Princely Moments

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Princely Moments


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LIECHTENSTEIN – PRINCELY MOMENTS


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Hoi and

welcome

"Hoi" is the word you will

hear the most during

your time in Liechtenstein.

It means "hello" and,

with a warm smile on the

speaker’s lips, it stands

for "nice to see you".

It also means "welcome

to Liechtenstein" and

is an invitation to find out

more about our country

and culture.

In this magazine we would

like to present to you

our own personal Liechtenstein

– how we live, love

and enjoy our country.

Of course, we have also

included a few insider tips

on the best things to see,

do and explore.

We look forward to

welcoming you!


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More adventure, more relaxation – a small country full of princely moments.

From the valleys

to the mountains

Summit moments 8

Family bonds 22

Head for the heights with

award-winning chef Hubertus Real

Enjoy Liechtenstein’s breathtaking

nature with the Gstöhl family


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The art of pleasure 28

Malbun child 38

Discover the local culture scene

with Michèle Frey-Hilti

Hit the slopes with professional

ski racer Tina Weirather


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The name

Liechtenstein

was first

mentioned

in 1136. The

principality

of the same

name was

founded in

1719 and

looks back

on a 300-year

history.

A modern

monarchy

Princely Family: continuity and stability

H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II, the ruling prince since

1989, has placed particular focus on Liechtenstein’s

independence in foreign policy matters and, as a

result, on consolidating its position as a sovereign state.

In 2004, Prince Hans-Adam II entrusted his son,

H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois, to exercise sovereign

powers as his representative.

→ fuerstenhaus.li / en

Prince and people

Every year, events are held bringing together

the Princely Family and the people of Liechtenstein

in celebration. One such occasion is the

National Day, which takes place on 15 August

in the grounds of Vaduz Castle. The official

ceremony is followed by a fair in the centre of

Vaduz.

→ staatsfeiertag.li / en


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38 557 inhabitants

Liechtenstein is the smallest country

in the German-speaking region.

Every day more than 20 000 people

living in neighbouring countries

cross the border into Liechtenstein to

work in one of the 38 000 jobs here.

Changeable

Liechtenstein is located at the

intersection between two climate

zones: a wet and cool zone, and

a dry and warm zone. Relatively

little precipitation falls here. The

average temperature is quite

high at 10 °C thanks to the warm

Föhn wind.

Unique form

of government

According to the Constitution

of 1921, Liechtenstein is a "constitutional

hereditary monarchy on a

democratic and parliamentary basis".

160 km²

Liechtenstein is five and a half

times smaller than Berlin. More than

40 % of the country is covered in

forest. Just 11 % is used for residential

purposes.

Leisure

Visitors can look forward to mountain

trails and idyllic landscapes.

Liechtenstein is the perfect place

to get away from it all and enjoy

the beauty of nature.

11 municipalities

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein.

Planken is the smallest municipality

with just 472 inhabitants. Schaan

is the largest of the 11 municipalities

with a population of 6039.

Tourism

Liechtenstein welcomes more than

600 000 visitors from around the world

each year. It is a haven for outdoor

sports in both summer and winter.

Diverse

Liechtenstein is home to 55 mammal,

140 bird, 7 reptile, 10 amphibian

and 24 fish species, making every

outdoor adventure a journey of

discovery.

Multicultural

Despite its small size,

Liechtenstein is home to

people from 108 nations.

Swiss franc

Euro or dollar? Neither! Since 1924 Liechtenstein

has used the Swiss franc as its official currency,

though euros are also accepted.

Safety & security

Liechtenstein has one of the

lowest levels of crime anywhere

in the world.


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Head for the heights with

award-winning chef Hubertus Real


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Summit

moments

Up at the top of a mountain, on the

summit, it’s an incredible feeling –

a feeling like no other. It’s the reward

for the long, often tough ascent. The

preparation, the determination and

the hard work have paid off. I’ve made

it. Mountains have always taught me

one thing: to be modest, to not ask

for too much, to stay calm even in

extreme situations, to keep searching

for new opportunities and to grab

every chance which presents itself.

