Malbun

Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein

Malbun is the main holiday resort in the little Principality of Liechtenstein. This small village is ideal for families in summer or winter. There are many cultural attractions to visit in the nearby capital, Vaduz.

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The steep slopes at the end of the Malbun valley surround the little resort of Malbun (1600 m) like an arena. The small scale of this little mountain village and the traffic-calming measures in the centre of the village make Malbun a particularly family-friendly resort. The children’s entertainment programme "Malbun Rascals" keeps children happy during high season.

Summer

The extensive network of mountain footpaths around Malbun leads you into an idyllic, virtually untouched natural landscape. The geography of this little country makes it an outstanding bikers’ destination, with lots of tricky dedicated trails and paths. An ideal starting point for hiking and mountain biking tours is the top of the chair-lift on the Sareiser Joch. Fun for the little ones is guaranteed at the children’s playground on the sunny panorama terrace of the mountain restaurant (2015 m) or at the Pet Donkey Zoo.

Distances are small in the “little country”. Vaduz is only 15 km away from Malbun: reason enough to enjoy the cultural offerings in the “little town” from time to time, even if you are holidaying in Malbun.

Halfway to Vaduz is Triesenberg, perched high above the Rhine valley. At the local history museum, you can find out about the history of this Walser settlement, where the locals still speak a well-preserved Walser dialect.

Highlights

  • Ski museum in Vaduz – over 100 years of the history of skiing, presented by the former Liechtenstein racing skier Noldi Beck.
  • Birds of prey in the Galina Malbun falconry – hawks, owls, eagle owls, ravens, buzzards, falcons, vultures and golden eagles, with spectacular flying demonstrations.
  • Sareiser Joch – mountain restaurant with panoramic views over the “little country” and the Rhine valley, with a Pet Donkey Zoo for children.
  • Walser local history museum in Triesenberg – this important local heritage collection gives a living insight into the life and history of the Walser community.
  • Vaduz museums – Art Museum with the national and state art collection, the National Museum and the Postal Museum.

Top Events

  • Josefi-Langlauf-Stafette in Steg – one of Liechtenstein’s most prestigious sporting events (March).
  • Malbun Sommerchilbi – big summer fair with a host of activities, children’s entertainment and regional culinary specialities (July).
  • Malbun Donkey Festival – festival all about these cutely obstinate creatures (August).

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