Triesenberg’s spectacular mountain scenery presents itself from almost everywhere you go in its charming town centre. Admire alpine views from cafés and explore the town’s old churches and traditional homes.
With an area of about 11.5 square miles (30 square kilometres), Triesenberg is the largest municipality in Lichtenstein. Its 2,000 permanent residents live in homes that nestle into grassy slopes at an elevation of just below 3,300 feet (1,000 metres).
A gentle stroll through the middle of town won’t take long, leaving you time to admire the traditional alpine houses and sweeping mountain views beyond the roads. To find out more about the town’s origins, stop in at the popular Walser Museum created in 1961 by the parish priest Engelbert Bucher. See various exhibits telling the story of the town along with its customs and traditions. Watch the short multimedia show for an insight into how this peculiar settlement has changed over time. Admire a display of exquisite wooden sculptures by local artist Rudolf Schädler.
Take a short walk south near the cemetery to the old Walser House decorated with pretty carvings. Inside, displays shed light on how people lived in the area during the 19th century.
In the mountain air, smell the thick scent of log fires wafting from low chimneys. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate at a café nearby and gaze up toward the church tower that rises impressively from the town centre. With the sun beginning to cast its shadow, take a seat at a restaurant and indulge in a thick creamy fondue as the dwindling light reflects on the twisting Rhine Valley.
Triesenberg is in southeast Lichtenstein, a 10-minute drive from Vaduz. Find lodging in a few small hotels and guesthouses. Come for the Triesenberger Wochen, held between October and November. This festival of traditional food provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in the traditional dishes of the Walser people.