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Prufatscheng historical settlements

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  • Pfarrkirche Triesenberg
    / Pfarrkirche Triesenberg
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  • / Triesenberg
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  • / Gnalp
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  • / Aussicht auf Gnalp
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  • / Kapelle Masescha
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  • / das unter Denkmalschutz stehende Gehöft Prufatscheng
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  • / Rast bei Hinterprofatscheng
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  • / Silum
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Splendid circular hike above the heights of Triesenberg along largely traffic-free roads and grassed footpaths.
moderate
11.3 km
4:00 h
434 m
434 m
High above the Rhine Valley we visit the most beautiful settlement sites of the Walser who migrated to this area 700 years ago: The listed Prufatscheng Farmstead, the Masescha Sun Terrace with the Theodul Chapel, the magnificent Gnalp and Mitätsch recessed meadows and the Steinort settlement. The almost level “Philosophers’ Path” connects the sun-drenched settlement of Masescha with the mountain meadows of Mitätsch and the old Walser Hay Barns. This hike is especially enchanting when the meadows are in flower or when autumn mists lie over the Rhine valley below.

 

Alternative route
Descent from Steinort to the Hamlet of Wangerberg and onwards through forest and meadows to Triesen (distance: 2.6 km).

Author’s recommendation

Diversion to the nearby settlements of Silum, Alpelti, Matu or Gaflei.

Family tip: Visit to the Walser Folklore Museum in Triesenberg.

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Author
Martin Knöpfel
Updated: September 07, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,273 m
Lowest point
870 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthaus Masescha
Hotel Kulm - Restaurant
Restaurant Edelweiss
Restaurant Kainer

Start

Triesenberg (883 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.118452, 9.543270
DMS
47°07'06.4"N 9°32'35.8"E
UTM
32T 541211 5218470
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Destination

Triesenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Parking

Coordinates

DD
47.118452, 9.543270
DMS
47°07'06.4"N 9°32'35.8"E
UTM
32T 541211 5218470
w3w 
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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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Kay H
September 13, 2019 · Community
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Completed this Route on September 13, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
434 m
Descent
434 m
Public transport friendly Loop Cultural/historical value Scenic Family friendly

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