Just 15 kilometers from Vaduz, tucked way up high at the end of the road (literally) lies the small mountain town of Malbun, Liechtenstein. Home to to the main holiday resort in the country, Malbun is a launching pad for a plethora of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain-biking, skiing, and sledding (tobogganing). Have kids? No problem. This is a family friendly resort
Malbun's natural landscape is truly idyllic with it’s flower-filled hills and steep snowy peaks... truly unforgettable and some of our fondest memories in Europe. If you have some time, we recommend exploring this Alpine paradise. Malbun was the starting point for one of our all time favorite hikes in Europe - to the Pfälzerhütte and onward up to Naafkopf peak - the peak designating the boundary between Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland!
We can’t rave enough about our Experience at the Pfälzerhütte (it has us craving more excursions of it’s kind), but if you aren’t up for a hike, we recommend taking the Sareis chairlift and catching a bite to eat at the Bergrestaurant Sareiserjoch while taking in the views!
Know Before You Go!
- We parked our car at the ski lot in Malbun (Malbunstrasse). There were no signs posted about paying for parking, or parking overnight
- The Sareis chair lift is affordable compared to others we've seen (about 9 CHF one way or 15 CHF for roundtrip).
- We reserved our room in the Pfälzerhütte the night before our hike via telephone. The woman who answered spoke English. It was 30 CHF each for a private 2-person room with bedding (summer 2017). This was definitely one of our favorite parts of the hike - we highly recommend you do the same! See their official website for more information. If you have the time to spare, we'd even venture to suggest a multi-day hut to hut hike!