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Appenzell Guided Walking Tour

1.5 Hours
Global Essentials
Mild

From (USD) $284 Per Person

Appenzell Guided Walking Tour

1.5 Hours
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From (USD) $284 Per Person

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      Appenzell Guided Walking Tour

      Appenzell, Switzerland
      From (USD) $284 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Village landmarks: Stroll past the colorful houses, impressive parish church, Schloss (castle), and historic village square of this traditional Alpine village.
      • Personalized to your preferences: Your local guide will be delighted to tailor the walking tour. Linger at attractions of interest, or add new ones to the agenda.
      • Art and culture: View the work of visual artist Roman Signer, a native of Appenzell, and learn about the village customs and traditions still practiced today.
      About this Appenzell Tour

      If you've ever dreamed of strolling through a village straight out of a fairy tale, welcome to Appenzell. Tucked into the rolling Alpine landscape, this picture-perfect village, the cultural center of the smallest Swiss canton, still follows the rural customs and traditions of yore, like the ceremonial descent of the cows from mountain pastures each fall. So if you think you hear the echo of yodel-ay-ee-ooo from the hills, it's not your imagination!

      Walking is the best way to explore this car-free village. Amble along the Hauptgasse (main street) to view the hand-painted frescoes that adorn the facades of Appenzell's homes and shops. Take a turn around the historic town square, the tongue-twisting Landsgemeindeplatz, where shops tempt with local handicrafts and culinary treats.

      While your guide will tell you about the region's centuries-old way of life, you can see more at the Appenzell Museum, housed in a 400-year-old home. Exhibits range from traditional folk music and alpine cattle drives to Silvesterchlaus, which puts a medieval spin on the New Year's mummer parade. Your tour may also take you past artwork by Appenzell's own Roman Signer, a visual artist known for his "action sculptures."

      Cuckoo for cookies?

      Fuel your Appenzell adventure with a local treat like biber. (No relation to Justin!) Thisthick gingerbread cookie (aka AppenzellerBarli-Biber) is filled with almond paste, baked in charming wooden molds, and glazed in honey. Other area specialties include Appenzeller cheese (a brined, hard, cow's-milk cheese) and AppenzellerAlpenbitter, a 100% natural spirit made from 42 herbs. But don't ask for the recipe. It's been a family secret for over a century. Can't decide? You can never go wrong with Swiss chocolate.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring water Bring water
      Bring photo ID Bring photo ID
      Bring snack Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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