Triesenberg is a traditional mountain village in Liechtenstein. With roots as a Walser settlement in the 13th 14th century, the municipality continues to honour its venerable history.
But where precisely is the ancient Walser spirit still tangible after around 700 years? Traditionally known for being "stubborn", "idiosyncratic" and "tough" – but in a warm and endearing sense: the inhabitants of Triesenberg, located high above Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz and the neighbouring municipality of Triesen. Whether they are still so different from the rest of the population in Liechtenstein is anyone's guess. At any rate, the inhabitants of Triesenberg are unequivocally proud of their heritage. For unlike those who live in the valleys, the inhabitants of the mountain municipality are direct descendants of the Walsers – those stockbreeders and mountain farmers from Valais, who left their homelands in the 12th and 13th century and spread in all directions.