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Canton of Appenzell

4.4
Mountains · Outdoor Activities · Specialty Museums

Popular things to do in Canton of Appenzell

Santis der Berg ©
Mountain
Santis der Berg Urnaesch
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Seealpsee ©
Outdoor Activity
Seealpsee Wasserauen
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli
Landmark
Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli Schwende
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Hoher Kasten ©
Outdoor Activity
Hoher Kasten Bruelisau
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings. Add Canton of Appenzell and other destinations in Switzerland to your travel plans using our Switzerland trip planner.

Museums in Canton of Appenzell

Museum Appenzell ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Appenzell Appenzell
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Specialty Museum
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch Urnaesch
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Specialty Museum
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR Stein
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch ©
Specialty Museum
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch Urnaesch
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Canton of Appenzell

Kirchturm Heiden ©
Landmark
Kirchturm Heiden Heiden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Witzweg
Hiking Trail
Witzweg Heiden
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Specialty Museum
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte Appenzell
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz Trogen
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Canton of Appenzell

Kronberg ©
Mountain
Kronberg Gonten
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Die WildkirchliHoehlen
Cave
Die WildkirchliHoehlen Wasserauen
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Trails in Canton of Appenzell

Lillyweg ©
Hiking Trail
Lillyweg Urnaesch
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Hiking Trail
Eggen-Hohenweg Teufen
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Outdoors in Canton of Appenzell

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Appenzeller Badi ©
Outdoor Activity
Appenzeller Badi Appenzell
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Flightbase ©
Outdoor Activity
Flightbase Rehetobel
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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