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Liechtenstein Trail: Stage 5 Ruggell-Schaanwald

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  • Sonnenaufgang im Ruggeller Riet
    / Sonnenaufgang im Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Lokale Produkte im Bangshof in Ruggell
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  • / Spatzieren im Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Lilienblüte im Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Im Naturschutzgebiet Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Hütte im Ruggeller Riet
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  • / Blick auf Feldkirch vom Gantenstein
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  • / Beschilderung Liechtenstein-Weg
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  • / Burgruine in Schellenberg
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From Ruggell the stage leads us via Schellenberg through Mauren to Schaanwald.
easy
Distance 19.4 km
5:25 h
411 m
377 m
In Ruggell we first reach a building known as the Küefer-Martis-Huus. The listed house from the 18th century is the cultural centre of the municipality. The route then continues over the dam to Ruggeller Riet, a 220-acre nature reserve in northern Liechtenstein bosting a fine array of fauna and flora. This flat wetland section is followed by a steep climb to Schellenberg, where we first pass the ruins of the Lower Castle. After making our way past the monastery we reach the village centre of Schellenberg.

 

In Schellenberg we pass the sports field and then continue to Hinterschellenberg near the Austrian border. On clear days walkers can see as far as Lake Constance. A hiking trail narrow in places leads us through the forest along the Gantenstein mountain to the Upper Castle in Schellenberg. This is a good place to rest. The route then heads along a former smuggling trail down into the village centre of Mauren as far as the post office. As walkers approach the village they will be able to see from afar the St. Peter & Paul Parish Church in the centre of Mauren.

 

From the village centre of Mauren, the trail leads us first slightly uphill to Fallsgass and then down to the Silk Tree Trail. The name derives from the fact that mulberry trees were formerly used in silk production. Afterwards we reach the Birka bird paradise, where we stop for a rest. We recommend you take the opportunity to look at the memorial plaque commemorating the flooding of the Rhine in 1927 and showing how high the water rose at that time. We then pass the wetlands of the Maurer Riet and the Funkenplatz Schaanwald, where traditional bonfire celebrations are held each winter, before reaching the customs office on the border between Liechtenstein and Austria.

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Martin Knöpfel
Update: June 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
697 m
Lowest point
429 m
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Rest Stop

Landgasthof Roessle
Landgasthof Krone
Frederick im Kokon II
Gasthaus zum Hirschen
Il Rifugio
Weinlaube - Gourmet
Hotel kommod
Hotel Kommod - Restaurant
Jägerstube zum Kreuz
Wirtschaft zum Löwen
Restaurant TANG
1950 American Diner
Restaurant tenn
Mai Thai
Ristorante Pizzeria Sapori
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Mündle Bäckerei Konditorei
Ritter Bäckerei-Konditorei Anstalt

Safety information

Please be quiet when passing through the Ruggeller Riet and stay on the trail at all times so as not to disturb the animals. The climb from Ruggell to Schellenberg is very steep. At Hinterschellenberg there is a short ascent. 

Tips and hints

Luggage Transport Service

The best way to enjoy the Liechtenstein Trail is to travel light. We therefore offer a handy luggage transport service to move your bags from hotel to hotel.

Equipped only with a light daypack, hikers set off to explore the Liechtenstein Trail. We will organise luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation and make sure that your suitcase is waiting for you when you arrive. More about the Luggage Transport Service.

 

Liechtenstein Trail Packages 

6 days and 5 nights on the Liechtenstein Trail

3 days and 2 nights on the Liechtenstien Trail

Start

Post, Ruggell (433 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.241747, 9.525284
DMS
47°14'30.3"N 9°31'31.0"E
UTM
32T 539754 5232163
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Destination

Zollamt, Schaanwald

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Coordinates

DD
47.241747, 9.525284
DMS
47°14'30.3"N 9°31'31.0"E
UTM
32T 539754 5232163
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
5:25 h
Ascent
411 m
Descent
377 m
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