The sharp and irregular roofs typical of Appenzeller’s houses are a truthful proof of the baroque style still influencing the entire region. This characteristic landscape functions as a background to the traditional “Landsgemeinde” of the citizens inhabiting the Inner Rhoden, an event that takes place precisely in this context.
In this region the rainy climate, buildings used for agricultural and living purposes are often unified under one roof. The front always looks toward the valley. The main windows are in the basement, where the women find suitable temperature and humidity for the delicate work of embroidery.