Excursion tips to Heidis alpine world

On the Alp farm up above Maienfeld Heidi was happy. At her grandfather’s, Heidi felt and radiated pure joie de vivre, she became strong and healthy, made friends and found her true self.

Adventure

Heidi trail

Experience the Heidi story in a different way! The Heidi trail on the Pizol tells Johanna Spyri’s Heidi story on colourful wooden boards. There is also a petting zoo with goats, much loved by children.

 

 

Children's paradise.

The Heidi playground

The Heidi playground in Oberschan is set in a glade and there are different Heidi sculptures and an Alpöhi (Heidi’s grandfather) hut and grill/picnic site. Easily reached by car or the Alvier cable car.

Top-Tip

The Heidi village

Be taken back to an unfamiliar and long forgotten time. The Heidi village along with Heidi’s house and the Johanna Spyri Museum can be found above Maienfeld.

Good to know

Johanna Spyri

Daughter of a doctor, Jacob Heusser and writer, Meta Heusser-Schweizer, the world’s best-known Swiss author was born in 1827 in Hirzel (Zurich). Spyri first started writing at the age of 44 – in a time characterised by depression and discontent. The best-known out of a total of 48 stories – Heidi – was written when she was 53. Johanna Spyri was inspired to write the Heidi stories during her many stays with friends in Jenins and also Bad Ragaz.

Heidi & Geissenpeter

Heidi alp

About 1,5 h on foot from the Heidi village is the Heidialp with its charming mountain restaurant. It is a popular destination with wonderful panoramic views and is at the end of the Heidi Experience Trail.

 

 

Flower & medicinal herbs

Heidi's flower path

Heidi loved to be out and about in the flowering alpine meadows and grandfather knew many of the plants and their healing properties. You can also improve your knowledge on the Flower Trail on Flumserberg.