Experience exhibition

Discover a whole new side to the Appenzell region and the cheese industry. The Appenzeller dairy tour experience takes you on a very special journey of discovery uncovering the craftsmanship behind cheesemaking and the Appenzell way of life while taking in the vastness and beauty of the region itself. Feel local traditions and customs come alive. It is precisely this attachment to their homeland that makes the Appenzellers so unique.

Languages

We make our secret internationally understandable

The experience exhibition is basically in German. However, all written texts can be translated by using our language guide. You can call up the guide with your smartphone using our QR code system and our free WIFI. We offer the following translations: English / French / Italian / Spanish / Portuguese / Japanese / Korean / Chinese.
The animated film explaining the cheese production is running alternately in German and English.

Appenzeller – tracking down the best kept secret

The world-famous Appenzeller® cheese is produced against the backdrop of the hilly and picturesque landscape of the municipality of Stein. During your visit to the dairy, find out why Appenzeller® cheese is the tastiest cheese of all. The recipe remains top secret – but there is definitely something in the air. Could it be the scent of herbs? You can create your own blend of herbs on the tour to take home with you. After listening to the healing sounds of nature, you will be astounded by the enormous cheese vat and imposing cheese cellar. Marvel at the vastness of the Alpstein mountains through binoculars offering a 360-degree virtual panoramic view.

Come and experience our unique homeland and its mouth-watering food.

Prices

Individual admission prices

Price per person:

Adults
17 years und upwards

CHF 12.00

Apprentices, students, persons with disabilities  

CHF 11.00

Children
from 6 to 16 years

CHF 7.00

Families
2 adults, max. 4 children

CHF 28.00

Annual tickets

with take-home gift of cheese boxes and herb pouches:

Adults
17 years and upwards

CHF 46.00

Apprentices, students, persons with disabilities

CHF 39.00

Families
2 adults with max. 4 children

CHF 120.00

Annual tickets

without take-home gift of cheese boxes and herb pouches:

Adults
17 years and upwards

CHF 22.00

Apprentices, students, persons with disabilities   

CHF 20.00

Families
2 adults with max. 4 children

CHF 60.00

Group admission prices

Price per person:

Adults
from 10 to 29 persons

CHF 10.00

Adults
from 30 persons

CHF 9.00

Students
persons with disabilities groups of 10 or more

CHF 9.00

Incoming TO
from 10 persons

CHF 9.00

School classes
10 pupils or more

CHF 6.00

Admission with guided tour

Price per person with advance booking necessary:

Small groups
up to 15 persons, flat rate

CHF 150.00

Groups
16 to 30 persons

CHF 10.00

Groups
of 31 persons or more

CHF 9.00

Combi offer

with Mastrani`s Chocolarium (Flawil SG)

Adults / students, persons with disabilities   

CHF 20.00

Children

CHF 12.00

Families
2 adults with max. 4 children

CHF 49.00

Combi offer

with the folklore museum (Stein AR)

Adults / students, persons with disabilities   

CHF 15.00

Children

CHF 8.50

Families
2 adults with max. 4 children

CHF 47.00

GIFT VOUCHERS

The perfect gift – quick and easy!

Surprise someone with one of our great gift vouchers. In addition to individually redeemable vouchers, our wide range also includes tastings, lunches, a fondue party, guided tours, a gift box and much more. Vouchers can be purchased directly from our online shop, printed out and customised.

Click here for vouchers

For families

As part of our «Appenzeller–On the trail of the best-kept secret» tour, children will find the little mouse «Chäsli Jakob» everywhere, and learn about his adventures – and above all the legend of the mountains. Let’s go! Our playground featuring a seesaw, swings, trampoline, turntable and the large cheese house with climbing wall and slide is a huge hit with children!

Unfortunately the audiostory of Chäsli Jakob is not available in English.

Great fun for little ones

The large playground and the mouse named «Chäsli Jakob» make the Appenzeller show dairy an ideal day trip destination for families.

Pearl trail Stein AR

Free adventure tour for families through Stein

The municipality of Stein has been known for many years by its much-deserved reputation as «the pearl of Appenzellerland» thanks to an abundance of natural gems.

But Steini the little alpine dairyman has taken the expression «the pearl of Appenzellerland» a little too literally and set off on an adventure to find the pearls. The pearl trail is a fun hike with a mystery that must be solved by stopping off at each of the 12 posts with the visitor having to find the right path (similar to a Foxtrail) and the right answer. The pearl trail is organised by the Stein AR tourist office.

The Pearl trail is only available in German language.

Pearl trail flyer

Hundwil water hiking trail

From the Örtlismühle water treatment plant, along meadows and through forests, hike along the idyllic «Siebebröggliweg» taking in the sights.  Spread over a distance of approx. 1.5 kilometres, there are thirteen signposts along the way displaying fascinating facts about water.

Stop for a well-deserved break at the barbecue area. Various bird species inhabiting the many birdhouses can be seen and heard on the trail.

The Hundwil water trail is only available in German language.

Link to the Hundwil water trail website

Tour Operators

For a very special experiences

Your customers will not be disappointed! The Appenzeller dairy team do their utmost to ensure groups large and small have an unforgettable time on our tour experiences.

For tour operators

Switzerland. Naturally.