These days, when I get to the top –

be it the top of a mountain or the top

of my profession as a hotel manager

and a chef – I have nothing left to

prove to myself. Now I take my own

path, at my own pace. These days

it’s all about enjoying the moment.

At the same time, I will always have

a desire burning inside me to experience

new things, to keep moving

forward. I know that without that

passion and drive nothing is possible.

Hubertus Real,

mountaineer and award-winning chef

For more information visit

tourismus.li / adventurer


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Discover the

Fürstensteig Trail


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / fuerstensteigtrail

Psst, my secret tip for you …

If there is any place in Liechtenstein

which truly lives up to the billing

"princely moments" then it is the

Fürstensteig Trail. Powerful, imposing,

mystical. Just a few minutes into the

hike, after turning the third corner,

hikers will find themselves in front

of an awe-inspiring rock formation embodying

the power and force of this

unique landscape. Whenever I gaze up

at this giant work of art shaped by

wind and rain – as Liechtenstein and

the Rhine Valley slowly wake in the

valley far below – I am reminded how

small and insignificant we are as humans

compared to the might of Mother

Nature. Those are moments which make

me feel humble. Everything becomes

easier – life’s problems appear small,

giving way to a wave of euphoria. It’s

hard to put into words – you have to

be up there and experience it yourself

to really understand. That’s what discovering

the Fürstensteig Trail is all about.

Hubertus Real


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HIKE

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Drei Schwestern

Top 3

hiking

routes

The route up over the Drei Schwestern mountains

and along the Fürstensteig Trail is the

classic mountain hike in Liechtenstein. Towering

rock faces, fabulous views and total solitude –

just you and the mountain. Walkers must be

sure-footed and have a good head for heights.

Start / finish: Gaflei / Planken

Walking time: 5 hours

Ascent /descent: 850 m / 1550 m

→ tourismus.li / 3sisters


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / hiking

HIKE

2 HIKE

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Valüna Valley

This hike takes you from the idyllic Gänglesee

lake up to Sücka and along the Valüna Valley

with its flower-filled meadows to the Alpe

Valüna hut serving food and drink before

returning to the hamlet of Steg. A must for

fans of alpine flora and nature.

Start / finish: Steg

Walking time: 4 hours

Ascent /descent: 500 m

→ tourismus.li / valuenavalley

Sassweg

This is the most popular family-friendly circular

hike in Liechtenstein. It begins at the Friedenskapelle

chapel in Malbun. Stop off for a picnic

at Sass-Seelein (1725 metres above sea level)

before crossing Alpe Sass and heading back to

Malbun.

Start / finish: Malbun

Walking time: 2 hours

Ascent /descent: 200 m

→ tourismus.li / sasstrail


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Princess

Gina Trail

Malbun / Sareiserjoch

2000 m

Augstenberg

2359 m

Pfälzerhütte hut

2108 m

The trail starts with a gentle

ascent before leading past

a memorial plaque to

Princess Gina and across

a plateau of lush meadows.

In front of me an imposing

rocky landscape towers

high above: the Augstenberg

mountain.

Up at the top, I enjoy majestic

views of mountain chains

such as the Falkniskette

and the Schesaplanastock

as well as down to Malbun,

Gamperdona and Valüna –

all the sweat and hard work

required to get here are

forgotten. Time to enjoy!

I take off my hiking boots

and sit down for a hearty

meal. My choice is "Rösti &

Spiegelei", comprising a

potato fritter with fried

egg. I enjoy the sun on my

face and breathe in the

fresh mountain air before

it is time to head back.


