What to do and see in Maienfeld, Switzerland: The Best Places and Tips

November 18, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is a tourist destination in the Alps, both because of the local wine and because it was the setting of the story Heidi.
Restaurants in Maienfeld

1. Wine Tours Switzerland Day Tours

Im Zogg 7 | Postfach 48, Maienfeld 7304, Switzerland
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5 based on 57 reviews

Wine Tours Switzerland Day Tours

Welcome to Wine Tours Switzerland! Discover with Wine Tours Switzerland wine, culture and culinary highlights during a fun and exclusive wine tour in Switzerland. No matter if are wine lover or professional - with us you will find the right wine tour! VINTAGE TOURS - for traveling wine lovers OENO TOURS - for connaisseurs WINE EVENTS - for private and corporate

Reviewed By Ivo D

It was very good event well organized by Gian Carlo with a very cousy and friendly atmosphere I didnt know that you can taste some good wine in the Swiss Alps!

2. Tamina Therme

Hans Albrecht-Strasse 2 | 7310, Bad Ragaz 7310, Switzerland +41 81 303 27 40
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4.5 based on 333 reviews

Tamina Therme

The public thermal health spa is a place for body, mind and soul to regenerate. With a unique thermal water world, a modern sauna area and a comprehensive, top-quality range of wellness facilities and services. Europe's most abundant thermal source originates in the Tamina gorge near Bad Ragaz and was discovered long ago in the early Middle Ages (1242). The Tamina source not only gives its name to the Therme, but also provides the healing thermal water.

Reviewed By Sabi W - Dusseldorf, Germany

... during the week out of holiday seasons this place is incredible ... maybe we've just had too much luck but everything was very good ...

3. Greisinger Museum

Verduonig 2b, Jenins 7307, Switzerland +41 81 330 72 72
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Greisinger Museum

The Greisinger Museum is located in eastern Switzerland, precisely in Jenins, one of the four municipalities in the canton of Graubünden, which are well known for wine-making. Since 4 October 2013 it has opened his doors for fans and friends of Middle-earth.The museum is a non-profit foundation. It houses the Greisinger Collection (GC), Bernd Greisinger's private collection focused on "Middle-earth", the world's largest and most important of its kind which consists primarily of art and literature as well as collectors' items of any kind.The construction of the museum started in mid-2008. Planning and building of the museum were orientated on optimizing the use of the Greisinger Collection. All rooms provide you with their warmth to the visitors the feeling of being in Middle-earth. Through the door of the hobbit hole you get into the museum, whose rooms are for the most part underground.

Reviewed By Trelawney G

Bert is a very nice person, and he certainly knows a tremendous amount of Trivia. If you are not familiar with German culture, you may find him off-putting. He scolds frequently-- for example, he does not accept groups of under ten people, but he requires that each person remain at least 30cm from his expensive artwork - which is everywhere. It can be quite difficult to crowd ten adults into some of the small spaces without breaking this rule. The rule makes sense, but the layout makes it hard to follow. He isn't mean about it, just abrupt and emphatic, and sometimes a bit mocking.
Length: Be prepared for a very long tour. He told us on the phone that it would be a 90 minute tour, but it took four hours, and he only stopped when he did because he had an appointment. He mentioned a previous tour took six hours. The museum is not large, so much of the tour is standing in small rooms listening to him describe each item of his collection and why it is valuable. Young children are not supposed to come (we did not know this rule), and our 6 and 8 year olds had to leave after the first two hours. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 11.
Content: The content is a mixed bag. Some of it is collectibles from the recent Hollywood movie, which Bert has a love-hate relationship with. He finds much of Jackson's interpretation of the books to be horrible and inaccurate, but he clearly finds it very rewarding to collect things from the movies. Some of the content includes things like plastic figurines from the old animated show, etc, which are interesting only because they exist. Other bits are truly fantastic, such as a hand-written Red Book, some Tolkien letters, and of course the hobbit hole. The artwork is quite an extensive collection, so if someone is an artist or is particularly interested in Tolkien art, the museum is worth it for that alone.
Atmosphere: It's again a mixed bag. For example, the hobbit hole is gorgeous. But when you step inside, you have to be EXTREMELY careful to step over the round threshold rather than touching it at all with your foot. You wear booties over your shoes. This way, it remains pristine. I think he could attract many more people if he included part of the hobbit hole that is for guests to relax in and do what the room is meant for, such as eat or read or talk with friends. As it is, you're terrified to move because you might accidentally get to close to artwork, and you are spending the whole time trying to pay attention in a very warm, crowded room, which you have been standing in for a long time (we were in the very first room, the entryway, for over an hour). As I said, he is a collector, proud of his collection, and the hobbit hole is a piece of art like the others - sterile, but fun to look at.
In addition, some of the attempts to build atmosphere are far more authentic than others. For example - There are solid wood doors with iron hinges and knockers, and then in the Gondor room, the white stonework is all plastic or some sort of fake material. It's pretty, fun, and at the same time, a bit ironic. Bert is, endearingly, equally proud of all of it. He just loves to collect, and he is much like a child with many toys to show off. It's charming, but it does not allow for guests to engage much - no playing with his toys, or even touching most of them.
I think the museum would actually be better if there were informational placards up next to everything, and guests could wander through at their own pace, stop and read about the bits that interest them most, and ask questions whenever they want more information. He might need to protect his artwork more if he did that, but it would allow guests to focus on the aspects they find most interesting and relax more. I also think it would be better if there were more opportunities to engage, through hands-on activities or something, and some sort of children's area. The most fun the children had was running around outside in the garden. By the end of the tour, we were all exhausted and kind of dizzy.
But we really liked Bert. He is a nice person, and he is very interesting to listen to. It's great to have a large number of collectibles in one place for people to visit. Not sure I'd pay 30F if I had known what it was, but I can say I'm glad I went.

