Appenzell is the capital of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Appenzell has no municipal government of its own; rather, the different parts of Appenzell belong to the districts Appenzell, Schwende and R?te. Because of that, for firefighting, energy and water, the town Appenzell has a special-purpose municipality, the Feuerschaugemeinde.
In 1071 the town was referred to as Abbacella. By 1223 this changed to Abbatiscella, meaning the Abbot's cell. This refers to the landlord of the abbey.
witzerland is the oldest living democracy in the world.
Situated in the heart of Europe, it was formed in 1291
by the “Everlasting League” of the three founding
Cantons: Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. The perfect
destination for walking, with its magnificent landscape
ranging from the mighty Alps to the lower foothills,
Switzerland is woven with gentle, rolling farmland and a
matchless transportation network of trains, buses and lifts
which makes every district and village easily accessible to
walkers and hikers. On this trip, travelers will experience the
convenience of having a comfortable home base to return
to each evening. Each carefully chosen hotel’s location
guarantees that the group may venture out each morning
to explore the country, while still making it home in time for
Appearance: The Appenzell Goat is a pure white goat with mid-length hair. It has a powerful, harmoniously built body. The limbs are powerful and well positioned. The body is somewhat broader than that of the Saanen and therefore somewhat smaller. This goat is bred hornless. The height of the whithers is said to be 75 to 85 cm with bucks, and 70 to 80 cm with the nannies. The male animals are on average 65 kg in weight, and the female approx. 45 kg.
Distribution: The Appenzell Goat is found above all in both cantons Appenzell and St. Gallen (Toggenburg). In canton Zurich only the Zurich Goat is bred (today only very little!). It is a cross between the Appenzell and the Saanen.
Switzerland, perhaps more than any of its European neighbors, is a nation built on belief. That is, the Swiss Confederation exists primarily because of its citizens’ belief in their ability to direct their own destiny. It was this belief that drove the confederates to create alliances, defend and expand their territory, overcome internal religious and social conflict and, eventually, to establish a government that would allow for the necessary balance between individuality and national unity.
Nestled in the area known as the Bodensee, the waters of Lake Constance caress the shores of four countries. Our base from which to discover the allure of these scenic shores is the German town of Konstanz. We'll visit the Napoleonic Museum at Arenenberg Castle and admire the charming half-timbered houses of Stein am Rhine. We'll witness the grandeur of Europe's largest waterfall, the Rhine Falls, in Switzerland and marvel at the beauty of the flower island of Mainau and the monastic architecture on Reichenau Island. Bregenz offers us a tour and a panoramic cable car railway ride. We will see the baroque architecture of St. Gallen and tour a cheese dairy at Appenzell, then travel to Liechtenstein and its capital, Vaduz. We will also have the opportunity to visit the picturesque town of Meersburg and Birnau, known for its Cistercian basilica.
This collection of traditional z?uerli (wordless yodels) was recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in the Appenzell region of northeastern Switzerland, an area known for its dairy farms. Zuerli are among the most celebrated yodels in the world and have a very distinct sound. Contrasted with the yodeling of central Switzerland, which is high and fast-paced, Appenzell zuerli are sung in the lower register of the vocal range and feature a relaxed voice, slow tempo, and an elongation of the tones. The yodels compiled here are songs of work—sung while milking cows or herding cattle—social life, and celebration. The liner notes are in English, French, and German.
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