Your idyllic Hotel in the Appenzell Region

The Bären Guesthouse is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque Appenzell region. Come and enjoy a relaxing short holiday, far from any noise and stress, in our idyllic bed & breakfast with its peaceful setting. It is also the ideal starting point for active sport holidays, at the foot of the Alpstein mountain range.

Come and see for yourself. Your host Matthias is looking forward to your visit!


It’s summer! Get inspired by our own film and enjoy the pictures of the surrounding landscapes of our house. All the spots in the video can be reached from our house through wonderful hikes. Enjoy the movie! Call us if you need more informations about hiking possibilities in the area »»

Processions to the alpine pastures

Processions to the alpine pastures

The most important thing about every alpine ascent and descent are the three bell cows, which are led by an alpine herdsman wearing a traditional festive costume. On his left shoulder he carries the «Fahreimer», a milking bucket with an ornately painted bottom, the «Fahreimerbödeli». The three bells harmonised in the sixth, seventh and eighth overtones are the pride of the farming communities on both sides of the Säntis mountain. The most important job of the four alpine herdsmen walking behind the bell cows is to sing and yodel to the three instruments, which – like nowhere else in the world – are played by cows. Call us anytime for more informations »»

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