"Heidiland" Maienfeld by loisl

Maienfeld Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 80 photos

Welcome to the home of Heidi

Heidi is the most successful and best-known "literary" child of that famous Swiss author, Johanna Spyri. In the eleven decades since Heidi first appeared, her presence has continued to shine as a significant life force. Heidi has been translated into about 50 languages and printed in an equivalent number of millions of copies. Heidi has appeared in print, in film, and on television all over the world. She has maintained her character despite the changing tides of literary trends, the pointed pens and pencils of her critics, and even the generosity of her closest admirers.

The official homepage of the Heidi Village:
Heidi Village

The regional tourism homepage:
Bundner Herrschaft

The homepage of the greater "Heidiland"

VT member Webina has a lot of beautiful pics of the mountains around us on her page, please visit her at:

Heidi in Japan

2001 a remake of the famous 1977 version of the Heidi-Comic was made in Japan.
Since then Heidi-fans from Japan are coming to Maienfeld, it's almost like a pilgrimage.

Shirley Temple as Heidi

1920 the first Heidi film was produced in the USA.
1937 Shirly Temple was starring Heidi in the first soundtrack movie.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:quite, rural, real
  • Cons:weather dependant
  • In a nutshell:just great
  • Last visit to Maienfeld: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2005
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Beautiful Swiss scenery!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    What beautiful scenery in this area. Good on you for having the energy to ride and see the countryside like this, its a great way to go! I bet the kids love sleeping in the straw, what a novel idea!

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    Lovely Maienfeld page with excellent photographs. The Old Town and the Swiss Army Museum look wonderful to visit and explore. Walking in the wineyards certainly sounds relaxing! ~ho & pang

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Glaub es oder nicht, aber ich war noch nie in Heidiland! Dafür hatte ich auch mal die Schoggibriefmarke :)

  • pigletsmom's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    I'm going to Heidiland. I loved the story as a child. Thanks so much for the nice page on this quaint little place. happy New year

  • high_d's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Unfortunately, not visiting Switz. anytime soon but have started the culinary trip by receiving and enjoying the Swiss chocs I got for Christmas:)

  • kmohandas's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2007 at 8:09 AM

    Your Maienfeld page is wonderful. The pictures are superb.

  • enigma58's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2007 at 6:47 AM

    great place to live...nice page

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 8:59 PM

    Hello Peter! I used to love the Heidi books when I was a little girl. Lovely place of her village. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 3:19 AM

    Hätte nicht gedacht, dass es die Gegend tatsächlich gibt... wir haben uns als Kinder immer ausgemalt, wie es wohl bei Alm-Öhis Haus aussieht! :)

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