Appenzell is home to my favorite beer in Switzerland, Appenzeller Bier. The Locher Brewery has been turning out batches of their tasty brew for over a century. You're unlikely to find any beer on tap (unless you buy a 5 liter pony keg for yourself), but the distinctive rubber-stopper bottles are available just about everywhere. There are over a dozen varieties (including a hemp beer!), but my two favorites are the Hefeweizen (wheat beer) and the original unfiltered "Quöllfrisch" brand. So while in Appenzell, you could do worse than pop open a bottle or three of the local brew.
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
- Hiking and Walking
Watch out for the great guildsigns
Watch out for the great guildsigns that you will find all over the centre of the town of Appenzell. They mostly date back to a time, when most people were not able to read an inscription at a shop, so you will find the profession explaned there by symbols and pictures.
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
the symbol of the open-air parliament
Yes, in Appenzell they have the "Landsgemeinde" where people vote on this square. Only 2 cantons in Switzerland still practise this custom .
In this 'blue house' you will...
In this 'blue house' you will find a museum about Appenzell. Don't miss my travelogue for more pics!
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