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Best Hiking Trails in Liechtenstein

Overview

Liechtenstein is a teeny tiny principality situated completely in the Alps, between Switzerland & Austria.  It has hundreds of km of spectacular alpine hiking trails despite being only 24 km long, including the 75 km Liechtenstein Trail and the 46 km Liechtenstein Panoramaweg.  Some of the other popular hiking trails include the Fürstensteig, Fürstin-Gina-Weg and Alpspitz. The best months to hike in Liechtenstein are June to September.  Read on for more information on where and when to go hiking in Liechtenstein.

Capital: Vaduz

 

Liechtenstein Monthly Weather

When To Hike in Liechtenstein?

June – September
October
November – May: Snow, cold
Climate: Alpine; rainiest in the summer; Fohn (warm wind in the autumn( blows through

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy: Marked trails, mountain huts and websites with lots of information to plan an independent hiking trip. 

Transportation required: Can take public transit and cable cars to many trailheads

Where to stay in Liechtenstein for hiking:

  • Malbun
  • Vaduz
  • Planken

Most popular hikes in Liechtenstein

The principality is mountainous on the eastern side, with the capital sitting in the Rhine Valley. There are hiking trails throughout. Highest Mountain: Grauspitz (2600 m).

Filter out hiking places of Liechtenstein by month

Click on the red map pointers to see more info.

Malbun

  • Fürstin-Gina-Weg hike starts here

Gaflei

  • Fürstensteig hike starts here, ends in Planken

Long Distance Trails of Liechtenstein

  • Liechtenstein Panoramaweg – 46 km – cross country trek over its alpine peaks
  • Liechtenstein Trail, 75 km trail crosses the country, opened in 2019, taking in all of its varied terrain and municipalities – Liechtenstein Trail

Liechtenstein's Walking & Hiking Resources

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Liechtenstein Hiking Books:

  • Fodor’s Essential Switzerland, by Fodor’s Travel, 2022, Fodor’s Travel – https://amzn.to/49dYVeL – contains section on Liechtenstein

 

Liechtenstein Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Liechtenstein:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Fürstensteig
  • Fürstin-Gina-Weg
  • Liechtenstein Panoramaweg
  • Alpspitz
  • Valüna to Lawena Valley
  • Malbun to Steg via Valorsch Valley
  • Grüschaweg
  • Schönberg

Easy Hiking Trails in Liechtenstein:

  • Wals Fable Trail
  • Sassweg

 

Liechtenstein Hiking Websites:

 

Liechtenstein  Weather Website:

 

Liechtenstein  Official Tourism Site:  

 

Liechtenstein  Hiking Apps: 

 

Liechtenstein Hiking Maps: 

  • Fürstentum Liechtenstein, 1:25,000
  • WK 375 Large Walsertal – Feldkirch – Bludenz – Laterns – Liechtenstein, hiking map 1:50,000 (English, French and German Edition) – https://amzn.to/49hxO2e

What Else To Do

  • Banking
  • Castles

Other Important Points

  • Often gets overlooked due to its more famous neighbours
  • Grauspitz, Liechtenstein’s highest peak, doesn’t have a maintained trail to its summit and isn’t a popular hike