Buengertliweg, Pfaefers Dorf 7312, Switzerland
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5 based on 6 reviews

Taminabruecke

Reviewed By Albatros2007 - Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Die gerade eingeweihte Brücke über die Tamina besticht durch ihre Anmut und die Formschönheit. Beeindruckend ist sie sowohl von unten aus dem Taminatal als auch von oben auf dem Wanderweg nach Pfäfers (Strasse Vättis-Pfäfers).

5. Landquart Fashion Outlet

Tardisstrasse 20a, Landquart 7302, Switzerland +41 81 300 02 22
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3.5 based on 150 reviews

Landquart Fashion Outlet

Welcome to the Landquart Fashion Outlet. Go shopping in a beautiful open-air Village Centre that emulates a typical Grisons' village with chalet-style buildings. Discover more than 160 designer brands at irresistibly affordable prices! Well known national and international fashion- and designer brands as well as high end brands from the sectors; Sports & Outdoor, Shoes & Leather, Living, accessories and children's clothing make your heart skip a beat. The shops are run by the manufacturing companies themselves or by their exclusive trading partners and offer great discounts on sample collections and collections from previous seasons. Cafes and restaurants invite you to relax and stay for a while. The Landquart Fashion Outlet is situated next to the railway station Landquart and directly at the exit Landquart of the motorway A13. Landquart is located in the canton of Grisons , the 'gateway' to the internationally renowned ski resorts of Davos, St Moritz and Laax. It is only 60 minutes by car from Zurich.

Reviewed By ski-fanatic-73 - Switzerland

If you are in the area and you need something basic from the brands they offer, just stop by. Prices are like 30% discounted compared to the in-season signature store prices. The actual stores aren't exceptional in size either So, at a normal sale you...MoreDear ski-fanatic-73 Thank you very much for your review and visit! We are glade to hear that you like our center and opening times. Also thank you for your feedback concerning size and offers. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Center Management

6. Burg Gutenberg

Burgweg, Balzers 9496, Liechtenstein +423 388 05 05
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4 based on 65 reviews

Burg Gutenberg

Reviewed By CorporateProphet - Bengaluru, India

Burg Gutenberg isn't as famous as Vaduz Castle but it's definitely worth a visit. Take Bus 11 from Vaduz Post Office and get down at Balzers Post Office (Rheinstrasse). From there, it's a 10 minute uphill walk but the view from above is simply breathtaking. The castle itself is an imposing structure but you can only enter the courtyard; the castle is locked. However, the view from the courtyard and the hill itself will indeed take your breath away!

7. Vilan Mountain

Vilan, Malans 7208, Switzerland
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5 based on 5 reviews

Vilan Mountain

Reviewed By Artum B

There is a nice pub just by the station! Very good food and the service is top, I had Zuricher Gersnitzels, which is one of the best I have had!

8. Pizol

Gaffia 1210, Wangs 7323, Switzerland +41 81 300 48 30
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Pizol

Reviewed By marcopolo111 - Cleveland, Oh

After taking 3 long gondolas-cable cars rides there is a large lodge which was empty in the summer. The views at 2500 meters are superlative. We went for the 5 lakes trail which was well marked and relatively easy. 4 hours After an initial steep ascent to a saddle you have the view of the first lake and the Pizol, the tallest in the Glarus Alps.
Then the trail circles clockwise and one by one the other lakes appear. There were few people on the trail and the solitude and the vista unforgettable

9. Bergwerk Gonzen

Vild, Sargans 7320, Switzerland +41 81 723 12 17
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5 based on 8 reviews

Bergwerk Gonzen

Different tours are offered to visit this mine which origins in roman times. Visits from few hours up to 2 day tours with overnight stay in the mine are offered.

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Durham, Canada

Bergwerk Gonzen in Sargans Switzerland is a mine that allows visitors since 1983, offered by the Pro Gonzenberg society locally. They also rent the premises for occasions and weddings, that is an special way to have a different theme wedding.

10. Chickenwings Paragliding Adventure

Vilters 7324, Switzerland
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Chickenwings Paragliding Adventure

Reviewed By Dave M - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday 9/22/17 – Ivo came recommended to us by another paraglider who could not meet us. We were not disappointed in the recommendation. With an infectious laugh and wonderful grin, Ivo met us at our pick-up point like we were old friends. With both my wife and I jumping, Ivo introduced us to Marcus, the man who taught Ivo to paraglide.
With Marcus on my back, and Ivo on my wife’s, we leapt from Pizol and soared for almost 40 minutes. Ivo and Marcus pointed out various features of the landscape - including that we could see France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland -and both genuinely enjoyed our flights.
My wife and I were comfortable with Marcus and Ivo from the very beginning. Their relaxed attitude and charm made for a breathtaking flight where we reached a top altitude of 2400m. Ivo even let my wife steer the glider- while Marcus offered the same to me, I chickened out and didn’t.
Ivo also offered my wife pictures and video from her flight at a very reasonable price. They were worth the money and he delivered a slew of both via dropbox in less than a day.
If we find ourselves back in Switzerland, I would not hesitate to contact Ivo and Marcus again for another flight.

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