The Heidi House at Heidiland was apparently built to fit the description written about by Johanna Spyri.The inside of the Heidi house is naturally far more interesting than the outside. Not a thing has been left out and you can even see the wheelchair used by Heidi's cousin Clara (who was unable to walk) when she came to visit the Alpen home. I...more
I think that I would not be the only one to say that my favourite part of Heidiland had to be meeting the little goats.They are obviously very comfortable with the visitors and have no fear of the people or the cameras. They are obviously very well cared for as they look very healthy and sport lovely shiny coats. The kids especially loved them.more
Heidiland is believed to be the home of the fictional Heidi, the heroine of Johanna Spyri's famous books written in the late 19th century. I booked the tour to Heidiland with a little trepidation as I felt sure it would be yet another tourist trap. I was pleasantly surprised however, as this was definitely not the case. The little complex is set in...more
Enjoy the wide wineyards,but please do not steal grapes!!!The vineyards have been expanding steadily since the seventies. Today there are some 319 hectares under vines between Fläsch and Bonaduz; the main vine growing area is and has always been concentrated in the Bündner Herrschaft. The peak yield was achieved in 1982 with a record of almost 2.8...more
New, fashionable Hotel in a beautiful surrounding Great place, also young people will like itmore
Has a gorgous location on the mountain face Quiet, quiet, quiet...except...maybe the cow bells....more
Bahnhofstrasse 16, Maienfeld, 7304, Switzerland
Good for: Families
Remember, this is a very rural spot, there is not much nightlife, but why not visit one of the local restaurants and watch the locals playing cards (called "jassen")???
Most of this reastaurants are also serving food, get one of the local specialties, en Guete!
Dress Code: anything
Enjoy yourself on a horse carriage tour through the wineyeards, and maybe stop for some wine tasting.
It is hardly surprising that so many people simply enjoy chocolate, delight in it and see it as a heaven-sent gift. Interesting is the annual per capita consumption of chocolate:Switzerland 11.3kg (25 lb)Germany 10.4kg (23 lb)USA 5.3kg (11.5 lb)Japan 2.1kg (4.6 lb)(figures from 2002, including chocolate bought and consumed by tourists & visitors)In...more
The whole area around Maienfeld (called Bundner Herrschaft) is very well known for it's wine. Despite the alpin locations the climate is mild, and in fall mostly fogfree.Several small privatly owned and operated wineries are offering wine tasting and sell there products. Wine, Vinegar, Liquer 15 CHF and up per bottle winemore
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In the church tower of Fläsch you find the largest population of mouse-eared bat’s (lat. Myotis). More then 1500 bats are living up in the roof chamber.There is a infrared camera up in the tower and you can watch the bats on a screen on the outer side of the church. But remember, the bats are not in the tower during winter time, then they hibernate...more
The museum shows the history of the Fortress Luzisteig and the so called "Train", the horse transport companies.The museum is only small, but you can also walk the Fortress nearby, see my tip "Swiss Army Training Camp Luzisteig"Important: Check the opening hours on the website (only in German), at the moment it's only open on Saturdays during...more
Here at Luzisteig (also called Luziensteig) you have the possibility to see an infantery training camp of the Swiss Army.Unless most other army's you can walk around in the old, but still used, Fortress and also on the adjoining surroundings.But make sure, stay on the path, and obey the signs and postings, if the barrier is closed don't cross...more
The whole Heidiland is an excellent place for cycling, either with your roadbike or mountainbike.Ride leisurely along the river Rhine, or challange yourself on a steep mountain.Except main roads every road or path is fine and safe. Bicycle, helmet, raingear, water and snacksMap(Bicycle maps are locally available at newsstands, tourist offices,...more
The peak of the Regitzerspitz is more like a plattform, safely protected with a fence on the steep cliffside.As you can see it can also be done by mountain bike, riding up to the top is a bit challanging, because of some tricky steps on the top, try it!more
If you want to see the Rhinevalley from 600 meter above, then hike up to the Regitzerspitz.Hike up there on a good path and enjoy the view from the top.Behind the fence the cliff drops several hundert meters down towards the river and the wineyards.The peak on the picture looks wild, but the path on the back side is not real steep, it is really a...more