Brauquöll Appenzell


In our «Brauquöll Appenzell» visitor centre, you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about Appenzeller Bier. Allow us to whisk you away into the world of brewing, and come and visit us in the beautiful town of Appenzell!

An exciting audio guided tour through the «Brauquöll Appenzell» visitor centre (not through the brewery) discloses lots of interesting information on our art of brewing and will teach you how spring water is turned into Appenzeller Bier and Säntis Malt Whisky. In the historic hops cellar, a short film will give you an impression of what it’s like in the brewery itself, and the small museum brings the olden days back to life. At the end, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase your favourite beer or memorabilia in our Brauquöll shop.

Individual visitors are warmly welcome at any time and will receive an audio pack for their guided tour free of charge (available languages: German, French, Italian, English). We recommend you schedule about 40 minutes for your visit. During the main season, there may be a short waiting time in very busy periods.

For pre-registered groups of 10 to 50 persons, we will be happy to arrange for an Appenzeller Beer tasting for all participants in our historic «Gnoss-Stöbli» following the audio tour. Duration of guided tour including tasting, approximately 90 minutes.

We look forward to your visit! «Sönd wöllkomm!» – A hearty welcome awaits you!


Opening times

Summer (April to October): open daily
Monday 1pm to 5pm (closed mornings)
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 12.15pm and 1pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Winter (November to December, 2 February to end of March):
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 12.15pm and 1pm to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Brauquöll is closed from 1 January to 1 February.
We are happy to accommodate groups outside of the general opening times on request.



CHF 8.50 per Person   min. CHF 85.-   per group for beer tasting.
CHF 12.- per Person    min. CHF 120.- per group for beer tasting,
                                                               including one whisky.

Additional charge of CHF 100.- for Groups with less than 25 participants.


Make sure you book your degustation well in advance!



Locher Brewery AG
Visitor Center "Brauquöll"
Brauereiplatz 1
9050 Appenzell
Phone: +41 71 788 01 76
Fax: +41 71 788 01 77
How to get here 


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