Historic Appenzell, Switzerland

01.22.2017, Oliver Lins

The Appenzell is a region and historical canton (district) in the northeast of Switzerland, entirely surrounded by the canton of St. Gallen. The people there have got their own will and way of doing things, much like Asterix and Obelix’ villagers, they too successfully managed to withstand intruders throughout the region's long history.

A symbol of their independence could be seen in the surroundings which show some very unique designs and architectural elements. Tradition and history obviously play a key role for the Appenzeller and while some say their designs must be art, others just call them plain kitschy.