998 Triesenberger Philosophenweg
998 Triesenberger Philosophenweg

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Triesenberger Philosophenweg

Triesenberger Philosophenweg

Triesenberg, Rizlina–Masescha–Gaflei–Triesenberg, Rizlina

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Triesenberger Philosophenweg

Triesenberger Philosophenweg

The Triesenberg „philosophers' path“ is a hike along natural trails in the rich cultural landscape of the Walser people. A stop for apple pie at the Masescha mountain inn is definitely recommended. At Gaflei, the view of the Rhine valley and the eastern Switzerland alpine world is breathtaking.
The hike starts at Rizlina, high above the Walser village of Triesenberg in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The trail first leads past Gnalp on the philosophers' path to the small settlement of Masescha (1234 m a. s. l.). At the mountain restaurant, it is worth taking a seat on the sunny terrace or in the typical Walserstübli and tasting the famous apple pie. After this treat, the route continues to the scattered settlement of Vorder-Prufatscheng and slightly downhill to Hinter-Prufatscheng, the lowest point of the tour. The view into the Rhine valley and over the beautiful, sun-baked Walser houses makes this trail a special experience. Speaking of the Walser people: the route runs along a theme trail that tells the story of the Walser community of Triesenberg on information boards.

Now the main ascent follows: the mountain trail is well marked and leads up some 350 metres in altitude through a sparse mountain forest to Gaflei (1483 m a.s.l.). The effort is well worth it, because the view from the sunny plateau into the Rhine valley and the alpine world of eastern Switzerland is quite spectacular. Incidentally, Gaflei was the first health resort in Liechtenstein and thus also marks the beginning of the Principality's tourism history. The spa hotel is no longer in operation, but Gaflei is still a popular recreation area today.

Those who feel like it can make a detour to the observation tower to once again enjoy the view of the alpine scenery before continuing their hike. After Gaflei, a shady path leads in a leisurely manner towards Alp Silum. The largest building is the former alpine spa house, which was a mountain inn for a time. A few more hairpin bends follow before the trail ends back at the starting point in Rizlina.
The Triesenberg „philosophers' path“ is a hike along natural trails in the rich cultural landscape of the Walser people. A stop for apple pie at the Masescha mountain inn is definitely recommended. At Gaflei, the view of the Rhine valley and the eastern Switzerland alpine world is breathtaking.
The hike starts at Rizlina, high above the Walser village of Triesenberg in the Principality of Liechtenstein. The trail first leads past Gnalp on the philosophers' path to the small settlement of Masescha (1234 m a. s. l.). At the mountain restaurant, it is worth taking a seat on the sunny terrace or in the typical Walserstübli and tasting the famous apple pie. After this treat, the route continues to the scattered settlement of Vorder-Prufatscheng and slightly downhill to Hinter-Prufatscheng, the lowest point of the tour. The view into the Rhine valley and over the beautiful, sun-baked Walser houses makes this trail a special experience. Speaking of the Walser people: the route runs along a theme trail that tells the story of the Walser community of Triesenberg on information boards.

Now the main ascent follows: the mountain trail is well marked and leads up some 350 metres in altitude through a sparse mountain forest to Gaflei (1483 m a.s.l.). The effort is well worth it, because the view from the sunny plateau into the Rhine valley and the alpine world of eastern Switzerland is quite spectacular. Incidentally, Gaflei was the first health resort in Liechtenstein and thus also marks the beginning of the Principality's tourism history. The spa hotel is no longer in operation, but Gaflei is still a popular recreation area today.

Those who feel like it can make a detour to the observation tower to once again enjoy the view of the alpine scenery before continuing their hike. After Gaflei, a shady path leads in a leisurely manner towards Alp Silum. The largest building is the former alpine spa house, which was a mountain inn for a time. A few more hairpin bends follow before the trail ends back at the starting point in Rizlina.
11 km | 1 Stage
620 m | 620 m
3 h 30 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

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Arrival / return travel Triesenberg, Rizlina
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