Landsgemeinde Appenzell

Landsgemeinde Appenzell

The Landsgemeinde of Appenzell, which takes place on Landsgemeinde Sunday, is a remarkable example of the fact that state power lies with the people. The Landsgemeinde is an ancient tradition and now only exists in the cantons of Glarus and Appenzell Innerrhoden. It...
Coin swinging – coin tossing

Coin swinging – coin tossing

Coin swinging (“Talerschwingen”), also known as coin rolling, is a fascinating game that has a firm place in traditional Swiss folk music. In this game, a five-franc coin is thrown into a clay, conical milk basin. However, the five-franc coin must have...
Gottlieber Hüppen

Gottlieber Hüppen

For lovers of chocolate and fine specialties, Gottlieber Hüppen and other Gottlieber products are considered exquisite treats and part of Switzerland’s culinary heritage. Gottlieb’s renowned confectionery art is cultivated and continuously refined in a...
Landsgemeinde Glarus

Landsgemeinde Glarus

The Landsgemeinde Glarus is the legislative assembly of the Canton of Glarus and is an outstanding example of direct democracy. It is made up of all citizens of the canton of Glarus who are entitled to vote and who discuss and vote on amendments to laws and the...
Appenzeller cheese

Appenzeller cheese

Appenzeller is an exquisite Swiss cheese named after the picturesque Appenzell region, where cheese has been made since the Middle Ages. The raw milk for Appenzeller cheese comes from the farms around the imposing Säntis mountain. Interestingly, the name...