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Burg Gutenberg, Balzers

See the medieval Burg Gutenberg, where archeological digs have uncovered the 12 cm (5 in) Mars von Gutenberg figurine. The hillside has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. The castle is perched on a hill about 70 m (230 ft) above the nearby village. Park at the foot of the hill, and climb a path that leads through vineyards up to the castle. The short walk provides views of the neighboring countryside and castle ruins. You can visit the castle's chapel and its rose garden. The bailey is open throughout the year, but the castle interior is closed for visitors. Guided tours need to be scheduled in advance. To visit Burg Gutenberg and other attractions in Balzers, use our Balzers trip planner.
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  • Rather steep climb to the top of the hill where this castle is situated. We were lucky enough to be given a short tour of the castle by chance as it is apparently closed from September to May. Not.....  more »
  • Even on a rainy day in November, the views from the top of the little hill on which Burg Gutenberg stands are lovely. Shame, though, that the castle is closed--or at least was when we were there (on.....  more »
  • Perched atop a hill in Balzers, the castle is a local landmark. Over the centuries it fell into ruin but was rebuilt by a local entrepreneur in the early years of the 20th century. I hired an...  more »
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  • Quiet, relaxing. Some of the building area was open. No official tours but just quiet with beautiful views.
  • Very cool old castle overlooking the beautiful Liechtenstein countryside! Would have been great to have been able to visit the inside. It’s a bit of a hike up the hill but it’s definitely worth it for the views!
  • Had an incredible experience! We were the only family to visit at the time of our visit--so we had the castle grounds all to ourselves! While we were there, a couple workers were setting up for a wedding reception in the rose garden, which added even more to the whole atmosphere. As we were leaving, Stephan (a local volunteer) called out to us and asked if we would like to go inside--which isn't on the tourist menu... its closed to visitors. So he took us inside and shared some of the history with us. He seemed absolutely appreciative of our family taking the time to visit their tiny country. As we were leaving/walking back down the hill, the bride and groom arrived in their car and we had a chance to congratulate them! On the way down, we passed the rest of the wedding party as they trudged their way up the hill. Totally unique experience that didnt cost us a dime!
  • Beautiful location. Once you reach the top you can see the entire town. Bonus plus, pokestop located at the top!
  • A very cool castle. There is a bit of a hike to get to it. Also the inside is not open to the public.
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