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Trip Planner: Europe / Liechtenstein / Balzers / Gutenberg Castle
See the medieval Gutenberg Castle, where archeological digs have uncovered the 12 cm (5 in) Mars von Gutenberg figurine. The hillside has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. The castle is perched on a hill about 70 m (230 ft) above the nearby village. Park at the foot of the hill, and climb a path that leads through vineyards up to the castle. The short walk provides views of the neighboring countryside and castle ruins. You can visit the castle's chapel and its rose garden. The bailey is open throughout the year, but the castle interior is closed for visitors. Guided tours need to be scheduled in advance. To visit Gutenberg Castle and other attractions in Balzers, use our Balzers trip planner.
Gutenberg Castle reviews
The castle had an unimpeded and breathtaking view of Liechtenstein. There is a small cafe at the foot of the climb, it serves coffee, beer and gelatos. Along the path is a tiny patch vineyard...
The castle had an unimpeded and breathtaking view of Liechtenstein. There is a small cafe at the foot of the climb, it serves coffee, beer and gelatos. Along the path is a tiny patch vineyard... more »
Rather steep climb to the top of the hill where this castle is situated. We were lucky enough to be given a short tour of the castle by chance as it is apparently closed from September to May. Not..... more
Rather steep climb to the top of the hill where this castle is situated. We were lucky enough to be given a short tour of the castle by chance as it is apparently closed from September to May. Not..... more »
Beautiful castle. So nice to put ourselves closer to history by enjoying these moments in places with so much known history. We walked around and we could get in because we went really early but the view was beautiful and everything there was so nice, the little walk to get in top of the mountain. Lots of wild animals. The church next to it with the songs from the bell. So nice.
A historical castle located within the Balzers region of Liechtenstein, that is supposed to allow entry to the entire castle for visitors. When we visited on 31 Jul, only the entrance and side area were accessible, and we were not able to proceed into the inner area or into the castle's interior. Still, the castle provides a magnificent viewpoint of the surrounding area and the alps, with stunning view for photo opportunities. The architecture is also quite amazing and suits tourists who are historical and architectural buffs. I recommend visiting the St Nicholas church at the bottom of the hill first, before hiking up the trail next to the church to reach the castle. The hike is quite easy (about 30 minutes), though wearing shoes is recommended. You can take Bus 11 to drop nearby, though you should probably visit other places in Liechtenstein first before making this castle the end of your itinerary before heading to Sargans. Worth a visit, but would not say it's a must as you only can access certain areas plus there are no English signs.
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