Interview with Andreas Frey, Managing Director of Appenzellerland Tourism
It may be a lesser-known part of Switzerland to international visitors but the authentic and unspoilt scenery of Appenzellerland makes it the ideal destination for a relaxing vacation.
In this episode, I’m joined by Andreas Frey of Appenzellerland Tourism to chat about the region and to learn more about the centuries-old customs and traditions that are still proudly practiced by the locals today.
Topics discussed in this episode include:
- Where is Appenzellerland?
- Customs and traditions of Appenzellerland
- Famous products from Appenzellerland
- Towns to visit in Appenzellerland
- Outdoor activities
- Mt. Säntis
- Must-do activities for a two day visit to Appenzellerland
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In this episode, you’ll hear mention of the following:
>> Mummer’s Procession – the New Year’s Eve festival held on 31 December and 13 January
>> Bloch Festival – 20 men pull the last felled tree of winter through the village
>> Alpfahrt and Alpabfahrt – the colourful processions when cows ascend (alpfahrt) and descend (alpabfahrt) the mountain pastures
>> Alpstobete – a summer music festival which features yodelling and herdsmen throwing bells
>> Biberli – Appenzeller gingerbread cookies with honey and nuts
>> Hornkuh-Käse – cheese made only from cows with horns
>> Reka – a vacation village for families in Urnäsch
You can also read our detailed guide to Appenzellerland here. It provides further in-depth information about many of the places mentioned in the podcast.
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