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Fables from Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has a long tradition of legends and fables, which were passed on from generation to generation before being written down in the middle of the 19th century. These stories are generally based on themes traditional to the Alpine countries, with some even dating back to the period when witches were still burned.
The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters is Liechtenstein's most famous legend.

 

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The Hound of Santamerta

"Santamerta" is the name used by locals to refer to the chapel of St. Mamerta in Triesen.

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The White Horse of Lochgass

The "Schimmelgasse" ("White Horse Road") in Vaduz is named after the famous Liechtenstein fable "Der Lochgass-Schimmel" ("The White Horse of Lochgass").

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Golden Boos

This is one of the best-known legends in Liechtenstein.

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The Guschg Herdsmen's Doll

This type of legend is widespread throughout the Alpine region. In Switzerland it is known as 'Sennentuntschi'.

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