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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.

Appenzeller® Cheese

The uniquely spicy cheese from Appenzellerland. Appenzeller ® is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years.

The uniquely spicy cheese from Appenzellerland.

Appenzeller ® is one of Switzerland’s great gastronomic treasures. The country’s spiciest cheese has been made by hand in the same way for more than 700 years. The gentle, hilly landscape between Lake Constance and the Säntis massif with its lush, healthy, nutritious herb-filled grass is the secret of the natural raw milk from which Appenzeller ® is made. The age-old craft of making cheese by hand is as much a part of the living heritage of the Appenzellerland as the local traditions of string music and rustic painting on wood.

Biber and Bitters in Appenzell

The day begins at the bakery, where you make your own Appenzeller Biber, a traditional gingerbread with honey and nuts, which you can of course take home with you. After lunch you visit a craftsman, and make your own key ring; and round off the day with a coffee and a visit to the producers of traditional Appenzeller Alpenbitter – an herbal digestive liqueur.