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Alpspitz - Liechtenstein's first summit cross

· 2 reviews · Hiking trail · Liechtenstein
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  • Gipfelkreuz auf dem Alpspitz
    / Gipfelkreuz auf dem Alpspitz
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  • / Abendstimmung auf dem Alpspitz
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  • / Blick auf das Rheintal vom Alpspitz
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  • / Aussicht vom Alpspitz
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  • / Aufstieg über den Kamin
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  • / Fürstensteig
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The Alpspitz soars above Bargälla with its promising views. The Fürstensteig, leading through its west flank, is the most famous trail of the Rätikon- a first class hike full of contrasts and and surprises.
moderate
6.3 km
2:30 h
529 m
529 m
From Gaflei, the alpine trail winds its way through the sloping pastures of the Bargälla Alp up to its saddle where you can view the entire chain of Liechtenstein mountains including all their valleys and summits. Here, the summit of Alpspitz is at your fingertips. Now the trail takes you through the mountain pines, past the geographical center of Liechtenstein and up to the mountain cross - time for a break with a beautiful view at the oldest summit cross in Liechtenstein. In 1944, Martin Bamert, the Chaplain from Vaduz, had the cross erected, which can be seen for miles. From Alpspitz, the trail continues through the mountain pines to the Kamin, also sign posted as «Chemi» (Chimney), down a steep path through a gap below the Helwangs peak, and along the path below the Alpspitz Schrofen to join up with the Panorama Trail (Via Alpine) at the Gaflei saddle. Here you can decide whether you want to continue on and take the Fürstensteig Trail or turn back along the same route to the starting point in Gaflei.

Author’s recommendation

Food & drink:

Berggashaus Matu in Gaflei, phone +423 262 38 20

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Updated: May 14, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,997 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Gaflei Stuba

Safety information

Sturdy footwear and surefootedness are required.

Start

Gaflei (1,489 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.142040, 9.544538
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221092
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Destination

Gaflei

Turn-by-turn directions

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.142040, 9.544538
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221092
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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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
529 m
Descent
529 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route

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