The "LIstory" App
The ideal companion on the Liechtenstein Trail for hikers and e-bikers is the award-winning app LIstory. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the country with the app and also use the app for route planning and navigation. The app "LIstory" can be downloaded free of charge and contains exciting augmented reality experiences.
The app makes Liechtenstein's history and culture come alive and easily accessible to locals and guests alike. In order to show and present the historical sites and events in a digitally experience-oriented way, the app is implemented with augmented reality (AR) content that appeals to young and old alike. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Components of the "LIstory" app
- Can be used by hikers and e-bikers
- Experience station = historical site (location-based) or historical event (location-independent)
- The app navigates the user from experience station to experience station
- There are 147 experience stations spread over all 11 municipalities and Malbun.
- The route length is 75 kilometres for hikers and 85 kilometres for e-bikers
- Accommodation, restaurants, attractions and places of enjoyment are integrated
- The route runs exclusively on the existing path network
- Access is possible from every municipality
- Parts of the route are also accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Methods of communicating the content
- Use of storytelling - immersion in history
- Content is developed by the Liechtenstein-Institute
- Integration of the physical environment using attractive technologies such as augmented reality
- Up-close and exciting experience of stories
- Playful and didactic approach to information and knowledge
Find out more about the Liechtenstein Trail
The Liechtenstein-Institute is a scientific research centre and academic institution. The content of the "LIstory" app was developed by the Liechtenstein-Institute in co-operation with Liechtenstein Marketing and the municipalities. More on the Liechtenstein Institute
Augmented Reality (AR) can be understood as the integration of additional, digital information into live videos or the user’s environment in real time, meaning that AR overlays new information onto an existing image. Find out more about Augmented Reality
Media coverage about 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
It’s one of the most technologically advanced tourism apps I’ve ever used, a virtual guide and navigation tool detailing 147 points of interest. For instance, I pass the Vaduz Castle, perched on the hillside above the city, on my second day. It’s the nation’s most photographed attraction, but there are no tours or public access. Using the app, however, I’m able to bring up a three-dimensional model of the castle, touch on various rooms, and open them for a virtual tour without ever entering.
Larry Olmsed, Travel Editor, columnist Forbes.com & USAToday.com