The Walser Legend Trail

Triesenberg circular route (Principality of Liechtenstein)

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Nebelmeer

Nebelmeer

Walsersagenweg

Walsersagenweg

Triesenberg: Weite - Balzers - Gonzen - Sargans - Pizol

Triesenberg: Weite - Balzers - Gonzen - Sargans - Pizol

This theme route, which starts at the Walser Museum in the village square, helps visitors learn about the history and legends of the Walsers in the Triesenberg district. This commune was first permanently inhabited by immigrants from Valais in the 13th century. The unusual dialect of the Triesenberg people attests their Valais origins.

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Technical information

Starting point:Triesenberg, village square with Walser Museum
Destination:Triesenberg
Getting to the starting point:Car/bus from Vaduz
Back from the destination:Back to Vaduz
Technique:Easy
Physical fitness:Easy
Difference in elevation:Ascent 420 m, descent 420 m
Hiking time:4h 45m
Season:April to October
Note:   The starting point in the village centre, the midway point at Masescha and the Studa rest area can be reached by public transport, so the hike can be split into stages.

Description

The first section of the Walser Legend Trail leads via Rotaboda to the hamlet of Masescha, the first religious centre of the Walser immigrants in the 13th century. They carried out intensive clearance work to obtain crop-growing land, thereby shaping the agricultural landscape. Stables and haysheds bear witness to former farming methods.

The second high-altitude section leads to the Studa recreation area with a large wooden effigy of the Giant of Guflina and a barbecue grill. The third section curves back into Triesenberg village centre.

A visit to the Walser Museum before the walk gives visitors a better understanding of the life of the Walsers who resided here.

A richly illustrated 66-page brochure supplies background information on the route, the agricultural landscape, the history of the commune of Triesenberg and on Triesenberg's legends (available in the Walser Museum).

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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