Folk music to fall for

A double bass, a fiddle, a dulcimer and a dance floor – that’s all the people of Appenzell need to be able to celebrate until the early hours. The charming custom of the “Stubete”, a relaxed get-together of folk musicians, is highly popular to this day.

Folk music to fall for
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Hornussen

The team initiating this game beats the Hornuss, called "Nouss" (“Nut”) with sticks as far as possible into the opponents’ field. With a “shingle” attached to a long stick, held upright or thrown high, the opposing team has to stop the Nouss (arriving at a speed of 150km/h) as soon as possible, and at the latest before it hits the ground.

Hornussen
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Alphorn

The alphorn is the Swiss national instrument and symbol of dairy farming. The alphorn is crooked like a fir grown on a hillside it resembles. The wooden mouthpiece facilitates the generation of natural sounds, which are touching and heart-warming. Since 1910, the Swiss Yodeling Association has promoted the alphorn tradition in courses.

Alphorn
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Nendaz, the Capital of the Alphorn

A true love story connects Nendaz to the Alphorn.

This alpine instrument has ruled our region for a long time.

Nendaz, the Capital of the Alphorn
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