Canton Appenzell has something to offer lovers of art and history. Of course, you shouldn't miss visiting the village of Appenzell's picturesque main street.

Tour of Appenzell, Dorfführung / guided tour of the village -Tourist Office, duration 1 to 1.5 



Visit to the Museum Appenzell, / Appenzell Museum - crafts and folklore, history, embroidery, traditional costumes, state and law, the history of tourism

Visit to the Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, / Appenzell Art Gallery - (pottery kilns from the 16th century): guided tours possible by arrangement

Visit to the  Kunstmuseum Appenzell: / Art Museum : guided tours possible by arrangement

Visit to the Volkskundemuseums in Stein AR / Folklore Museum

Visit to the Schaukäserei in Stein AR, / Cheese Factory AR, about 10 km from Appenzell, duration 1 hour.

Visit to the  Stiftsbibliothek in St.Gallen  / Monastic Library

Visit to the  Museum für Appenzeller Brauchtum, Urnäsch AR  / Museums of Appenzeller Customs / Traditions



The Alpstein mountain range is a wonderful area for hiking. There are a large number of trails to choose from, ranging from a simple walk to a challenging mountain hike. Moreover you won't have the bother of lugging heavy provisions with you, as surely one of the 27 mountain restaurants dotted along the way will amply meet your needs. 

If you decide to forgo the rigours of a long mountain hike, then  perhaps the right way to travel is on one of the six cableways Luftseilbahnen currently in commission. Valley walks are easy and pleasant in the gentle hilly landscape and there are different walking trail themes Themenwanderwege to choose from. Would you like to walk without your boots? Our barefoot trail  Barfussweg was especially created for just that purpose. Further route suggestions are found at the following link: Weitere Routenvorschläge.

Haus Lydia

Eggerstandenstrasse 53

9050 Appenzell



Tel:  +41 71 787 42 33

Mobil:  +41 76 377 39 78