Triesenberg is a municipality in Liechtenstein with a population of 2,618. Its area of 30 square kilometers makes it the largest municipality in Liechtenstein. The center of the municipality rests at an elevation of 884 – 1,000 metres.
Triesenberg in late-August 1987
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
|Villages||Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Silum, Steg, Sücka, Wangerberg|
|• Total||29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||884 m (2,900 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST|
|ISO 3166 code||LI-10|
Triesenberg is noted for its distinct dialect, dating from the influence of Walser migrants in the Middle Ages, who arrived in the region early in the 14th century. This dialect is actively promoted by the municipality. The existence of this dialect is one evidence of remarkable linguistic diversity within the small Principality, as it is spoken alongside the Standard German and Alemannic dialect common to the country.
The municipality includes 8 villages: Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Silum, Steg, Sücka and Wangerberg. Malbun is the only ski-resort village in the country, located not far from the border with Austria (Vorarlberg).
The village of Malbun
- P. Christiaan Klieger, The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-Modern World (2014), p. 41