in Urnäsch,Waldstatt , Hundwil, Stein, Herisau, Schwellbrunn, Teufen and Bühler For information on various Alpstobeten (Alpine celebrations), cattle shows and Appenzell music events, see page 15-17. Data without guarantee.

Appenzell Gourmet Hike. Lovers of hiking, good food and the Appenzellerland countryside are promised an unforgettable day. Walk from one course to the next. Saturday, 5 July and 23 August 2014 Information and booking: Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Bahnhofstrasse 2, 9410 Heiden Tel. + 41 (0)71 898 33 00,

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Useful information. Here to help We’re delighted to help you prepare for a variety of excursions. We can assist in the organisation of group events, conferences and congresses. We have lots of information on guided tours around local towns, villages and museums.

Sönd willkomm!

Öffnungszeiten Tourist Informationen Heiden, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 01 May – October Mon – Fr   8 am – 00:05 pm / 00:50 pm – 5:00 pm Sat/Sun 10 am –  2:30 pm November – April Mon – Fri   8 am – 00:05 pm / 00:50 pm – 5:00 pm Urnäsch, Tel. +41 (0)71 364 26 40 January – December Mon – Sat   9 am– 11:30 am Appenzell, Tel. +41 (0)71 788 96 41 mid-May – mid-Oct Mon – Fri   9 am – 12 am / 1:30 pm – 6 pm Sat 10 am –  5 pm Sun 10 am – 12 am / 2 pm – 5 pm mid-Oct – mid-May Mon – Fri   9 am – 12 am / 2 pm –  5 pm Sat/Sun  2 pm –  5 pm

Brochures Appenzellerland Tourism All brochures can be found at or ordered from Appenzellerland Tourism AR, Tel. +41 (0)71 898 33 00. The brochures are available also in the railway stations from appenzeller line.

Click, click … Appenzellerland adventure: Customs and Traditions Learn about Alpfahrt (cattle drive to the Alpine pastures) to Silvesterchlausen winter festival online. Wellness and Health Discover from Hotpot to herbal tips online.

Important contact numbers Police (emergency) 117 Ambulance 144 Fire brigade 118 Emergency breakdown 0800 140 140 Weather forecast 162

Air Rescue Appenzell Hospital Heiden Hospital Herisau Hospital

1414 Tel. +41 (0)71 788 75 75 Tel. +41 (0)71 898 61 11 Tel. +41 (0)71 353 21 11

Exercise and Sport Plan Alpstein hike to snowshoe tour online. Pleasure Find culinary highlights above the sea of mist online. Accommodations Book journeys of discovery into the Appenzellerland online. All this and much more on Chönd zonis!

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O u r p a r t n e r s. Appenzellerland Regionalmarketing AG


SO Appenzeller K채se GmbH

Bischofberger AG

Goba AG Mineralquelle und Manufaktur

Appenzeller Bahnen AG


Appenzeller Bahnen. Appenzeller Kantonalbank

Come on board and enjoy a relaxing journey through the outstanding landscape of Appenzellerland.

For more information, contact Appenzell Station Tel. +41 71 788 50 50

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