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Fürstensteig Trail

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  • Blick auf das Rheintal vom Fürstensteig
    / Blick auf das Rheintal vom Fürstensteig
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  • / Aufstieg über den Kamin
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  • / Mythos Fürstensteig
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  • / Fürstensteig in der Abendsonne
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The Fürstensteig is one of the most famous Rätikon trails and is the classic high-altitude route in Liechtenstein. A superb circular hike full of contrasts and surprises awaits you.
moderate
Distance 5.9 km
2:37 h
474 m
479 m
1,929 m
1,489 m
The hike begins on the scenic Alp Gaflei at 1400 meters above sea level. Passing green alpine meadows and mountain pines, the path leads high above Vaduz and Schaan offering unique views. Liechtenstein’s alpine region is reached on a gentle ascent above Alp Garsälli. The Fürstensteig is a very special experience. Exposed passages are secured with wire cables and railings. From Gafleisattel, the Drei Schwestern can be seen to the north. One passes these to reach Alp Gafadura situated above Planken. A shorter route that leads to the starting point on Gaflei is the hike through the so-called chimney, which is also known as the “Chemi”. 

 

From the chimney, the path leads past mountain pines then down to Alp Bargälla and the Bargälla-Sattel, where it is possible to enjoy splendid views of the entire Liechtenstein Alps together with their valleys and peaks. It is now only a short distance to the starting point of Gaflei.

Author’s recommendation

Opportunity for rest and refreshments: Gaflei Stube is located directly adjacent to the Gaflei car park and is an ideal place for hikers to obtain rest and refreshments, before or after a hiking tour. The hiker is rewarded with wonderful views across the valley.
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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,929 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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Rest Stop

Gaflei Stuba
Matu

Safety information

The Fürstensteig requires hikers to be sure-footed and have a head for heights.

Tips and hints

Weitere Tourenvorschläge und Infos rund ums Wandern im Fürstentum Liechtenstein unter: www.wanderbar.li

Start

Gaflei (1,492 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'724E 1'223'371N
DD
47.142026, 9.544529
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221091
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Destination

Gaflei

Turn-by-turn directions

Gaflei-Fürstensteig-Gafleisattel-Kamin-Bärgälla-Sattel-Gaflei

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Vaduz-Triesenberg-Gaflei

Bushaltestelle: Gaflei, Kurhaus

Liechtenstein Bus www.liemobil.li

Getting there

Vaduz-Triesenberg-Gaflei

Parking

Parkplatz Gaflei

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'724E 1'223'371N
DD
47.142026, 9.544529
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221091
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Equipment

Sturdy and good shoes

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Karin Anagnostou-Amann · May 11, 2020 · Community
Ist dieser Weg geeignet für Mittnahme von Hunden? Ich habe einen Berg geübten Labrador, aber wenn ich mir die breite des weges anschaue, bin ich nicht sicher.
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Answered by Thomas Burkhart · May 11, 2020 · Community
hmm mit Labradors und deren Temperament kenne ich mich aus .. ich bin den Weg auch schon mit Kindern ca. 4 Jahre gegangen
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Rating

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Claudia K.
September 19, 2020 · Community
Wunderschöner aber leider recht kurzer Steig bei dem man auf jeden Fall schwindelfrei sein muss! An einigen Stellen besteht Absturzgefahr, da der Weg etwas abgerutscht ist. Man hat einen genialen Blick ins Rheintal und hinüber zur Schweiz. Nach dem Steig geht's erst wieder etwas abwärts um die Alpspitze herum ein neu angelegter und breiter Weg in Serpentinen nach oben führt. Wir nahmen den Gipfel in der Mittagshitze mit. Eine Einkehr im Café am Parkplatz bei der Privatklinik ist ein guter Abschluß.
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When did you do this route? September 09, 2020
Georges Halsdorf 
March 19, 2017 · Community
Hallo Cláudia, nach meiner Einschätzung sollte das bei dieser Wanderung möglich sein, hängt aber auch ein wenig vom Hund ab. Es gibt keine hohe Leiter oder ähnliches.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:37 h
Ascent
474 m
Descent
479 m
Highest point
1,929 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic

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