Balzers

A lovely town located in southern Liechtenstein, famous for its amazing castle.

Balzers is a village and community located in southern Liechtenstein, and the main part of the village is situated along the east bank of the Rhine. Historically, the present-day village consists of two different villages, the actual Balzers in the east and Mäls in the west. The division still persists in the local village culture, where it manifests in half-serious local competition. Some customs, such as the "Funken" a springtime ritual with pre-Christian origins involving a huge bonfire, are still being practised by each separately. Balzers is the home of the Burg Gutenberg, a 12th-century castle which is located on a rocky hill in the center of the town.
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