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / ginatrail

Alpe Gritsch

1900 m

Tälehöhe

2000 m

Malbun / Dorf

1600 m

The route back takes me

through the meadows and

pastures of Alpe Gritsch. A

mountain biker gasping for

breath greets me with a

friendly "hoi" as he pedals towards

the Pfälzerhütte. I bet

he’s going to stay the night

up there, I smile to myself.

I reach Tälehöhe. Every now

and then I meet another

hiker doing the same walk

in the other direction. After

descending through the

Vaduzer Täli I reach Malbun,

where a great hike comes

to an end.

I order an ice cream. Before

the bus comes to take me

back down into the valley,

I have a chance to enjoy the

fabulous mountain panorama

of Malbun as I eat my

cool snack. The perfect end

to a perfect hike!


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Unique

worldwide

Liechtenstein

Trail

The Liechtenstein Trail is a

75 km walking path passing

through all 11 of the country’s

municipalities. Full of

interesting attractions, spectacular

views, fine food

and secluded spots, it is the

ideal way to explore Liechtenstein.

It also takes in vineyards,

nature reserves, quiet

forests and remote streams.

All in all walkers complete

around 2000 vertical metres

from start to finish. We

recommend completing

the Liechtenstein Trail in

3 to 4 stages.

75 km

11 municipalities

1 country

The Liechtenstein Trail

gives walkers a fascinating

insight into the history of

the country, taking in some

of its most important places

of historical interest, as well

as showcasing Liechtenstein’s

culture and traditions

in an informative, hands-on

and interactive way. Along

the route there are more

than 140 individual points

of interest. The "LIstory" app

connects these points of

interest and contains texts

on each one as well as augmented

reality experiences

such as the chance to take

a look inside Vaduz Castle.

The "LIstory" app can be

downloaded free of charge

from the App Store and

Google Play.

→ liechtensteintrail.li


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All of a sudden,

the ruins of the

Wildschloss

castle appear

at the end of

the forest. It is

a place where

nature meets

history.


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Walser settlement

Triesenberg

A steep climb from

Triesen leads to

Triesenberg, a settlement

traditionally

home to the Walser

people. Walking along

the Walser Fable Trail

you will reach Profatscheng,

at 1107 metres

above sea level

the highest point on

the Liechtenstein Trail.

The reward for this

tough climb is a

fabulous panorama

of the surrounding

landscape.


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Call of the

mountain …

For more information visit

tourismus.li / stagetriesenberg

Today, Triesenberg

is still shaped by

its long tradition

as a village home

to the Walser

people. The local

Walser Museum

gives an insight

into their history

and culture.


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The sunny

municipality

of Ruggell

The Ruggeller Riet

is the lowest point

on the Liechtenstein

Trail (430 metres

above sea level).

Covering around

90 hectares, it is

Liechtenstein’s largest

nature reserve

and a refuge for

various rare plants

and animals. Nature

lovers will find a

huge range of fauna

and especially flora

here.


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… silence of

the valley

For more information visit

tourismus.li / stageruggell

In late May, the

Ruggeller Riet

wetlands are

covered in a

thick carpet of

purple irises.


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Family

bonds


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Enjoy Liechtenstein’s stunning nature

with the Gstöhl family

Out of the house and into nature!

Here in Liechtenstein, that’s not a

marketing slogan but everyday life.

We love spending time outdoors

as a family exploring the mountains

and doing sport together. Whenever

we can, we take to the trails and

head for the heights. The kids love it

if along the way we come across a

little mountain stream – the perfect

natural playground! Up at the top of

the mountain we make sure to write

our names into the summit book

before walking down to the hut for

a hearty snack or meal. As a family our

favourite sections of the Liechtenstein

Trail are those where there is plenty

to see, do and discover. That can be

anything from standing on a sandbank

and skimming stones on the Rhine to

cooling of in summer in the Grossa -

bünt swimming lake. Here in Liechtenstein,

relaxing always means being

at the heart of the action. And for us

the action starts right outside our front

door!

