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Prufatscheng historical settlements

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Splendid circular hike above the heights of Triesenberg along largely traffic-free roads and grassed footpaths.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
4:00 h
434 m
434 m
1,273 m
870 m
High above the Rhine Valley we visit the most beautiful settlement sites of the Walser who migrated to this area 700 years ago: The listed Prufatscheng Farmstead, the Masescha Sun Terrace with the Theodul Chapel, the magnificent Gnalp and Mitätsch recessed meadows and the Steinort settlement. The almost level “Philosophers’ Path” connects the sun-drenched settlement of Masescha with the mountain meadows of Mitätsch and the old Walser Hay Barns. This hike is especially enchanting when the meadows are in flower or when autumn mists lie over the Rhine valley below.

 

Alternative route
Descent from Steinort to the Hamlet of Wangerberg and onwards through forest and meadows to Triesen (distance: 2.6 km).

Author’s recommendation

Diversion to the nearby settlements of Silum, Alpelti, Matu or Gaflei.

Family tip: Visit to the Walser Folklore Museum in Triesenberg.

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Martin Knöpfel 
Update: May 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,273 m
Lowest point
870 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 46.02%Dirt road 23.23%Forested/wild trail 15.04%Path 10.60%Road 2.03%Unknown 3.06%
Asphalt
5.2 km
Dirt road
2.6 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
Path
1.2 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Berggasthaus Masescha
Hotel Kulm - Restaurant
Restaurant Edelweiss
Restaurant Kainer
Café Conditorei Guflina

Start

Triesenberg (883 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'699E 1'220'748N
DD
47.118452, 9.543270
DMS
47°07'06.4"N 9°32'35.8"E
UTM
32T 541211 5218470
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Destination

Triesenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Triesenberg - Gschind - Rotaboda - Hinterer Prufatscheng - Masescha - Mitätsch - Gnalp - Steinort - Triesenberg

Note

Wildlife refuge Profatscheng: January 01 - March 31
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Für die Anreise nach Triesenberg mit dem Bus Haltestelle Post verwenden, Abreise mit dem Bus ab Triesenberg, Haltestelle Post oder Steinort

Parking

Parkplätze im Dorfzentrum von Triesenberg vorhanden

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'699E 1'220'748N
DD
47.118452, 9.543270
DMS
47°07'06.4"N 9°32'35.8"E
UTM
32T 541211 5218470
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

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Rating

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Kay 
September 13, 2019 · Community
Schöne, aussichtsreiche Tour. Ziemlich einfach zu begehen und viele Bänke unterwegs um die Aussicht zu genießen.  Zwei kleine Fehler auf der Karte, waren aber kein Problem: - die Geschindstrasse ist eine Sackgasse, man kann Richtung Rotenboden die Untere Geschindstrasse benutzen. - der Abstieg nähe Lavadinestrasse besteht nicht, man kann etwas südlicher absteigen über einen Waldweg.
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When did you do this route? September 13, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
434 m
Descent
434 m
Highest point
1,273 m
Lowest point
870 m
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