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Hike Europe’s fourth smallest country in 5 stages – Liechtenstein Trail

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Hike Europe’s fourth smallest country in 5 stages – Liechtenstein Trail

Hiking Collection by Liechtenstein

3-6

days

3-6 h

/ day

48.8 mi

6,550 ft

6,650 ft

Lichtenstein may be small, but don’t underestimate its hiking potential. The long-distance Lichtenstein Trail takes you through all 11 of this small country’s districts, revealing its wealth of culture and long history.

Ahead of you lie 46 miles (75 km) spread over five stages. Each hike reveals exciting stories about the region, affords panoramic views, and offers picturesque picnic spots. You can use the new "LIstory" app to teach you more about the region as you go.

Your multi-day hike begins in Balzers, a village in the south of Liechtenstein. From there, you Triesenberg and Vaduz municipalities, and on to Nendeln and Ruggell villages. After creating unforgettable memories and taking some impressive photos, you finally arrive in Schaanwald on the Austrian border. You can start your hike along the Liechtenstein Trail from any village and walk the route in either direction.

To ensure your adventure runs smoothly, you should book accommodation in the stage destinations in good time. This allows you to relax upon arrival and enjoy the cultural offerings in the historic villages and municipalities.

So, pack some snacks and water in your rucksack and keep your camera handy at all times. You can look forward to a wonderful hike through Liechtenstein.

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Liechtenstein-Weg

47.6 mi

6,475 ft

6,550 ft

Last updated: November 16, 2021

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    Etappe 1: Von Balzers nach Triesenberg – Liechtenstein-Weg

    Intermediate
    04:47
    10.0 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,900 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the Liechtenstein Trail begins in the extreme south of the principality. On 15.5 kilometers, it takes you through one or the other dreamy village, teaches you interesting facts about the history of Liechtenstein and lets you get to know alpacas, the furry inhabitants of the region

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    6.47 mi
    2.0 mph
    850 ft
    2,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Woken up in Triesenberg today is stage 2 of the Liechtenstein Trail. From the beautiful Walser village, it leads you through the dreamlike landscape of the region, past one or the other historical setting to the main town of Vaduz in Liechtenstein.

    

    From the heart of Triesenberg, you hike warm in a relatively

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  • Intermediate
    04:16
    10.8 mi
    2.5 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Stage 3 of the Liechtenstein Trail begins where stage 2 left off yesterday: in the heart of the lively little town of Vaduz. Here it first takes you a bit through the "Städtle" - along the museum mile to the government district, then on to the St. Florin Cathedral and the Rhine Bridge. Finally along

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  • Intermediate
    04:04
    9.17 mi
    2.3 mph
    775 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It is time for stage 4 of your Liechtenstein way adventure. It begins in yesterday's destination Nendeln and leads you to Ruggell, the northernmost municipality of Liechtenstein.

    

    From your accommodation in Nendeln, you first walk past the local train station to the center of Eschen. Once there, the path

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  • Intermediate
    04:27
    12.3 mi
    2.8 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today the last and longest stage of the Liechtenstein route is on the program. It takes you from Ruggell to Schaanwald - as always characterized by beautiful nature and historic buildings.

    

    In Ruggell you start with a relaxed walk along the Binnendamm. You will soon reach the Ruggeller Riet, a nature reserve

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    48.8 mi
  • Duration
    20:50 h
  • Elevation
    6,550 ft6,650 ft

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