Daily stage Balzers to Triesenberg
The stage leads from Balzers, in the southernmost part of Liechtenstein, to Triesenberg.
Visible from afar is Gutenberg Castle, perched around 70 vertical metres above Balzers. After passing this medieval fortress, the Liechtenstein Trail takes walkers through the municipality of Balzers and along the old Roman road as far as Triesen. As we reach the oldest part of the village we arrive at the old factory complex formerly home to the cotton-spinning company Jenny, Spörry & Cie.
Leaving behind the Gasometer culture and arts centre in Triesen, the route leads uphill to the St. Mamerten Chapel. This is a good place to stop for a moment and admire the view. The next section is a steep climb up to the Walser settlement of Triesenberg, whose village centre lies at around 900 metres above sea level. Triesenberg was originally founded in the 13th/14th century when Walser people from the neighbouring region settled in Liechtenstein. Over the centuries the Walser community has been able to maintain its history and traditions.
Our luggage transport service
The best way to enjoy the Liechtenstein Trail is to travel light. We therefore offer a handy luggage transport service to move your bags from hotel to hotel. Luggage transport generally applies to any accommodation in Liechtenstein that is registered as such. For bookings via AirBnB no luggage transport is bookable. More about the luggage transport service
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Distance: 14km / walking time: approx. 4 hours
Ascent/descent: 572 vertical metres / 184 vertical metres, min./max. altitude: 470m/901m
The short climb up to Gutenberg Castle above Balzers takes around 10 minutes. The section from Triesen Oberdorf to Wangerberg/Triesenberg is steep. Walkers need sturdy footwear and must be sure-footed. This section should not be used in wet and snowy conditions. The LIstory app requires permanent GPS tracking and processes a lot of data, so we recommend taking a mobile charging device for your phone with you.
Route layout, Liechtenstein Trail (2.5 mb)
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Balzers: The interactive station "Swiss-Liechtenstein Relations" near St. Katharinabrunna is 1.4 kilometres from the "Höfle" bus stop and can be reached in around 16 minutes on foot. / Triesenberg: The interactive station "Tourism" is next to the Gasthaus Edelweiss, around 100 metres from the "Post" bus stop, and can be reached in 4 minutes on foot.
Information for people with limited mobility
The section from Balzers St. Katrinabrunna to Triesen Säga is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users must pass around Gutenberg Castle using the roads "Elgagass" and "Unterm Schloss". The section from Neugrüt Balzers to Säga Triesen forms part of the wheelchair-friendly trail R975 (gravel path).
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