On the way to Appenzell we pass the town of Sankt Gallen, sure worth to visit again.

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 We arrived in Appenzell on Thursday 1st of August which is the Swiss National day, so there was a lot of celebration going on.

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Ruin Clanx

The above Panorama shot I took from the Ruin Clanx (map on the left), nord of the town Appenzell.

Music by the famous yodel club “Alpeblueme Herisau with the song Zäuerli” 

The weather was very nice and VERY hot… on Friday we hike from the town of Appenzell to Stein where the “Appenzeller Show Cheese Dairy” is located, the place where thye make the famous Appenzeller cheese.

On Saturday there was the Alphorn festival at lake Seealpsee, very interesting indeed.

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Early on Sunday, yes really early at 6:00 o’clock we went with the cable car to the top of Säntis mountain (2502m / 8208f). Watching the beautiful sunrise.

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After meditating (can you find Lingga on the Photo on the left?) and a hearty breakfast we enjoyed the scenery….

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Once back down we attended a mountain service, held by the famous pastor Beat Antenen. The ceremony was accompanied by a yodeling group and by a group of alpenhorns, very different.

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