Things to do in Maienfeld

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From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

1. From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Visit the incredible alpine world of Heidi on this bus day trip from Zurich. Take a walk in the Old Town in Rapperswil, have free time in the capital of Liechtenstein, and explore Heidi’s village of Maienfeld and in the summer months.   Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Rapperswil. Follow your guide to the picturesque Old Town and its Medieval Castle, before having some free time explore.  Continue on your journey through Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the snow-peaked Alps. Reach the pretty hills and valley scenery of the Toggenburg region. Arrive in Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein.  Spend some free time visiting the iconic post office to purchase some prized stamps or stop at a café to buy some coffee and snack. Travel on to Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories.  Head up to Heidi’s village in the summer months on a short walk that leads to a collection of picturesque mountain houses, a village shop, and a heard of goats. In the winter months, head to see the oldest houses of Switzerland in Werdenberg, which is famous for its beautiful castle. Finally, make the bus trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, which is guarded by the majestic Churfirsten mountain range. 

From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

2. From Zurich: Private Trip to Liechtenstein and Heidiland

Escape from reality for the day and immerse yourself in the fairytale-like landscapes of Liechtenstein and Heidiland. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax as you travel to the medieval Rapperswil Castle, where you can admire 600 rose varieties in Rapperswil Rose Garden. Later, proceed to Vaduz in Liechtenstein, where you can witness the magnificent Vaduz Castle, as well as the Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House, and the City Hall. At the Vaduz Tourism Office, get the change to stamp your passport with a Liechtenstein stamp for CHF 3.00. Next, you may choose to visit Gutenberg Castle, located in the town of Balzers, where you can admire panoramic views of the town below. Afterward, continue to Swiss Heidiland, which gets its name from Johanna Spyri’s world-famous Heidi story. Spend some time admiring the picturesque village. Follow the Heidi Path to discover all of the locations described in Spyri's book and even pay a visit to the authentic Heidi house. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

3. Graubünden and Heidiland: Half-Day Vintage Wine Tour

Spend a memorable day touring the beautiful boutique wine region of Switzerland on this half-day vintage wine tour, and give your taste palette something to rave about. Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel (located within a 10-kilometer range from Maienfeld), and enjoy a leisurely ride to the first vineyard while learning about the history and culture of the region from your knowledgeable guides. Embark on a tour of the boutique winery, learning about the production process and the secrets of the trade from a professional, and then make your way to the second vintage winery for a similar experience. Wrap up your tour with a delicious lunch made by local delicatessens and served with 2 glasses of local wine, mineral water and coffee, and then begin the journey back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

the overall trip showed lots of different destinations and the bus driver and tour guide were very kind and polite. they gave us a sufficient amount of time to go to each destination and walk around. in heidiland, you can walk around and feed chickens and goats and when the chickens were nowhere to be found both the tour guide and driver searched around the town (which is quite big) to find the chickens for us LOL. both of them were very lenient and they mentioned many sites that we could look at and the view was amazing. overall the experience was very fun, we even got our passport stamped in liechtenstein! the trip was very exciting and a unique experience for anyone in switzerland. you also get to learn more about the history of switzerland, not just liechtenstein. the tour guide was super funny and was a highlight of the trip. thanks to both peters that made our trip so fun!

It was an excellent day trip, I’ve done a few day trips from Geneva with other company, but this one is the best one. The guide Peter was amazing and super knowledgeable. The drive (Driver is also called Peter) to all the sights were smooth, even through some of the narrowest road through the towns. I would recommend everyone to join this tour and have some great memories.

The trip was very good. Our guide Walter was a very nice, old school, gentleman. His welcoming personality and humor made a great deal of difference. Peter, our driver, navigated the roads expertly even the more challenging routes. My friends and I enjoyed the tour.

Nice travel, loved the stop in Rapperswill, Hiediland is very nice, Liechtenstein is cool and nice to see the 6th smallest country in the world. The guide was amazing and very informative as much as the driver was very kind.

It was amazing, and our guide called walter was really wonderful man