Appenzell (village)

Appenzell is a village, though considered as a town by the FSO, and the capital of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Appenzell has no municipal government of its own; rather, the different parts of Appenzell belong to and are governed by the districts Appenzell and Schwende-Rüte. Because of that, for firefighting, energy and water, the village Appenzell has a special-purpose municipality, the Feuerschaugemeinde.

In 1071 the village was referred to as Abbacella. By 1223 this changed to Abbatiscella, meaning the Abbot's cell. This refers to the abbot of the Abbey of Saint Gall.

The buildings in the village core, the parish church, the 1563 town hall, the Salesis house, the ruins of Castle Clanx and the state archives with the administration building are listed as heritage sites of national significance.[1]

^ "A-Objekte" (official report). Schweizerisches Inventar der Kulturgüter von nationaler Bedeutung (in German, French, and Italian) (Ausgabe 2009). Berne, Switzerland: Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz BABS. 1 April 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 2018-08-24. Mittelalterliches / neuzeitliches Dorf [Medieval / contemporary village] {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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