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Very well appointed museum about Appenzellese folklore, traditions and lifestyle. In a typical Appenzellese house with lots of stairs and low rooms. People from this region always have had the reputation of being of small stature.
We enjoy visiting small, regional museums that show the local social and cultural history, so we've seen many small museums. The Museum of Appenzell Customs in Umaesch is one of the best we've seen! The museum designers have successfully blended/merged 2 separate buildings, one from...More
The museum is located at the main road of Urnäsh, right on the other side of the village church. The museum shows how the people in Appenzell live or used to live and also shows us well detailed famous and traditional festivals and processions. The...More
Don't miss this. A visit to this museum will tell you much about this interesting area. We were there on the occasion of Silvesterchlausen (New Year) and what we learned here helped us to understand what was going on outside! The old house in which...More
Great place to get a better understanding of this fascinating and beautiful part of the world. Wonderful, very professionally presented small exhibits detailing the culture and crafts of this very interesting area. If you are visiting the Appenzell region this is quick "must stop" and...More
In the small town of Urnaesch in the Appenzell Region of eastern Switzerland is a museum that offers an excellent look into what makes that region so special. It's a region where tradition is held onto and passed on to the next generations. The museum...More
This museum is a nice peek into the traditions of the Appenzeller area. It is very nicely done, situated on several floors of what I believe was once a home. You start your visit with a nice little film about the mummery visits and other...More
Be sure to pick up the English handout so you'll know what you are looking at. This museum does an excellent job of showing you past traditions and how some of them are still being celebrated. The most poignant one was the coffin boards that...More
This is the place to go if you want to learn about the traditions of the area and the very special New Years traditons.
This museum is housed in a small old house with a newer extension and is well worth the visit. Although the...More