Milk and cheese from mountain dairies, fresh air, crystal-clear water and lots of fun activities – for children there is no better way to spend their summer holidays than exploring the mountains. Alpine adventures combined with family-friendly facilities make the Principality of Liechtenstein the perfect location for a stress-free break.
Nestling in stunning alpine surroundings at 1600 metres above sea level, the pretty village of Malbun is ideal for families and has even been officially recognised as a Family Destination by the Swiss Tourism Board thanks to its outstanding activities and facilities for children, parents and grandparents alike.
Relaxation is, of course, a key part of every holiday. That’s why Malbun offers an activity programme run by childcare experts, giving parents the chance to unwind in the knowledge that their children are in safe hands. Older children will enjoy the “malbi-Rasselbande”, where adult supervisors help them explore the natural surroundings, embark on a treasure hunt, observe the local wildlife and whizz around the new electro mini car track, while younger children aged three years or older can look forward to plenty of fun and games in the “malbi-Hort” childcare facility.
The region also has many walking trails with different themes. Armed with a rucksack and a magnifying glass, children must solve puzzles, test their memory and complete musical tasks along the Research Trail. The Walser Legend Trail in Triesenberg has been designed with both parents and children in mind and introduces some of the thrilling myths and legends of the Walser people who settled in the region as early as the 14th century. And, last but by no means least, the Forest Trail offers everything for a great day out in the great outdoors.
The Museum and Adventure Pass is the perfect solution for families who want to make the most of their time in Liechtenstein. It offers numerous discounts for families on attractions such as the Galina Falconry Centre with its impressive birds of prey, the City Train taking visitors around the capital Vaduz, as well as free use of the buses and cable cars in the Principality. All in all the Museum and Adventure Pass, which costs just €23, provides holders with access to 25 attractions and activities worth around €200. Further discounts are available for children.