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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 3

Liechtenstein Trail: Stage 3 Vaduz-Nendeln

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  • Blick von der Hofkellerei auf Schloss Vaduz
    Blick von der Hofkellerei auf Schloss Vaduz
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Stage 3 of the Liechtenstein Trail leads from Vaduz through Schaan to Planken and from there down to Nendeln.
moderate
Distance 16.8 km
5:02 h
463 m
466 m
794 m
449 m
The route climbs steadily through Alt-Vaduz to the Red House. From there you have a wonderful view of Vaduz Castle. After passing the University of Liechtenstein, the path becomes flatter and leads to a debris flow (known in Liechtenstein as Rüfe) and then to the centre of Schaan.

 

From there the route leads up to the St. Elisabeth Nunnery before a short, flat section to the Gamanderhaus. From the Gamanderhaus there are now about 300 vertical metres of climbing to be completed to Planken, Liechtenstein’s smallest municipality.  From here you can enjoy magnificent views of the Rhine Valley. The stage ends with a very steep descent on a mountain trail down to Nendeln.

Author’s recommendation

The "LIstory" app has been specially developed to accompany walkers and hikers on the Liechtenstein Trail. The app can be downloaded free of charge.
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Author
Martin Knöpfel 
Update: June 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
449 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 0.04%Forested/wild trail 26.46%Path 5.03%Road 66.76%Unknown 1.67%
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0 km
Forested/wild trail
4.4 km
Path
0.8 km
Road
11.2 km
Unknown
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Café Restaurant Amann
Esquire Bar & Bistro
Taste of Italian Food Elisas
Gasthof Au
COA Asia Take Away
Residence Hotel
Amarone Restaurante Bar
American Bagel&Coffee Co.
Balu bakery & pastry shop
Burg Brasserie
Café Etagere
Restaurant Adler Vaduz 1908
Restaurant New Castle
Ristorante Cesare
Vanini Café
Restaurant Engel
Red Mango
Dorfbeck Dörig
Centrum Grill & Cafe
Made in Italy
Gasthof Loewen
Restaurant at the Prince of Liechtenstein Winery
Restaurant Schlössle Mahal
Restaurant Torkel - Gourmet
Park Hotel Sonnenhof
Park-Hotel Sonnenhof
Bäckerei Konditorei-Confiserie Wanger
Subway
Nana's Restaurant
Bakery Gassner AG
Mühleholz Grill
Restaurant Forum
Restaurant Rössle
Bäckerei-Konditorei Confiserie Wanger
Restaurant Scanaua
Ristorante Dolce Gusto
Restaurant Ha Long
PUR - Grill Pasta Bar - Restaurant
La Piazza
Vibes
Restaurant Lio
Restaurant Specki
UNIKUM “My Local Pub”
Hotel Restaurant Weinstube

Safety information

The 1km section between Planken and Nendeln is very steep and has around 200 metres of vertical ascent. It requires good physical fitness, sturdy footwear and sure-footedness. This section should not be used in wet and snowy conditions. There is also the option of taking bus number 26 from Planken via Schaan to Nendeln (journey time 25 minutes). 

Tips and hints

Luggage Transport Service

The best way to enjoy the Liechtenstein Trail is to travel light. We therefore offer a handy luggage transport service to move your bags from hotel to hotel.

Equipped only with a light daypack, hikers set off to explore the Liechtenstein Trail. We will organise luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation and make sure that your suitcase is waiting for you when you arrive. More about the Luggage Transport Service.

 

Liechtenstein Trail Packages 

6 days and 5 nights on the Liechtenstein Trail

3 days and 2 nights on the Liechtenstien Trail

Start

Peter-Kaiser-Platz, Vaduz (455 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'758'053E 1'222'754N
DD
47.136882, 9.522289
DMS
47°08'12.8"N 9°31'20.2"E
UTM
32T 539605 5220507
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Destination

Post, Nendeln

Note

Wildlife refuge Brunnaböchel: January 01 - March 31
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Public transport

Internationale Bahnverbindungen sorgen für komfortables Reisen nach Liechtenstein. An den Bahnstationen Sargans, Buchs/SG und Feldkirch steigen Sie einfach auf das gut ausgebaute Busnetz Liechtensteins (LIEmobil) um und erreichen bequem Ihre Feriengemeinde.

 

Fahrpläne:
Bahnfahrplan Schweiz
Bahnfahrplan Österreich
Busfahrplan Liechtenstein


Startpunkt:

Vaduz: Bushaltestelle "Post"

Getting there

  • von St. Gallen über die Autobahn A13 (ca. 45 Minuten)
  • von Zürich über die A3 bis Sargans, dann auf die A13 (ca. 1 Stunde)
  • von München über die A96, in Österreich auf die A14 (ca. 3 Stunden)
  • von Innsbruck über die A12, S16 und dann A14 (ca. 2.5 Stunden)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'758'053E 1'222'754N
DD
47.136882, 9.522289
DMS
47°08'12.8"N 9°31'20.2"E
UTM
32T 539605 5220507
w3w 
///breached.molars.warm
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
5:02 h
Ascent
463 m
Descent
466 m
Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
449 m
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