Anyone found wandering the Alps wearing nothing but a sturdy pair of hiking boots will now be fined.
Appenzell is considered one of the most conservative regions of Switzerland; it gave women the vote only in 1990.
It is just childish. It is not like the people even see the hikers.
Interestingly, however, no-one actually seems to have seen a naked hiker.
"No, I've never seen one," said a local farmer. "Thank goodness, because if I had they would certainly have got a piece of my mind."
On hike naked day on the Appalachian Trail, cops sit at road crossing in the hopes of seeing naked hikers. They are just perverts. But if you are seen naked by children, you will probably be charged with a sex crime by an overly zealous prosecutor. So be careful if you want to hike nude.