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Maienfeld, SwitzerlandMaienfeld, Switzerland
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Maienfeld is a lovely Alpine village in Graubünden canton, Switzerland. It is best known as the setting for the story of Heidi. The village is 635 m (2,083 ft) above sea level. It covers 32.34 sq km (12.49 sq mi) and has a population of 2,500 people (2011 estimate).

Maienfeld is located in the hills above Bad Ragaz. It has been inhabited since at least the Roman times, with remains of a pre-Roman cellar having been discovered in the area. The village was first mentioned in AD 831, originally known as Lupinis. It became known as Maienvelt in 1295, and that evolves into Maienfeld.

German (92.1%) is the predominant language spoken in Maienfeld. About 11% of the village population comprises foreigners. Over half the people of Maienfeld belong to the Swiss Reformed Church (58.4%) while 29.1% are Roman Catholics.

Amanduskirche, MaienfeldAmanduskirche, Maienfeld
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Visiting Maienfeld

Maienfeld can be reached on the E43 expressway (Autobahn 13). Exit the expressway at Exit 13 and continue north on country roads to reach Maienfeld. Maienfeld is also connected to Zürich by train.

Sights & Attractions in Maienfeld

  1. Amanduskirche
    Church in Maienfeld village.
  2. Heidi's House
    Wooden chalet set in surroundings resembling that of Heidi's grandfather's hut.
  3. Schloss Brandis
    Local castle in the midst of vineyards.
Schloss Brandis, MaienfeldSchloss Brandis, Maienfeld
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