Appenzell, along with Glarus, is the last city where the Landsgemeinde, an ancient form of democracy in which people vote by show of hands in public, is still practised at the cantonal level. It is on this large square that it takes place, on the last Sunday in April or the first Sunday in May. The rest of the year, however, the square is just a large car park!


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