Herisau pictures: click here
photos and webcams
Herisau is mentioned for the first time in history in 837. The fight in the 11th century between the emperor and the pope results in a devastation of Herisau. Since 1647 the river the "sitter" is a kind of internal border of the canton Appenzellausserrohden.
The town has about 15000 inhabitants.
Early in the morning of the new years day (silvester), there is the start of the tradition "Silvesterklausen", with three different costumes: beautiful, wild and forrest. In small groups they go from house to house an wish the people a happy new year.
The pictures (click here) of Herisau Switzerland have different formats. The photos have 800*600 or 450*600 pixels. The webcams have no standard.