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Gutenberg Castle in Balzers

Perched on a hillside in the country's southernmost municipality, Balzers, Gutenberg Castle was built in the High Middle Ages.

The castle stands about 70m above the nearby village, on a hill which has been inhabited since the Neolithic Period. Indeed, many interesting archaelogical discoveries have been made near the building, the most significant of which - the 'Mars von Gutenberg' figurine measuring just 12cm - is on display in the Liechtenstein National Museum.

From its origins as a church with an accompanying graveyard, the building fell into ruin over the course of many centuries before being restored between 1905 and 1912. Visitors can walk to the castle from the nearby village, and the bailey ('Vorburg') is open throughout the year. Since opening in 2010, the chapel and rose garden welcome visitors between 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. A number of cultural events and activities take place at the castle during the summer months.

Opening hours and offers

The bailey is open to visitors free of charge throughout the whole year.
The castle chapel and rose garden are open to visitors free of charge every Sunday from 10.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m. between 1 May and 31 October.

Guided tours
Guided tours are available from 1 May until 31 October (by appointment only).

Other offers
From 1 May until 31 October, Gutenberg Castle is also available for weddings and cultural events (by appointment only).

  • Contact
    Gemeindeverwaltung Balzers
    Fürstenstrasse 50
    9496 Balzers
    T 00423 388 05 05
    F 00423 388 05 08
  • Map
Gutenberg Castle in Balzers
Das Liechtensteinische Landesmuseum
Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum
Fürstenhut Schatzkammer Liechtenstein
Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Alter Pfarrhof Balzers
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein with Hilti Art Foundation
Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein
The Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
Städtle Vaduz - Peter Kaiser Platz bei der Abenddämmerung
The town centre of Vaduz
Der Kirchhügel Bendern
Church hill in Bendern