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anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

hello! how r u? thanks for any suggestions. i guess finding somewhere nice to stay in CH is not exactly difficult BUT i dont want to spend too much and so im looking for somewhere nice not too far from Zurich ... im thinking Appenzell!

has anyone been here for a trip? or maybe someone has other recommendations?

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Old 11.12.2020, 13:43
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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

https://www.sbb.ch/de/freizeit-ferie...ausfluege.html


You can get cheap day tickets for travel within Switzerland.
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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

I've been for a day trip there several times. It's very lovely, quite touristy, and a little bit... wierd. Even for Switzerland.


Nice mountains. There's a cable car up one of them (We didn't go, it was snowing so hard the top cameras showed whiteout.


Don't forget to do the Brewery Visit, go to the Appenzeller factory, stop off at the Bergkase Farm etc. etc.





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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

I took family visiting from the US to Appenzell for a day trip a year ago in June. We took a cable car up to Ebenalp and walked down through the caves to the Berghaus Aescher Hotel/Restaurant. The views were stunning and the restaurant was quite good. (Just checked and the hotel/restaurant is closed for the season and will not reopen until May)

The town is a bit touristy/kitschy but is a nice day/overnight trip -especially if one enjoys hiking.
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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

Besides Appenzell and Ebenalp, I would also recommend visiting Herisau and Urnäsch (I especially enjoyed the museum in Urnäsch)
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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

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and a little bit... wierd. .


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cant wait!

thanks for the suggestions, i'll check it all out.

btw, doing some looking around myself i found that appenzell tourist board are giving free train tickets there and back (from within ch) if you stay 3 nights or more. here's the link:

https://www.appenzell.ch/en/service/...departure.html
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Re: anyone been to Appenzell/ also other recs for a two day trip?

ok so anyway i just thought id update and what do you know, i've booked somewhere completely different everywhere in appenzell was really expensive tbh! so basically im going to Weggen, near Luzerne ...it's a small town on the lake next to a berg, at the top of which is a thermal baths. sounds fab! you even get the boat from luzerne for added funtimes.

got the last room at a lake side hotel for 125 chf per night, altho tbh i think its only fair that my gf gets to choose top bunk or bottom bunk . seriously tho.

it could have been worse i suppose, my cheapy clicking finger almost picked shared bathroom.

also train and boat for 2 people return with supersaver is like 70 chf.
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