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Exploring Appenzell region

Appenzell region actually consists of 2 half-cantons - Appenzell Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden. It is considered to be one of the most conservative areas of Switzerland. For example, women got voting rights in Appenzell Innerrhoden as late as in 1991!!!


Both Appenzells were in my cantons challenge list and I managed to visit both in one day. I decided to do a hike that starts from Appenzell District (capital of Appenzell Innerrhoden) and ends in Urnäsch (a small town in Appenzell Ausserrhoden).

Appenzell District with its colorful houses is a definite must-see. It is full of tourists and tourist shops but it is just lovely. You can try the famous products from Appenzell - pastries (Biber, Chäsflade, Chrempfli), beer, cheese, sausages etc. You can read more about it here.

After walking around in Appenzell District for a little bit, we started the hike. There is a 5-km stretch that is meant for barefoot hiking and most of there people were doing it barefoot, including us. It…