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Switzerland 2016 – Last Day in Appenzell

Our last day in Appenzell we take a stroll down the road to Steinegg, revisit the Appenzell Show Cheese Dairy to take in a live folk-music performance, and later we go back up the Santis! Photos from our visit:


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Switzerland 2016 – Santis

A little higher than the Ebenalp, the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland is the Santis at over 2500 meters above sea level. We take a 10 minute, 2300 meter long cable car ride to the summit station. The Santis has been…


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Switzerland 2016 – Hoher Mountain

Another day another mountain to explore in Appenzell. Today it’s the Hoher Kasten, a 1791 meter peak in the Appenzell Alps overlooking the Rhine. Our cable car starts at the base station in Brulisau a little south of Appenzell. Originally built in 1964, the cable…


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Switzerland 2016 – Kronberg

The 1663 meter tall Kronberg mountain, in the western part of Appenzell near the town of Jakobsbad, boasts a cable car, great luge ride down the mountain, a rope park, and miles of hiking trails. The rope park features 52 active elements like swaying obstacles…


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Switzerland 2016 – Appenzell – Ebenalp and Stein

We start our day at the top of the Ebenalp the northernmost summit of the Appenzell Alps – the Ebenalp. Since 1955 this mountain has been a popular hiking and parasailing destination for tourists and locals. Later we drive to Stein and visit the Appenzeller Show Cheese Dairy to see just how those yummy Swiss cheeses are made. Next door to the Appenzeller Show Cheese Dairy in Stein is the Folklore museum, which showcases the rich farming and Alpine dairy traditions of Appenzell.


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Switzerland For the First Time

Our big adventure for 2007 was our trip to Switzerland.  We spent months planning our trip using a combination of Rick Steve’s Switzerland 2007 guide book, Google Earth, and websites.  Finally in June of 2007, we boarded our plane at Seatac and started our journey. …