Lamas in the principality of Liechtenstein
Over hill and dale with the lamas
Together with his partner Anna-Lena Beck, Marc Schädler runs the llama and alpaca farm in Triesenberg.
Marc Schädler and Anna-Lena Beck with Karl
The story of the llama and alpaca farm started almost 12 years ago with three animals. Anna-Lena and Marc wanted a farm with animals - but no donkeys, horses, goats or cows. And so the first three llamas moved in. From 2010 on, they have expanded their offer around the South American cloven-hoofed animals more and more. About 200 trekking tours per year are carried out at the moment and the tipi on the llama farm is booked about 100 times per year.
Guided Lama tour
Overnight stay in the Tipi
«We've had people from all continents here. As a result, we also learn a lot about their countries of origin and their customs and cultures. That's exciting!»
"In winter, I love a cheese fondue with our in-house cheese fondue mix. In the summer, it can also be a cheese and meat plate."
Anna-Lena is a horse-nurse and works part-time in a hospital - the rest of the time belongs to the llama and alpaca farm.
Favourite Lama or alpaca
"Of course, you shouldn't have a favourite. But secretly, Karl is already a little bit my favourite. We raised him with the bottle and have a special relationship."
"Zum Feierabend darf es schon einmal ein kühles Bier sein - vor allem in den heissen Sommermonaten. Ansonsten ist das Leitungswasser im Triesenberg der perfekte Durstlöscher, kristallklar und direkt aus den Bergen kommend."
Marc hat die Lehre als Drucker bei der BVD in Liechtenstein absolviert. Neben seiner Tätigkeit auf dem Lama- und Alpakahof ist er dort immer noch als Drucktechnologe Offset und Berufsbildner tätig.
Lieblingslama oder Alpaka
Marcs Lieblingslama ist Aurora. Sie ist die Schwester von Karl und mindestens genauso verschmust wie ihr Bruder.
Lama with a view
Lama with a view
A total of 24 fur friends live on the llama and alpaca farm at 880 meters above sea level. From their home they have a beautiful view over Liechtenstein and the Rhine Valley.
"I like it here at Wangerberg, when I'm bored I always find a gap in the fence and explore a bit of Triesenberg. But my favorite time is still summer, when we can nibble on the fresh mountain grass in Malbun."
Together with Beat Schädler and the team from Fuchsegga, Lama- und Alpakahof has opened the first farm shop vending machine in Liechtenstein. The vending machine is located in Triesenberg, on the main road to Malbun opposite the Triesenberg elementary school. It is accessible 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The vending machine is filled with delicacies from Liechtenstein farmers such as mountain cheese and alpine yogurt. Innovation made in Triesenberg.
Produkte aus dem Hofladen
Both lamas and alpacas are bilogically camels - but neither have humps.
- descend from the guanacos
- reaches a shoulder height of up to 120cm
- looks a bit coarser than the alpaca
- the lama ears have a slightly curved shape
- shaggy and tangled
- descend from the vicuñas
- reaches a shoulder height of about 90cm
- usually has a finer textured coat than the lamas, therefore are used more for wool production
- the alpaca ears stand straight up
- cute and clumsy
With such a beautiful view, the lamas and alpacas dwell in Liechtenstein. In the hot summer months you can often find them on their vacation meadow in Malbun, where it is a bit cooler.