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Appenzeller Bahnen

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Address: Appenzell, Switzerland
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+41 71 354 50 60

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This is what call the rural "Hop-on Hop-off" bus/train. We used it to see the local countryside, to visit St Gallen, or to access the numerous mountain trams and villages. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is what call the rural "Hop-on Hop-off" bus/train. We used it to see the local countryside, to visit St Gallen, or to access the numerous mountain trams and villages. It is a lovely way to travel and you don't have to watch the road.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great little train for getting out and about into the countryside. Runs every 30 minutes, stops many times all along the way, but good connecting transportation and scenic views of Appenzeller land. We took it to Wasseraun to connect with cable car to Ebenalp. Also connects to Santis and Kronberg, or just to various walking paths. Free with 3 night... More 

Thank Chinana
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Has big windows that open. Also great for views. Frequent trains. If you have appenzell card, it is free.

Thank bbbuttercup
Bad Bayersoien, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a great way to travel the region. You can easily get onto these little trains; good network coverage.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The train is tiny, but runs reliably to almost anywhere you might want to visit in the Appenzell region. Lots of fun and reasonably priced! If you stay 3 nights or more at a local hotel, they will give you a free pass to use the train (or bus) for a week! Don't drive--take the train!

Thank Terre2014
Atlanta, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Even in a town as small as Appenzell the train is central and functions well with trains arriving and departing every 30 minutes. We took the train to the Kronberg cable car then hiked all the way back to Appenzell through stunningly beautiful countryside. Our Swiss Rail pass also gave us transportation on buses when needed. The on-time and frequent... More 

Thank Diane S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A local mountain train that runs from Gossau to St.Gallen.Its clean comfortable & punctual.it twists & climbs through mountain villages,offering fabulous views of the region.prices are reasonable.

Thank Michael D
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is just one branch of the very extensive Swiss rail networks. Don't get fooled thinking this is something special. It is a great way to get from place to place, and sure, it does have some great views from the window...but it is still just a train. A Swiss train, sure: clean, on time, comfortable. I would recommend anyone... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Enjoyed taking the gondola to the restaurant at the top of Kronberg. Late November so it was foggy, but the restaurant was open and served a lovely dish. One of my best on this trip. Can't wait to go back.

Thank AdjuaKennedy
Bentonville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

On time. Comfortable. Clean. Polite and helpful employees. Spacious seats. What more could you want from a train company? Plus, it goes nearly everywhere you would want to go in the Appenzeller region, or gets you almost all the way there. And the bus schedules are actually coordinated with the train schedules!!! Great for going places like cable cars to... More 

Thank Susan D

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