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Ruggell (FL)
Liechtensteiner Panoramaweg
Liechtensteiner Panoramaweg
Stage 3, Gafadura Hütte (FL)–Ruggell (FL)
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Eschnerberg-Höhenweg
Eschnerberg-Höhenweg
Route 996, Bendern–Bendern
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Ruggell (FL)
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Route 35, Sargans–Altstätten
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Ruggell (FL)
Wildmannli Bike
Rheintal Bike
Eschnerberg-Tour

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Ruggell (FL)
Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Föhn Skate
Föhn Skate
Route 62, Sargans–St. Margrethen
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Werdenberg Skate
Werdenberg Skate
Route 25, Buchs (SG)–Salez–Sevelen–Buchs (SG)
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Ruggell
Ruggell (FL)

Ruggell (FL)

Ruggell is the northerly-most municipality in the Principality of Liechtenstein and lies opposite the St. Gallen municipality of Sennwald. The Ruggeller Riet in the Rhine plain is not only popular with nature lovers but also with skaters and cyclists.
Because of its flat topography, Ruggell is also readily called «Fahrraddorf» (cycle village). The lowest point in Liechtenstein at about 430 m is at Ruggeller Riet on the Rhine, in the three-border region of Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria. In earlier times, floods in this flat stretch of land were accordingly frequent, which is why the Rhine was channelled after severe flooding in 1927.

The Ruggeller Riet, is a fen created about 10,000 years ago by the silting up of Rhine tributaries and has the richest variety of flora and fauna in Liechtenstein. This is borne out by 146 varieties of birds and 534 of butterflies in this outdoor natural museum. The nature reserve north of the village covers an area of 220 acres. At one time peat was also cut at the Riet. Fertile agricultural land has been wrested from it; agriculture still plays an important role in Ruggell.

The flat topography is of course also suitable for wild-life watching (bird hatching sanctuary) and excursions to view plants (blue-violet Siberian irises flower here in May/June) as well as walking, cycling and inline skating tours. The Rhine embankment is particularly popular with skaters – but also a favourite with cyclists because of its smooth metalled surface.

Worth seeing in Ruggell village are the parish church of St. Fridolin built in 1899 by Viennese architect Gustav von Neumann, and the village museum in the recently renovated and Preservation Society-listed «Küfer-Martis-Huus» dating from the 18th century.

Another small nature reserve is located at Mauren south of Ruggell: «I der Birka» is a fragment of fen with birch trees, groups of bushes, dug-out peat ponds and a considerable number of species of water plants and animals. The idyllic «Birkaweg» leads from Schaanwald to Mauren.

Highlights

  • Ruggeller Riet – Nature reserve in the Rhine plain; a fen rich in flora and fauna.
Ruggell is the northerly-most municipality in the Principality of Liechtenstein and lies opposite the St. Gallen municipality of Sennwald. The Ruggeller Riet in the Rhine plain is not only popular with nature lovers but also with skaters and cyclists.
Because of its flat topography, Ruggell is also readily called «Fahrraddorf» (cycle village). The lowest point in Liechtenstein at about 430 m is at Ruggeller Riet on the Rhine, in the three-border region of Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria. In earlier times, floods in this flat stretch of land were accordingly frequent, which is why the Rhine was channelled after severe flooding in 1927.

The Ruggeller Riet, is a fen created about 10,000 years ago by the silting up of Rhine tributaries and has the richest variety of flora and fauna in Liechtenstein. This is borne out by 146 varieties of birds and 534 of butterflies in this outdoor natural museum. The nature reserve north of the village covers an area of 220 acres. At one time peat was also cut at the Riet. Fertile agricultural land has been wrested from it; agriculture still plays an important role in Ruggell.

The flat topography is of course also suitable for wild-life watching (bird hatching sanctuary) and excursions to view plants (blue-violet Siberian irises flower here in May/June) as well as walking, cycling and inline skating tours. The Rhine embankment is particularly popular with skaters – but also a favourite with cyclists because of its smooth metalled surface.

Worth seeing in Ruggell village are the parish church of St. Fridolin built in 1899 by Viennese architect Gustav von Neumann, and the village museum in the recently renovated and Preservation Society-listed «Küfer-Martis-Huus» dating from the 18th century.

Another small nature reserve is located at Mauren south of Ruggell: «I der Birka» is a fragment of fen with birch trees, groups of bushes, dug-out peat ponds and a considerable number of species of water plants and animals. The idyllic «Birkaweg» leads from Schaanwald to Mauren.

Highlights

  • Ruggeller Riet – Nature reserve in the Rhine plain; a fen rich in flora and fauna.

Arrival and return Ruggell (FL)

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Liechtenstein Center
Städtle 39
9490 Vaduz
Tel. +423 239 63 63
info@liechtenstein.li
www.tourismus.li

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Hiking in

Ruggell (FL)
Liechtensteiner Panoramaweg
Liechtensteiner Panoramaweg
Stage 3, Gafadura Hütte (FL)–Ruggell (FL)
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Eschnerberg-Höhenweg
Eschnerberg-Höhenweg
Route 996, Bendern–Bendern
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Cycling in

Ruggell (FL)
Lakes Route
Lakes Route
Stage 10, Buchs (SG)–Rorschach
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Rhine Route
Rhine Route
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Liechtensteiner Rheintalroute
Route 35, Sargans–Altstätten
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Mountain biking in

Ruggell (FL)
Wildmannli Bike
Rheintal Bike
Eschnerberg-Tour

Skating in

Ruggell (FL)
Rhein Skate
Rhein Skate
Stage 4, Buchs (SG)–St. Margrethen
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Föhn Skate
Föhn Skate
Route 62, Sargans–St. Margrethen
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Werdenberg Skate
Werdenberg Skate
Route 25, Buchs (SG)–Salez–Sevelen–Buchs (SG)
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