555 Fünf Schlössertour
555 Fünf Schlössertour

Cycling in Switzerland

Fünf-Schlössertour

Fünf-Schlössertour

Buchs–Sargans–Vaduz–Buchs

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Fünf-Schlössertour

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The tour links two countries on the Rhine: Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Five castles with a common history line the route. In addition to the ancient buildings, towns such as Buchs and Vaduz are well worth a visit.
The starting point of the cycle tour is Buchs, the principal town of the Werdenberg region. The focus is on five castles, built on hills within sight of each other. The small town and castle of Werdenberg, near Buchs, were built in the 13th century and have largely been preserved. To the south, the Rhine plain and Alpine range form the Rhine valley of St. Gallen. Only ruins remain of Wartau Castle in the forest.

The Rhine plain of St. Gallen opens out near Sargans and offers an extensive view. Sargans Castle dates from the 13th century and commands the fork of the Rhine and Seez valleys. The Rhine forms a natural frontier between Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Another 13th-century castle, Gutenberg, is clearly visible on a rocky outcrop over 70 metres high, at Balzers. The Rhine plain accounts for most of the inhabited area of Liechtenstein - the rest is natural mountain terrain. Vaduz Castle, emblem of Liechtenstein, is about 700 years old. It perches proudly on a cliff ledge overlooking Vaduz. It has been the seat of the Principality's ruling family since 1938.
The tour links two countries on the Rhine: Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Five castles with a common history line the route. In addition to the ancient buildings, towns such as Buchs and Vaduz are well worth a visit.
The starting point of the cycle tour is Buchs, the principal town of the Werdenberg region. The focus is on five castles, built on hills within sight of each other. The small town and castle of Werdenberg, near Buchs, were built in the 13th century and have largely been preserved. To the south, the Rhine plain and Alpine range form the Rhine valley of St. Gallen. Only ruins remain of Wartau Castle in the forest.

The Rhine plain of St. Gallen opens out near Sargans and offers an extensive view. Sargans Castle dates from the 13th century and commands the fork of the Rhine and Seez valleys. The Rhine forms a natural frontier between Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Another 13th-century castle, Gutenberg, is clearly visible on a rocky outcrop over 70 metres high, at Balzers. The Rhine plain accounts for most of the inhabited area of Liechtenstein - the rest is natural mountain terrain. Vaduz Castle, emblem of Liechtenstein, is about 700 years old. It perches proudly on a cliff ledge overlooking Vaduz. It has been the seat of the Principality's ruling family since 1938.
42 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 38 km
Natural surface: 4 km
380 m | 380 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Buchs SG
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Hint
NB The route from Plattis up to Gretschins is only suitable for the physically fit (height difference: 145 metres over 2 kilometres).
Alternative route: from Sevelen, follow Föhn Skate route 62 to Trübbach.

Contact

Werdenberg Tourismus
Städtli 42
9471 Buchs
Tel. +41 (0)81 740 05 40
touristinfo@werdenberg.ch
www.werdenberg.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Buchserhof
Hotel Buchserhof
Buchs SG
B+B Starennest
B+B Starennest
Werdenberg
Dorfengrabenhof
Dorfengrabenhof
Grabs
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
BnB Treffpunkt Heuwiese
Weite
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Catherine’s Loft BnB
Mels
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Jugendherberge Schaan-Vaduz
Schaan
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Bed & Breakfast Haag
Haag (Rheintal)
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Places

Buchs SG
Buchs SG
Malbun SG
Malbun SG
Sargans
Sargans
Gaflei (FL)
Gaflei (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Triesenberg (FL)
Vaduz
Vaduz
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Places of interest

Buchs falconry park
Buchs falconry park
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Lanes to alps and bridge on Grabser-Berg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Palace and village of Werdenberg
Gonzen mine
Gonzen mine
Schloss Sargans
Schloss Sargans
Mels–Vermol
Mels–Vermol
Pump track Balzers
Pump track Balzers
Galina falconry
Galina falconry
Walser museum
Walser museum
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Wooden bridge and Rhein at Sevelen
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein art museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Liechtenstein state museum
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Prince of Liechtenstein's royal winery
Schloss Vaduz
Schloss Vaduz
Vaduz Citytrain
Vaduz Citytrain
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization