Appenzell

Travel Guide
Appenzell
This fairy-tale village, set amid lush Alpine valleys and soaring mountains, is a gateway to superb culinary, hiking and skiing experiences.

Delve deep into the heart of one of Switzerland’s most traditional areas at Appenzell. This quaint village sits peacefully in the Appenzell Innerrhoden canton, a region famous for cattle farming and cheese making. Admire the artistic flair of Appenzell while wandering the historic village streets. Experience farming and folk customs at lively festivals and enjoy outdoor adventures in the surrounding Appenzell Alps.

The car-free village center is an ideal place to explore on foot. Peek inside boutiques and galleries and marvel at the artistic façades of the buildings on Hauptgasse. One example is the Hampi Fässler House, which is decorated with shutters painted by Adalbert Fässler. Other impressive landmarks are the Appenzell Castle and Heiligkreuzkapelle church. Learn about regional history at Appenzeller Museum and visit Landsgemeindeplatz, a square where regional parliamentary elections are held.

Cross the river and visit the Appenzell Brewery. See how beer is made using spring water, browse displays of historic brewing equipment and sample various styles of beer. English audio guides are available.

During the summer, the meadows, mountains and valleys of the Appenzell Alps provide the perfect setting for hikes. Ride in a cable car from Wasserauen to 5,380-foot (1,640-meter) tall Ebenalp, one of the Alpstein peaks. Kick off your shoes and walk barefoot along the pristine trails around Gonten. Find more hiking routes and exquisite views over the Rhine Valley at 5,885-foot (1,794-meter) tall Hoher Kasten.

Come in winter to explore a network of 124 miles (200 kilometers) of cross-country ski terrain. Ebenalp-Schwende Ski Area and Kronberg Ski Area are two well-equipped resorts popular among skiers and snowboarders.

Be sure to try Appenzeller cheese, a spicy brine-cured cheese that has been made for over 700 years. Sample other local delicacies at rural restaurants spread out along the Alpstein trails.

Appenzell is just a 2-hour train ride from Zurich and a 30-minute journey from St. Gallen. Have a fun visit in August, when the Ländlerfest offers a celebration of folk music and dance.

Hotel Löwen Appenzell
Hotel Löwen Appenzell
3 out of 5
Hauptgasse 25, Appenzell, 9050
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹14,307 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Appenzell. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (112 reviews)
"Clean, nice room, good breakfast"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Hotel Appenzell
Hotel Appenzell
3 out of 5
Hauptgasse 37, Appenzell, AI, 9050
The price is ₹17,485 per night from 17 Oct to 18 Oct
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Appenzell. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
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Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Hecht
Hecht
3 out of 5
Hauptgasse 9, Appenzell, AI, 9050
The price is ₹15,896 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Appenzell. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a sauna. Popular attractions Appenzell Museum and Alpine Panorama ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (101 reviews)
"Lovely room. Very unique and warm feeling. The staff were wonderful. Nice breakfast offered in the morning. Close to everything in Appenzell."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

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Bregenzer Strasse 152, Lindau, BY, 88131
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Lindau. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Popular attractions Kleiner Strand and Mili - Traditionsbad are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (24 reviews)
"A wonderful apartment hotel with small kitchen equipment including hob and fridge. Site close to the Bodensee water front (5 minutes) and situated on the Austro-German boarder. Breakfast on the balcony was a nice finish to my visit. Very quite area. Lovely stay."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Chalet Park Maier
Chalet Park Maier
Reichshofstraße 11, Mäder, Vorarlberg, 6841
Stay at this chalet in Mäder. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Hohenems Palace and Jewish Museum are located nearby. Discover ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
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Reviewed on 29 Sep 2022

Elefantenhaus Homberg
Elefantenhaus Homberg
Homberg 329, Neckertal, Sankt Gallen, 9125
Stay at this holiday home in Brunnadern. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions St. James Way and Blaue Piste are located nearby. ...
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