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!!!
|Symbol of Appenzell|
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).
This part of the hike is mostly flat. The trail also passes by the golf course which looks very nice with the small ponds and hills in the background.
|Gontenbad golf course|
|Gasthaus Bären in Gonten where we had lunch|
|Getting up to the sledge ride starting point|
|Hilly terrain from Jakobsbad to Urnäsch|
There are also sections that go through the woods where you can enjoy the shady escape from the sun. And then finally we saw Urnäsch:
|View to Urnäsch|
|Main street of Urnäsch|
Some useful links:
- Appenzell tourism - http://www.appenzell.ch/en/home.html
- Hike description - http://www.wanderland.ch/en/routes/etappe-01153.html
- Barefoot trail - http://www.appenzell.ch/en/alpstein/hiking/hiking-tour-suggestions/barefoot-trail.html
- Kronberg - http://www.kronberg.ch/en/home.html