Andreas, Jette, Luis, Alba

and Leon Gstöhl

For more information visit

tourismus.li / familygstoehl


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Diverse

attractions

Birds of

prey show

in Malbun

It’s an incredible

experience to see

golden eagles,

goshawks, eagle

owls and falcons up

close and to learn

from the birds of

prey expert Norman

Vögeli why his

female eagle Taiga

is a big fan of

Jimmy Hendrix.


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High-rope adventure park

Triesen

After an equipment and safety briefing,

visitors are invited to take on the three

courses in the forest. The reward for

solving a series of tricky challenges is an

adrenaline-pumping ride on the zipwire!

Castle ruins of

Schellenberg

A unique open-air setting with a fire

site where visitors can light a fire

and relax together after exploring the

forests around Schellenberg.

Birka bird centre

Mauren

This centre is home not only to many

species of birds but also to rare

plants and amphibians. A walking trail

connects the different areas.

Citytrain

Vaduz

The Citytrain is an excellent way to

explore charming Vaduz and learn

about the Princely Family. A journey

of discovery for all ages.

For more attractions visit

tourismus.li / activities


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / families

DAY

1

Lama & alpaca centre

These little woolly stars from Triesenberg

are waiting for us when we

arrive. After a fun trek with the friendly

animals, including a picnic, we head

back to the centre. We pay a visit to

the farm shop and check out some of

the regional produce on offer. Then

it’s time to get our heads down in the

teepee for a good night’s sleep.

DAY

2

Explorer Path in Malbun

Time to get exploring! "It’s going to

rain today," says Luis as he hops and

skips along the Explorer Path. Alba

doesn’t care – all she’s interested in

is finding out more about local alpine

flowers such as gentians and silver

thistles. Leon? He’s already looking

forward to sitting on the Explorer

Throne at the end of the trail!


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Family

adventures

DAY

3

DAY

4

Bangshof Ruggell

Today we’re enjoying Sunday brunch

at the Bangshof in Ruggell. As we

enter the building, the air is already

filled with all manner of wonderful

smells: freshly baked bread and a

buffet with all sorts of delicious delicacies.

After loading up on energy,

we ride to the Grossabünt swimming

lake in Gamprin.

Walser Fable Trail

Giants, dragons and witches all

feature along the Walser Fable Trail.

This walking path invites visitors of

all ages to solve a series of puzzles

and challenges inspired by local

legends and fables. The trail also

tells the history of Triesenberg,

a settlement traditionally home

to the Walser people.


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Experience the local culture scene

with Michèle Frey-Hilti


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The art

of pleasure

Mehr Informationen auf

www.tourismus.li/familie

I grew up surrounded by

art: paintings, sculptures,

photographs. Art is an integral

part of who I am – I see

it in everything around

me, from nature and life

to the creative arts. I make

an effort to appreciate it,

to enjoy it in my own way.

It’s always about atmosphere

and emotions. Art

experienced together or

alone in quiet contemplation.

Art created by oneself

or by others. Art in museums,

public places, theatres

or concert halls. Art thus

becomes part of a country’s

culture, its identity. It is

shared and brings people

together.

Michèle Frey-Hilti,

art and culture expert

Liechtenstein Museum

of Fine Arts with

Hilti Art Foundation

tourismus.li / culture


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Art and culture are everywhere

in Liechtenstein, but there is

one place with a higher concentration

of art than any

other: the Vaduz Culture Trail.

Head to the centre of Liechtenstein’s

capital to discover a

huge diversity of art within the

space of just a few hundred

metres.

Sculpture Park

Open-air art exhibition in the

pedestrianised centre of

Vaduz with famous works by

Fernando Botero, Nag Arnoldi,

Henry Moore and many others.

Liechtenstein

National Museum

This museum showcases the

history, culture and nature of

Liechtenstein through more

than 2000 exhibits.

Treasure

Chamber

The Princely Hat, lunar rocks from

the Apollo mission and a Fabergé egg

all under one roof.

