Off the beaten track – hiking in Liechtenstein

Hiking Collection by Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein may be Europe’s fourth-smallest country, but it is full of treasures. Off-the-beaten track you will find lonely peaks and abundant history, wild valleys, and mighty mountain mastiffs, many of which are still a well-kept secret. With this Collection, we are in fact giving you a treasure map that will lead you to the most beautiful places in Liechtenstein.

We have included something for every taste, age, ability, and fitness level. Maybe you want to climb one of the panoramic Liechtenstein peaks or discover the wild nature in one of the valleys. Or perhaps you want to learn more about Lichtenstein’s history or relax at a pretty mountain lake.

In this Collection, we guide you through seven routes which are all well-kept secrets off the beaten track. Whether you are hiking with friends, family, or alone, you will be amazed by the varied nature and culture of Liechtenstein.

To make sure you are well-prepared, you just need comfortable footwear and hiking poles for the longer routes. Some of the hikes are very simple and can be done with limited hiking knowledge, and even with a pram. On all of the routes, there are some great huts and restaurants where you can stop for refreshments. Although packing a few snacks and plenty of water is still important.

All that really remains to say is: Let the treasure hunt begin!

On The Map

Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    04:44
    8.01 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You will not be accompanied by ghosts, witches and nice giants on the WalserSagenWeg, but you will be accompanied by the numerous legends and legends that can be told about the fascinating cultural landscape and its inhabitants. And of course - how could it be otherwise - from fantastic views over the Rhine Valley and the surrounding mountains.On the themed path you stroll through the Walser village of Triesenberg and learn about its history thanks to well-placed station and information boards. And you can also visit one or the other restaurant, playground or a barbecue area on the way - to take a break, because there must be time, especially if you are traveling with children. What also lends itself in this case is to divide the circular hike from Triesenberger Dorfplatz via Masescha, Rizlina and Studa into three stages.Only from the Walser Museum Triesenberg to Masescha via a varied path that always leads past great mythical figures. Then over two kilometers - and also with a stroller - through beautiful nature to Rizlina. And finally past the Studa playground and the wonderful Rossboda rest area back to the Triesenberg village center.All stage starting points can be reached by bus. But of course you can also master the varied WalserSagenWeg in one piece - then you are on the road for almost five hours and 13 kilometers.

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    Difficult
    05:27
    7.49 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This hike has a princely pleasure for you to enjoy. Put on sturdy shoes and have your camera ready - it goes up to promising heights.Starting from the center of Malbun, there is no long talk about the porridge: it starts directly with the ascent towards the 2,359-meter-high Augstenberg. The initial efforts are worthwhile. Once you have reached the top, you have a fantastic panoramic view of the Falknis chain and the Schesaplanastock as well as down to Malbun, Gamperdona and Valüna.And from there it goes downhill - at least most of the time. Over the colorful ridge and a secured mountain path to the Palatinate Hut on the border with Austria. A break is worth it simply because of the view that awaits you here: on the one hand over the principality, on the other hand to Austria.If your energy reserves are not fully exhausted or you are planning to spend the night in the hut, we recommend that you climb the Naafkopf at this point. Otherwise, you hike across the wide pasture ridges of Alp Gritsch to the Tälehöhe and finally get back to Malbun via the Vaduzer Täli.

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  • Difficult
    04:53
    8.01 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,300 ft
    4,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    It starts at Gaflei, from where you can go directly to the Fürstensteig in just a short time. The rock path opened in 1898 should only be tackled by sure-footed hikers.Accompanied by great views, you climb up and find yourself sooner or later on the Kuhgrat. With its 2,123 meters, it is the highest point of this varied mountain hike and opens up a fantastic panorama that extends to the Swiss and Vorarlberg mountains, and even to Lake Constance with a clear view. Then comes the part that some hikers call the crowning glory of the tour: you reach the Drei-Schwestern-Steig, you can use it to tick off one of the most famous to-do’s in Liechtenstein and then set off towards a well-deserved break.The Gafadura hut welcomes you with cool drinks and delicious food. If you wish, you can even spend the night here, surrounded by beautiful forests and pastures. Then the descent to Planken follows, from where you can travel back to your starting point in Gaflei by bus.Tip: The challenging rocky trails can alternatively be bypassed via easier mountain trails. The Fürstensteig via Bärgällasattel and the rock paths of the Three Sisters via the Garsella Alpe / the Garsella Eck.

