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The institution of democracy

You do not see democracy happening every day here (only on special days, check calendar) but to... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
haktus
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Zurich, Switzerland
The History of Democracy!

This is the town square, a forum where the hoi polloi gathered to vote on matters that drove the... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
CorporateProphet
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Bengaluru, India
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15 Oct 2017
“The institution of democracy”
1 Feb 2017
“The History of Democracy!”
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Landsgemeindeplatz, Trogen 9043, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

You do not see democracy happening every day here (only on special days, check calendar) but to stand at a place where history has been made and lots of voting took place (sometimes in the odd direction, one must admit looking at voting rights of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank haktus
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the town square, a forum where the hoi polloi gathered to vote on matters that drove the town politics and built the foundations of democracy. The buildings that surround the Square are quite ancient too.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

If there would not be some cars, you would feel like 500 years ago. Awesome public square. All houses are extremely well preserved, as well the wooden houses dating back to 1650 as the first stone houses built by rich textile merchants in the early...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank pierremichelshanghai
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Trogen was one of the Appenzell towns where until 1989 the voting population assembled for the "Landsgemeinde", for elections and to vote on laws. The square is distinguished by historical palaces from the late 18th C build by and for the Zellweger, a trading family...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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