Postal Museum

An insight into more than 100 years

of philately in Liechtenstein.

English Building

Art Space

For more art and culture visit

tourismus.li / culturalcentre

Exhibition space displaying contemporary

works of art from the local region.


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Vaduz

Culture Trail

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

with Hilti Art Foundation

Two buildings inviting visitors to embark

on a journey through the last 130 years of

art history.

Kurt Beck

Clock Museum

Table clocks, porcelain clocks,

Comtoise clocks, fireplace

clocks, wooden-gear clocks,

cuckoo clocks and many more.


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / topevents

Vaduz Classic Festival

Every August, Vaduz becomes a mecca

of classical music during this four-day

festival. Held at the foot of Vaduz Castle,

it draws star musicians from around

the world to take audiences on a journey

through the history of music.


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Cultural event

highlights

Vaduz Film Festival

Held every August under the starry

night sky above the government

district in Vaduz, this three-week film

festival presents everything from

arthouse rarities to the latest blockbusters.

Perfect for film lovers.

FL1.LIFE Music Festival

This two-day event in Schaan takes

place in early July and is Liechtenstein’s

largest festival of music and

culture. Experience top international

acts at the centre of Schaan.


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / gastronomy


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Original

Liechtenstein

Martin’s

"Ribel" recipe

Heat 1 litre of water,

1 teaspoon of salt,

1 tablespoon of butter

Psst, my secret tip for you …

Foodies should definitely pay a visit to awardwinning

chef Martin Real and his son Michael

in the Weinlaube Schellenberg. Martin is a

one-off and a legend in Liechtenstein’s fine

dining scene. His skills include not just cooking

but also playing the blues on his harmonica

and telling some great stories. A must for

anyone keen on good food and good fun!

Michèle Frey-Hilti

Add 600 g wheat

semolina, mix together,

cover with a lid and

leave to rest for 15 min

next to the stove.

Heat butterfat in a

pan and add the

mixture.

Ribel is often eaten

with sugar. Take a

spoonful of Ribel and

dunk it in coffee. It is

also often served with

apple or plum sauce.


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History

maker

1912

Prince Johann II

Coated paper

Koloman Moser

My official "birthday" is

1 February 1912. Strictly

speaking we were triplets,

three stamps of different

denominations: 5, 10 and

25 Hellers. We all proudly

bore the portrait of Prince

Johann II.

By 1930 we had become

so famous that the Liechtenstein

Postal Museum was

founded for us and our

descendants. It remains

open until today and charts

the history of postage

stamps in Liechtenstein.

Since the first Liechtenstein

postage stamp was issued

in 1912, we have become

closely associated with the

country – and have always

paid great attention to our

appearance. Only outstanding

artists have been permitted

to demonstrate their

skill by turning "normal

postage stamps" into tiny

works of art from Liechtenstein.

This rich tradition

continues today.

Yours faithfully Heller

postage stamp

Representative of the

Principality of Liechtenstein

Renowned artists from around the world continue to be commissioned

by Liechtenstein to design the country’s postage stamps.

This results in new series of stamps successfully representing the

modern generation.

2018

Bird’s Eye –

Great Crested Grebe

Sven Beham / HP Gassner

2016

Summer Olympic Games

Romero Britto


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Principality

experience

Vaduz Castle

In 1938 the Princely Family

moved its official place of

residence to Vaduz Castle,

a fortress overlooking

Liechtenstein’s capital.

Today it remains the official

seat of the ruling prince.

Princely theatre

Take a cinematographical

look behind the scenes

of Vaduz Castle and

go inside the castle walls.

A princely experience

fit to crown any visit to

Vaduz.

→ alteskinovaduz.li/en


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Hit the slopes with professional

ski racer Tina Weirather

Malbun

child

Up in the start house the pressure

is huge. Tension fills the air. It is

the moment of truth. Less than

90 seconds later I cross the finish line.

