Cities and Other Attractions

Appenzell Ausserrhoden - Appenzell


This is a district in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden with a population of about 1,400 people. Gonten has a coat of arms the background is red and gold in colour, the bottom of the coat of arms is green in color. On the red and golden backgrounds there two pilgrim staffs, a golden staff is placed on the red background while on the golden background a red staff is placed. The staffs symbolize Jacob the elder who was an apostle, a chapel has also been built on the Kronberg Mountain on his honor.


Oberegg is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland; it has an area of 14.60km2 and a population of about 1,900 people. The district has two small exclaves of the cantons just a few miles northeast of the rest of Appenzell Innerrhoden. Oberegg’s coat of arms is unique, in that it’s divided vertically.

On the right side it shows the coat of arms of Hirschenberg while on the left side it shows Oberegg’s coat of arms. On the left hand side there is silver on the green background at the bottom, while the top has a black background and a golden star.

  Flag of Oberegg

On the right hand side, the bottom of the coat of arms has three mounts green in colour ant the top has a red deer strutting on silver background.


Rüte is among the districts of canton Appenzell Innerrhoden, its coat of arms shows a golden crown on a black background, also on the crown there is a swan’s neck with a red beak. The coat of arms has been redone from the one that was being used by the Schönenbühl family who were the landlords of the abbey in St. Gallen in the 13th century.


The area is 17.93 km² and a population of 1,200 people, the name of the district is believed to come from word hitting. The coat of arms a silver halberd with a golden handle which is placed on red diagonal beam, itself placed on a golden background. The symbol of the hitting weapon on the coat of arms is not known.


Flag of Schwende


The district’s coat of arms has a blue background and a silver castle standing on three mountains, a silver beam transverse horizontally on the mountains. The coat of arms symbolizes the Schwende castle which was located in the district, and was destroyed during Appenzell’s liberation war.










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