Welcome to Appenzell
Appenzell looks as though it has been plucked straight from the pages of a children's bedtime story. Behind the gaily muralled facades of its gabled houses lie Konditoreien (cake shops), craft shops, delis, butchers, and taverns dishing up cheese-laden specialities. The Sitter River curves through the town and beyond to meadows of velvet green that pucker and rise to mountains sheer and ragged. This is Swiss dairy country par excellence: deeply traditional, endearingly authentic and still rooted in farming customs that have been honoured for generations.