The scoreboard flickers into life: first

place! All the pressure falls away in

an instant. I have achieved my dream!

Looking back now, my passion for

skiing started on the slopes of my

local ski resort in Malbun. I remember

keeping my ski boots on over lunch

so I could get out onto the slopes

as quickly as possible once I had

finished eating. I was a Malbun child –

I wished it could be winter forever.

Even today when I speed down

the steep Hoch eck slope or carve

swooping turns on the pistes at Täli,

I still feel this special connection

to my Malbun.

Tina Weirather, professional ski racer

and Malbun fan

For more information visit

tourismus.li / talentfactory


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In the still

of the night

Psst, my secret tip for you …

Despite all my races and other

obligations, I always find time to get

away from it all for a few precious

moments of peace and quiet. One of

the best ways is on a full-moon walk

from the centre of Malbun to Sass-

Seelein. There is an amazing atmosphere

at night as I pass the Alpenhotel

Vögeli and head up to the Friedenskapelle

chapel in Malbun, where the

well-maintained Sassweg Trail begins.

If you turn around after just a few

minutes and look back you will see the

lights of Malbun nestling in a peaceful

landscape of mountains and valleys.

I like walking the Sassweg Trail with

friends. We don’t always talk that

much, but sharing this silence with

someone else makes it twice as

beautiful. The bright moon high above

reflects on the glistening snow as

we quietly crunch our way through the

forest. Everything looks like it has

been wrapped up in cotton wool. The

whole landscape, with its shadows

and contours, takes on a totally

new appearance. "Idyllic" is the best

word to describe the atmosphere

on the Sassweg Trail at full-moon.

Tina Weirather


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For more information visit

tourismus.li / sasswegtrail


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Personal winter

adventures

23 km of

ski pistes

When I think of "my" resort of Malbun,

then I think of great skiing for all

ages and all abilities, from beginners

to experts. I also think of children

laughing and having fun in the Malbi

Park as they take their first tentative

turns on snow, the sunny slopes

at Sareis and the powder in Täli and

Hocheck.

Idyllic winter

walking trail

From romantic moonlight walks for

couples to family walks in the dazzling

sunshine, the Sassweg Trail is one of

the best ways to enjoy the winter landscape.

It starts at the Friedenskapelle

chapel in Malbun and leads through

steep snow walls, thick forests and

snow-filled hollows to Sass-Seelein and

back to the Schneeflucht ski lift.

15 km of cross-country

skiing trails

Why not use your visit to Liechtenstein

to try out something new?

Steg-Valüna has a lovely network of

perfectly groomed cross-country

skiing trails suitable for both the

more relaxing Classic technique and

the more dynamic Skating technique.

There is even a floodlit trail for

those keen to ski in the evening.

Tobogganing in the

snowy landscape

Tobogganing is a great sport for all

the family. Malbun has two toboggan

runs to choose from. Sücka-Steg

offers the chance to warm up with a

cheesy fondue in the Berggasthaus

Sücka before whizzing back down

into the valley, while the toboggan

run near the chapel in Malbun is

close to the cosy and welcoming

Alpenhotel Vögeli.


For more information visit

tourismus.li / wintertime

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DAY

1

Early-bird

skiing

The hearty breakfasts

served in Malbun’s hotels

and guesthouses don’t

make it easy to get up at

the crack of dawn and hit

the slopes, but we manage

to drag ourselves out of

bed and are rewarded with

first tracks on the freshly

groomed Hocheck piste.

What a feeling!

DAY

2

Malbi-Park

and Täli

The good thing about

Malbun is that all the pistes

are joined together and

form a single network.

We ski past the Malbi-Park

and catch a glimpse of

our youngest kids learning

to ski while our older ones

are zooming around the

slopes in the Täli area of

the resort.

DAY

3

Sunbathing at

2000 metres

Today we’ve decided to

take it easy and catch

some rays on the sunny

terrace at Sareis. We

have promised our two

boys plenty of action

in the evening with a little

ice climbing, while our

daughter is really looking

forward to visiting the

K-Bum theatre.


