Around the middle of the summer the "Alpstobede" take place on various larger common alps in the Appenzellerland. Music is played and danced in the open air or in the restaurant. The "Hierig", in which a dancing couple in traditional costume depicts the ups and downs of a relationship in a pantomimic manner, should not be missing from the dances.
Our next exhibition opens its doors on 25th October 2019 and presents among other things Appenzeller Chlausebickli and Devisli, the most filigree sugar artworks as well as beautiful traditional dough figures from China.more
Established by the Ernst Hohl Cultural Foundation in the centre of Zurich in 2006, Haus Appenzell represents a showcase for Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden and the region of Toggenburg. Our aim is to bring the traditional and contemporary arts, crafts, and way of life as cultivated and lived in the region around Mount Säntis to urban Zurich, to the Swiss public in general, and to other countries. Housed in a beautiful neo-Renaissance building, we show the rich culture and manifold traditions of the region, combine them with foreign cultures, and promote them nationally and internationally.