Old weapons & captured flags 1400s-1600s. Appenzell Museum, Switzerland, Europe.
The Appenzell Museum displays hand and long shaft weapons (halberd and flail type) from the 1500s-1600s. Behind are 1640-1663 replicas (by painter Hans Bildstein) of flags captured from the 1403-1407 Appenzell Wars of Liberation, through the wars against the Turks around 1600, which were kept in the parish church until 1822 as offerings to God and St. Mauritius. Appenzell Museum, which is in the town hall, shows a cross section of the Swiss Canton's history and culture. Appenzell village is in Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland's most traditional and smallest-population canton (second smallest by area).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download