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From the

holiday diary

DAY

4

DAY

5

Ice skating

and Alpspitz

After yesterday’s crosscountry

skiing lesson in

Steg, today is a chance

for everyone to do whatever

they want. The boys

and I decide to go snowshoeing

on the Alpspitz

mountain, while my wife

and my daughter head for

the open-air ice rink.

Carving, trekking,

fondue

Our last day. After enjoying

a long and relaxing breakfast,

we head back out onto the

ski pistes for a final carving

session before exploring the

winter landscape in kneedeep

snow in the company

of two friendly alpacas. In the

evening we enjoy a fondue

together and reflect on five

fantastic days.


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LIECHTENSTEIN – PRINCELY MOMENTS

Customs

and traditions

Tuass burning crown

on National Day

Every year since 1943, crown of burning

torches has been lit the slopes

of Tuass to celebrate National Day

(15 August). It can be seen far beyond

the country’s borders. Tuass is a

settlement of wooden huts at 1433 m

used in the past to store hay.

Carnival – the fifth

season of the year

Carnival forms a major part of Liechtenstein’s

cultural tradition. As the season

reaches its climax in February, locals

and visitors gather in Liechtenstein’s

traditional carnival hotspots to enjoy

colourful processions, upbeat brass

band music and carnival balls.


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Bonfire

Sunday

The Sunday

following Ash

Wednesday is

known as Bonfire

Sunday. In Liechtenstein’s

municipalities,

locals

traditionally build

a huge bonfire

and wave burning

torches in the

air to drive away

the winter.

Christmas markets

bringing people together

In late November, Liechtenstein’s

towns and villages open their traditional

Christmas markets. These can be found

in almost all of the country’s municipalities

and bring everyone together

for mulled wine and local food.

For more information visit

tourismus.li / customs


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LIECHTENSTEIN – PRINCELY MOMENTS

Tschau and

see you soon!

Having greeted each other

with a friendly "hoi", here

in Liechtenstein we say

goodbye to each other with

a cheery "tschau" – a word

which also means "hope

to see you again soon". That

is precisely how we wish

to end our shared tour of

Liechtenstein. We hope

we have managed to show

you a little bit of our personal

Liechtenstein and give

you some interesting

insights that have whetted

your appetite and made

you keen to find out more.

This photo, taken at 2108

metres above sea level, shows

the dimly lit Pfälzerhütte hut

in front of a blood red sky

in the midst of a silent landscape.

We want to share it

with you as a symbol and

a reminder of Liechtenstein’s

natural beauty. We look

forward to welcoming you

back to our country. In the

meantime, we will head

out and enjoy Liechtenstein

on your behalf!

Tschau – we hope to see

you soon!


For more information visit

tourismus.li / pfaelzerhuettehut

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Publisher

Liechtenstein Marketing

For more information visit

liechtensteintrail.li

Concept

Liechtenstein Marketing

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Liechtenstein Marketing

Design

Büro für Gebrauchsgraphik AG

Texts

Liechtenstein Marketing

Translation

Interlingua

Lithography

PREPAIR Druckvorstufen AG

Printing

BVD Druck+Verlag AG

Circulation

German 35 000, English 20 000

Publication

January 2020

Photo credits

Roland Korner: 1, 6, 22, 28, 34

Julian Konrad: 2, 12

Kenny Vogt: 4

Franz Josef Meier: 6, 18

Hubertus Real: 8

Heinz Staffelbach: 10, 14

Kevin Wildhaber: 17

Liechtenstein Marketing: 20

Martin Walser: 24, 26, 40, 42, 44, 46

Andreas Domjanic: 32

Philatelie Liechtenstein: 36

Alex Kaiser: 38

Eddy Risch: 49

Jana Figliuolo: 50

Printed on FSC-certified paper.


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