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    Intermediate
    04:09
    8.43 mi
    2.0 mph
    325 ft
    2,150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wildly romantic nature, fantastic play of colors and sparkling water await you on your journey through the Saminatal. The path through the longest Rätikon valley at the foot of the Three Sisters is an unforgettable experience in summer and autumn.The Liechtensteiners affectionately describe the Samina as the soul of the local Alpine waters. It is dammed up on the hamlet of Steg, where the oldest bridge towers over the river. This is where your hike begins: From the "Steg Tunnel" bus stop, keep along the road, walk over the bridge in front of the tunnel portal and then walk along the Bödastraße alpine path.The alpine path ends at Bödastall and the actual mountain hike begins. You walk west of the Samina to the Austrian border. First across the Sulzboden down to Kaufbödele and then along the left side of the stream to the mouth of the Valorschbach. The impressive border crossing to Vorarlberg takes place directly at the Fallck at the foot of the Three Sisters Massif. In one fell swoop, the path turns into a leisurely forest path in a wildly romantic gorge. Always following the yellow and white marking, he leaves the Samina at some point and takes you up to the high village of Amerlügen in Austria, your current hiking destination.From Amerlügen you can take the bus back to the starting point at Steg. On weekends, bus route 73a (Amerlügen - Frastanz) only runs on prior reservation from the day before. You can find more information here: tourismus.li/lie/tour/Durchs%20wilde%20Saminatal

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    Difficult
    06:34
    10.3 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,975 ft
    2,975 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Impressive scenery and a summit, whose mighty cross and magnificent views make every hiking heart beat faster. So our next hiking treasure awaits you - the Rappenstein tour.It starts in Steg, just a stone's throw from the crystal-clear Gänglesee and Steg reservoir. You can take a dip in the cool water at the end of your hike - now it's all about climbing up. Over several kilometers in constant ups and downs you master around 900 meters of altitude. Not only the views that open up again and again along the way, but also the fantastic forests that you walk through, but above all the summit that waits at the end of the climb, is definitely worth the effort.With its 2,222 meters, the Rappenstein is one of the most beautiful viewing peaks in the Principality. Because if you stand next to its mighty cross, you will see all the mountains of the Liechtenstein Alps, the Alpstein and, on good days, the shimmering Lake Constance.And you really deserve to let it work on you for as long as you want. As soon as you are ready, hike over the Rappenstein saddle and then right down to Alp Gapfahl. Through the Valünatal, along the stream and past the Alp Valüna, where you can stop for a refreshment, you come back to Steg.

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    Intermediate
    03:44
    6.17 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,525 ft
    2,475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Especially if you come to the Principality during the heyday of June and early July, a tour of the Schönberg should not be missed. The dream location in the middle of the Liechtenstein Alps, the wonderful view of the surrounding mountain peaks and the not too difficult ascent speak for themselves.But first things first. It starts in the heart of Malbun, from where you walk along the Sassweg under the Peace Chapel and for the first time marvel at the local flowers. You will also come across the idyllic Sass Seelein, which has become particularly popular with families as a picnic spot.At Sass-Fürkle you leave the road behind you, first walk over a pasture board and then on the eastern slope of the Stachler head over a partially secured mountain path to the south-west ridge of the Schönberg. This part of the hike is also known for its floral properties. And there is not much to add to the view that opens up at the summit cross. Enjoy it as long as you feel like it. And breathe in the flowery mountain air.Then you descend via the marked hiking trail via Bärg to Malbun (variant) or to Steg (as specified here).

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    Difficult
    06:55
    12.4 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,275 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A summit and a wildly romantic valley. In between a lot of variety and untouched nature. This hiking treasure is challenging but also a master at fulfilling, or even surpassing, your wildest ideas of a beautiful hike.To do this, you start running in Malbun. Under the Friedenskapelle you follow the signs towards Sass-Fürkle, Matta-Fürkle and Guschgfieljoch. Past the idyllic Sass-Seelein, which invites you to take a break, you will sooner or later arrive at the Sass-Fürkle. Then you begin to approach the summit cross with a steeply rising pasture board.The climb to the 2,198 meter high Galina head demands a lot from you. The summit and its panorama suddenly make up for it. Up here you can see countless mountain peaks in a wide area. And you can also enjoy it properly, knowing that from now on it will only go downhill.From the Guschgfiel alpine huts you follow the marked path through a mountain forest down to the Valorschtal. The wild and romantic nature on the shady northern slope of the Schönberg is a worthy conclusion to your hiking adventure today. From the destination of your tour, Steg, you can then drive back to Malbun by bus.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    60.9 mi
  • Duration
    36:26 h
  • Elevation
    13,725 ft
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