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On the Princely Trail from Schaan to Vaduz

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  • Block vom Quadretschweg zu Schloss Vaduz
    / Block vom Quadretschweg zu Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Wald bei Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Stein Egerta in Schaan
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  • / Blick von der Hofkellerei auf Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Schloss Vaduz
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  • / Waldparcours Schaan
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  • / Schaaner Wald
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At the foot of the mighty Drei Schwestern Chain, the car-free Fürstenweg on the edge of the forest runs along the same path and connects the elevated residential areas of Schaan and Vaduz - a wonderful local recreation area. 
moderate
Distance 7.3 km
1:30 h
233 m
244 m
Exercise possibilities and a large playground welcome athletes and families. 

 

The Princely Trail begins at Planknerstrasse near the Forstwerkhof and after only a few steps we find ourselves in the shady and quiet forest with its many different plants. Right at the start, the memorial for forest workers who died in accidents and the “Waldkappele” or Forest Chapel are good places to pause and reflect. After a few minutes walk we cross two ridges (scree and alluvial deposits). Following a path that passes through pine woods, we reach the uppermost houses of Vaduz and can descend directly via Rüfeweg to Landstrasse (Alternative route) or through the villa district to the Red House and finally to the Städtle district of Vaduz. 

Alternative route
Via Rüfeweg to Vaduz

Author’s recommendation

Detour to Iraggell and Wildschloss or along Bergweg to Alpila.

Family tip: Barbecue areas at the Dux children's playground above Schaan or below the Bannholz forester's lodge in Vaduz.

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Martin Knöpfel
Update: May 28, 2021

Start

Schaan (466 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'757'575E 1'226'492N
DD
47.170609, 9.517289
DMS
47°10'14.2"N 9°31'02.2"E
UTM
32T 539201 5224253
w3w 
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Destination

Städtle Vaduz

Turn-by-turn directions

Schaan - Dux - Forstwerkhof - Rüfen (Schutt - und Schwemmkegel) - Rotes Haus - Schloss Vaduz - Städtle Vaduz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

Parkplätze finden Sie oberhalb des Friedhofs oder am Ende der Duxgasse bei den Tennisplätzen.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'757'575E 1'226'492N
DD
47.170609, 9.517289
DMS
47°10'14.2"N 9°31'02.2"E
UTM
32T 539201 5224253
w3w 
///opposite.dreamer.stilted
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
233 m
Descent
244 m
Scenic Linear route Family-friendly

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