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Appenzell, Switzerland
26 May — 27 May2
Appenzell, Switzerland
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Appenzell. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 19 May 2024.
Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Appenzell:$275/night
Cheapest price found:$85/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$215 - $366
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$214 - $327
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Appenzell

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About Appenzell

Appenzell is a chocolate-box village set in the foothills of the Alpstein mountains. Stroll around the historic centre filled with brightly painted wooden houses and visit a museum dedicated to alpine folklore. The hiking is incredible, with trails winding through the mountains and immersing you in the postcard-perfect alpine landscapes.

Things to do in Appenzell

The Altstadt feels like stepping into a storybook. Stroll along streets lined with gingerbread-style houses painted in bright colours. Hand-painted shop signs and balconies overflowing with flowers add to the fairy-tale charm. Find some of the prettiest buildings clustered around Landsgemeindeplatz, the picturesque main square.

Learn about alpine culture and traditions at the Appenzeller Volkskunde Museum. The folklore museum offers a fascinating glimpse of life in rural Switzerland. The collection features everything from agricultural tools to traditional embroidery. Attend weaving workshops, cheesemaking demonstrations and other interactive events in the summer months.

Hiking trails and cable cars make it easy to explore the mountains surrounding Appenzell. Get lost in a patchwork of rolling green hills and wildflower-filled meadows. Santis Peak is one of the tallest in the region and treats you to panoramic views over the countryside. Ride the cable car to the summit or work up a sweat on the steep hiking trail. Hohe Kasten is another popular hike and features spectacular views over the Rhine valley. Winter snowfall transforms the countryside into prime cross-country skiing territory.

The tiny village of Werdenberg is one of the oldest settlements in Switzerland. It’s an easy day trip from Appenzell and features dozens of adorable timber houses set beneath a centuries-old castle. Get up to speed on local history at the museum and enjoy lunch at the bistro in the castle courtyard.

Getting around Appenzell

Appenzell is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The Altstadt is car-free, with parking available on the outskirts of the village. The village is a one-hour drive from Zurich and two hours by train. Zurich Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.

Facts about staying in Appenzell

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  • What are the best hotels in Appenzell?

    Appenzell is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is NEW - renovated Bitzi - with a view, which has a current rating of 9.8. For other potential stays, consider Adler Hotel and Alte Metzg - Boutique Pension, which can also be great places to stay in Appenzell.

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