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Alpspitz - Liechtenstein's first summit cross

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The Alpspitz soars above Bargälla with its promising views. The Fürstensteig, leading through its west flank, is the most famous trail of the Rätikon- a first class hike full of contrasts and and surprises.
moderate
Distance 6.3 km
3:00 h
529 m
529 m
1,997 m
1,489 m
From Gaflei, the alpine trail winds its way through the sloping pastures of the Bargälla Alp up to its saddle where you can view the entire chain of Liechtenstein mountains including all their valleys and summits. Here, the summit of Alpspitz is at your fingertips. Now the trail takes you through the mountain pines, past the geographical center of Liechtenstein and up to the mountain cross - time for a break with a beautiful view at the oldest summit cross in Liechtenstein. In 1944, Martin Bamert, the Chaplain from Vaduz, had the cross erected, which can be seen for miles. From Alpspitz, the trail continues through the mountain pines to the Kamin, also sign posted as «Chemi» (Chimney), down a steep path through a gap below the Helwangs peak, and along the path below the Alpspitz Schrofen to join up with the Panorama Trail (Via Alpine) at the Gaflei saddle. Here you can decide whether you want to continue on and take the Fürstensteig Trail or turn back along the same route to the starting point in Gaflei.

Author’s recommendation

Food & drink:

Berggashaus Matu in Gaflei, phone +423 262 38 20

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Author
Martin Knöpfel 
Update: January 16, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,997 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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Track types

Dirt road 25.36%Forested/wild trail 4.36%Path 66.13%
Dirt road
1.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
Path
4.2 km
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Rest stops

Gaflei Stuba

Safety information

Sturdy footwear and surefootedness are required.

 

Going on a tour requires careful planning. We recommend that you discuss the routes and weather conditions with the local information points in advance. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be closed or interrupted.

Start

Gaflei (1,489 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'725E 1'223'372N
DD
47.142040, 9.544538
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221092
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Destination

Gaflei

Turn-by-turn directions

Gaflei - Bärgellasattel - Alpspitz - Kamin - Gafleisattel - Fürstensteig - Gaflei

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bushaltestelle Gaflei der Linie Vaduz-Triesenberg-Gaflei. 

Parking

Parkplätze bei Gaflei

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'725E 1'223'372N
DD
47.142040, 9.544538
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221092
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Questions and answers

Question from Peter Uhlemann · November 06, 2020 · Community
Ist diese Tour mit Hund begehbar?
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Answered by peter buechler · November 06, 2020 · Community
Hallo Peter Ich würde dir nicht empfehlen, den Hund mitzunehmen. Der weg ist teilweise 50 cm breit und es geht ohne Abschrankung mehrere hundert Meter runter.
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Rating

5.0
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Chris McCarson 
June 19, 2022 · Community
Echt tolle Tour. Der Ausfstieg auf der ersten Häflte der Tour ist etwas mühselig (erst recht bei 33 Grad :-(), aberr die Aussichten auf der Ostseite der Tour und vom Alpspitz sind schon ein paar Fotos wert. Highlight für mich war aber der Fürstensteig, obwohl es mir an ein oder zwei Stellen trotz Schwindelfreiheit doch es mulmig wurde.
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When did you do this route? June 19, 2022
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September 11, 2021 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
529 m
Highest point
1,997 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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