One Country. One Trail.
It is an experience not to be missed: discover the historical highlights of the Principality of Liechtenstein on foot on the Liechtenstein Trail. Where else can you walk an entire country in just a few days and learn all about its rich, 300-year history at the same time? Awaiting the explorer are 75 kilometres full of exciting stories, sights, majestic views, idyllic spots to have a rest, and much more.
‘With our experiences of the past, we are setting out on the path to the future’: this is the central idea which sits at the heart of the celebration in 2019. The central idea reflects the fact that the celebrations will not only focus on the history of the Principality. The anniversary will also be used as an opportunity to critically explore modern Liechtenstein, as well as to illumi-nate possible paths for the future of our small country. The central idea is symbolised in the ‘Liechtenstein Trail’, which connects all of Liechtenstein’s municipalities, and extends an invitation to the whole country, as well as to guests from abroad, to head out on an exciting journey through Liechtenstein. Along this trail, you can not only discover and celebrate the history of the country but also experience the Principality of YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW.
147 specially-selected historical sites and events, so-called Points of Interest (POIs), are all connected through the ‘Liechtenstein Trail’, a route which is around 75 kilometres long. His-torical events which have no geographical connection are placed between the location-specific POIs. The trail follows the existing network of paths and trails through all 11 munici-palities, either from south to north or north to south. It is possible to begin the trail from every municipality. The entire route can be completed in several stages.
No need to worry if you don’t have the app, as the route can also be hiked without the ‘LIstory’ app, thanks to the physical signage along the trail.
Information about the Route
- The trail goes through all 11 municipalities of Liechtenstein
- The route is 75 kilometres long
- Ascents/descents of 2,000 m/2,000 m
- Min./max. altitude of 429 m/1,103 m
- Overall walking time of 21 hours
- The trail can go from south to north or north to south
- The route exclusively consists of the existing network of paths and trails
- It is possible to begin the trail from every municipality
- Parts of the route are also accessible for people with limited mobility
It is recommended to walk the Liechtenstein Trail with hiking boots. Especially the sections Triesen-Triesenberg, Triesenberg-Vaduz, Planken-Nendeln and Ruggell-Schellenberg contain steep sections.
Route layout, Liechtenstein Trail (2.5 mb)
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Discover the history and culture of Liechtenstein in a new way with the free "LIstory" app.
Media coverage about the Liechtenstein Trail
- New York Times: This Cross-Country Hike Took 5 Days. That’s Going the Long Way
- Lonely Planet - Best of Europe 2019: Alpine thrills: Liechtenstein for lovers of the outdoors
- Time Magazine - World's greatest places 2019
- Norwegian Airlines: Small Country - Big Hike (from page 48)
- Hemispheres Magazine (United Airlines) - Hike Liechtenstein in just three days
We loved Liechtenstein, not only is the countryside beautiful and the views spectacular, but your people must be very proud of their country as well. It was so neat and clean, plus most every home was carefully landscaped and seemed to have a theme, like gnomes or birds or whatever one could imagine. It made it fun to hike not only in the mountains and fields, but right through your towns as well. We loved it!
Pete & Diane from Akron, Ohio, USA
This trail really opened my eyes to what this often-overlooked country has to offer. Liechtenstein’s tourism board has done a spectacular job of making the trail relevant and interesting. There are 147 stops to “unlock” on a special app along the way with cultural and historical information. Using borrowed cell space, we had a few tech glitches. Overall, though, we were able to appreciate the whole experience.
JoAnna, a full-time freelance writer, public speaker, founder of Rooted