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Hiking Trail recommended route Stage 4

Liechtenstein Trail: Stage 4 Nendeln-Ruggell

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  • Auf dem Eschnerberg
    / Auf dem Eschnerberg
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  • / Eschen Rofenberg
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  • / Eschnerberg
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  • / Beschilderung Liechtenstein-Weg
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  • / Zwischenverpflegung
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  • / Lichtung im Wald
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  • / Badesee Grossabünt in Gamprin
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This stage leads from Nendeln via Eschen and Bendern-Gamprin to Ruggell in northern Liechtenstein.
Distance 14.8 km
4:00 h
244 m
277 m
Passing the train station in Nendeln we reach the Eschen/Mauren sports park and from there continue into the centre of Eschen. The trail then climbs slightly via Güdigen to Aspen and from there back down towards the village centre. Now the path rises again and we pass the Rofenberg Chapel. After stopping to enjoy the beautiful view at Krest we follow a section of the Historical Eschnerberg Trail, which eventually leads down to Bendern church hill and from there to the post office in Bendern. Bendern church hill has probably been inhabited for 4000 years. It is likely that a church existed there as early as the 6th century.

 

The route then takes us from Bendern along the Rhine to the Grossabünt outdoor leisure park in Gamprin. This is an excellent place to stop off for a meal and enjoy the views of the large swimming lake. After heading into the village centre of Gamprin we then hike along a track through the Kratzera forest to the centre of Ruggell. Ruggell is the northernmost municipality in Liechtenstein.

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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Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 27, 2021
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
433 m

Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Weinstube
Landgasthof Roessle
Bacio.eat.drink.talk
Frederick im Kokon II
Gasthaus zum Hirschen
Hotel Kommod - Restaurant
Il Rifugio
Restaurant Fago
Ristorante Pizzeria Da Teresa
Kuefer Martis Huus
Restaurant TANG
Trattoria Pizzeria "La Dolce Vita"
1950 American Diner
Meli's Restaurant
Restaurant tenn
Mai Thai
St. Martins Pub am Platz
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Pizza Napoli
Pisa Pizza
Anatolia - Kebap & Pizza

Safety information

The stretch between Eschen Krest and Bendern is steep. This part of the Liechtenstein Trail also leads along a section of the Historical Eschnerberg Trail. 

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

Post, Nendeln (452 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'511E 1'229'765N
DD
47.199573, 9.543978
DMS
47°11'58.5"N 9°32'38.3"E
UTM
32T 541201 5227485
w3w 
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Destination

Post, Ruggell

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Post, Nendeln
Post, Ruggell

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'511E 1'229'765N
DD
47.199573, 9.543978
DMS
47°11'58.5"N 9°32'38.3"E
UTM
32T 541201 5227485
w3w 
///probable.oxidation.workers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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.

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Distance
14.8 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
244 m
Descent
277 m

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