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Fürstensteig Trail

· 2 reviews · Hiking trail · Liechtenstein
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  • Blick auf das Rheintal vom Fürstensteig
    / Blick auf das Rheintal vom Fürstensteig
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  • / Aufstieg über den Kamin
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  • / Mythos Fürstensteig
    Video: Fürstentum Liechtenstein
  • / Fürstensteig in der Abendsonne
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The Fürstensteig is one of the most famous Rätikon trails and is the classic high-altitude route in Liechtenstein. A superb circular hike full of contrasts and surprises awaits you.
moderate
5.9 km
2:37 h
474 m
479 m
The hike begins on the scenic Alp Gaflei at 1400 meters above sea level. Passing green alpine meadows and mountain pines, the path leads high above Vaduz and Schaan offering unique views. Liechtenstein’s alpine region is reached on a gentle ascent above Alp Garsälli. The Fürstensteig is a very special experience. Exposed passages are secured with wire cables and railings. From Gafleisattel, the Drei Schwestern can be seen to the north. One passes these to reach Alp Gafadura situated above Planken. A shorter route that leads to the starting point on Gaflei is the hike through the so-called chimney, which is also known as the “Chemi”. 

 

From the chimney, the path leads past mountain pines then down to Alp Bargälla and the Bargälla-Sattel, where it is possible to enjoy splendid views of the entire Liechtenstein Alps together with their valleys and peaks. It is now only a short distance to the starting point of Gaflei.

Author’s recommendation

Opportunity for rest and refreshments: Gaflei Stube is located directly adjacent to the Gaflei car park and is an ideal place for hikers to obtain rest and refreshments, before or after a hiking tour. The hiker is rewarded with wonderful views across the valley.
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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Updated: September 07, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,929 m
Lowest point
1,489 m
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Rest Stop

Gaflei Stuba

Safety information

The Fürstensteig requires hikers to be sure-footed and have a head for heights.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Gaflei (1,492 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.142026, 9.544529
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221091
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Destination

Gaflei

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.142026, 9.544529
DMS
47°08'31.3"N 9°32'40.3"E
UTM
32T 541288 5221091
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte 1:25'000: Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Equipment

Sturdy and good shoes

Questions and answers

Question from Karin Anagnostou-Amann · May 11, 2020 · Community
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Answer by Thomas Burkhart · May 11, 2020 · Community
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Reviews

4.0
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Claudia T.
September 19, 2020 · Community
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Completed this Route on September 09, 2020
Georges Halsdorf 
March 19, 2017 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:37h
Ascent
474 m
Descent
479 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic

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