Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Discover interesting things in the Swiss Appenzell region - where the landscape is as beautiful as a fairy tale

Discover interesting things in the Swiss Appenzell region - where the landscape is as beautiful as a fairy tale

Appenzell located in the northeast of Switzerland is a beautiful fairytale mountain. If you are planning your Appenzell trip, here's what to know!
The Appenzell region is located in the northeastern part of Switzerland near the border with Austria and is one of the country's most historic states. The small town of Appenzell, with just 6,000 inhabitants, is the state capital and the most important city in the surrounding area. The entire Appenzell area is like a magical landscape that has popped up in a fairy tale, with stunning landscapes, mountains, lakes and small villages, that you'll definitely love!

What to see in Appenzell Switzerland?

Appenzell village: This very small town with 6,000 inhabitants is the capital of the entire state of Appenzell and is considered one of the most traditional towns of Switzerland. Tradition in every corner of the city makes it even more beautiful. Appenzell village is crossed by a small river and its main road, Hauptgasse, runs through the city. This central pedestrian street is home to most of the city's shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as the city hall. Certainly, if you walk on this 500 meter path you will see the largest and most beautiful part of the city.
Lake Seealpsee is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes you'll ever see while traveling to Appenzell ! In a very romantic setting that whenever you visit it, you will wonder if this landscape exists in reality! The beauty of the lake and its surroundings is beyond words, even the photos cannot fully describe the beauty that you will see when you come here!

Appenzell Switzerland TourismLake Seealpsee

The Seealpsee is just 9 km from the center of the Appenzell region and is easily accessible by car. Spend a day at this magical site, wander around the lake and arrive at the Aescher hotel below. Seealpsee is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the entire region, and if you only have time to see an Appenzell tourist spot , this is definitely the lake!
The Aescher Hotel was literally built inside the high mountains and is a very popular attraction in the Swiss Appenzell district . The previous hotel, because it could not stay overnight, only served meals or coffee to guests, with beautiful views of the alpine views. There is no way that you can reach the hotel by car or other means. The only way to visit Aescher is to take the Wasserauen-Ebenalp cable car, which costs 27 Swiss francs per round trip. A much more difficult way to get to this wonderful site is from Lake Seealpsee through a rather difficult hiking trail. The Aescher Hotel operates from May to November.
The old cheese factory: long ago is located in the village of Stein, just 8 kilometers from the tourist center Appenzell and will be a great experience if you want to visit it. Inside the cheese factory as well as its museum, you will find the surprising secrets of local cheese production and you will be able to visit its facilities. Don't forget to try some cheeses at its restaurant, as everything is delicious. Though a bit pricey but definitely worth a try and maybe buy a few of them.

Excursions nearby Appenzell

Appenzell is a relatively small area in Switzerland, and if you rent a car, you won't need more than 2-3 days to see everything. Of course, the best excursion from Appenzell is the Seealpsee Lake along with the Aescher hotel. Those are the most impressive sights in the area, along with some hikes around the highest mountain, known as the Säntis. The entire area itself is an attraction and the scenery you see is truly amazing, all you have to do is drive around and discover its magic.

What to eat at Appenzell?

Appenzell is one of the most traditional regions of Switzerland and even the Swiss people consider the inhabitants to be the most traditional. When you travel to Appenzell , you will find this area famous for its unbelievably delicious cheeses and you will find this really surprising! You can try them out from a few small stores or even better from the manufacturers themselves. Most of them sell directly and the quality of the product is very high.

How to get here? Where?

To explore the beauty of this Swiss state of Appenzell , you should rent a car, which will allow you to see the rather small Appenzell area in a short period of time. Of course, even choosing to rent a bike is not bad at all, as the mileage is not great and it is also an enjoyable experience. The nearest airport is Zurich and about 95 km from Appenzell, 1:30 minutes by car.
Accommodation in the country of Switzerland is generally very expensive compared to the common ground of other countries, but the Appenzell district is a bit cheaper (not too much) for some reason compared to other tourist areas of Switzerland and major cities. A good double room in the Appenzell area costs around 80-120 Swiss francs per night. You can book through online booking sites for the best prices.

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