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Very interesting small museum about local traditions

Very well appointed museum about Appenzellese folklore, traditions and lifestyle. In a typical... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Lugano, Switzerland

Nice history lesson in the museum, even better in watching and learning how their cheese in made... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Darwin, Australia
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13 Jan 2019
“Very interesting small museum about local traditions”
2 Apr 2018
“Informative ”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Am Dorfplatz, Urnaesch 9107, Switzerland
+41 71 634 23 02
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunara
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice history lesson in the museum, even better in watching and learning how their cheese in made and how much every day, lovely tasting cheese

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Terre2014
Reviewed May 16, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank VincentePaulo
Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed January 5, 2015

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

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank omc3
Reviewed October 23, 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Joy M
Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Arcticfamily
Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank EdDoc99
Reviewed August 4, 2014

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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank rhstd
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