Appenzeller show dairy in Stein (AR)

A special taste of cheese

Pssst... you are about to find out the most well-kept secret! 
The Appenzeller show dairy takes you on a special discovery trip.

The home of the world-renowned Appenzeller cheese is an idyllic hilly landscape. Make your own herb mixture and listen to the typical Appenzell music. Marvel at the impressive cheese cellar where as many as 12,500 cheese wheels are stored, and cast a fascinated glance into the cheese vat (last emptying at 15.00 h). Enjoy the 360° panoramic view over the vast Alpstein mountains. The restaurant and the well-stocked shop offer the opportunity to taste some delicious cheese dishes and regional specialities on site or later at home. 

Attractions and information

  • Public guided tours: each Wednesday and Sunday at 14.00 h
  • Every 1st Sunday of the month from 11.00 to 17.00 h special event "Schauchäsi Stobete"
  • Every Sunday from 9.00 to 11.00 h breakfast buffet 
  • Large playground for children 
  • Show dairy shop with large cheese counter, regional products, gifts and souvenirs
  • Cosy wooden furnishings, paintings from times past, and a real cheese vat: at the restaurants Marktplatz, Höckli or Kessi, you will feel at home right away and are served hot meals all day long. 
  • More experiences can be found «HERE»

Opening times

May through October: daily from 9.00 to 18.30 h
November through April: daily from 9.00 to 17.30 h
Cheese production every day until 15.00 h
24 December open until 14.00 h
25 December closed

Entry prices

Additional information

Buy ticket

Buy your ticket from the SBB Shop or SBB Mobile app. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, at all ticket terminals, PostBus sales offices and at the counter of your nearest railway station.

Additional ticketing apps and online shops can be found in our overview.

Timetable / travel information

You will find the entire Swiss public transport timetable online here.

PubliCar Appenzell

Route open all year


For groups of 10 and more reservations are a must! (View contact).

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair access to the postbus guaranteed


Explore the area of the Appenzell Route on foot

or by bicycle



PostBus Ltd
St. Leonhard-Strasse 20
9000 St. Gallen