Triesen

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Triesen
Triesenberg-Zentrum.jpg
Flag of Triesen
Flag
Coat of arms of Triesen
Coat of arms
Triesen in Liechtenstein
Triesen in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°6′N 9°32′E / 47.100°N 9.533°E / 47.100; 9.533Coordinates: 47°6′N 9°32′E / 47.100°N 9.533°E / 47.100; 9.533
Country Liechtenstein
Villagesnone
Area
 • Total26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation512 m (1,680 ft)
Population (31.12.2012[1])
 • Total4,913 Increase
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC)
Postal code9495
Area code(s)7002
ISO 3166 codeLI-09
Websitewww.triesen.li
 
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Triesen
Triesenberg-Zentrum.jpg
Flag of Triesen
Flag
Coat of arms of Triesen
Coat of arms
Triesen in Liechtenstein
Triesen in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°6′N 9°32′E / 47.100°N 9.533°E / 47.100; 9.533Coordinates: 47°6′N 9°32′E / 47.100°N 9.533°E / 47.100; 9.533
Country Liechtenstein
Villagesnone
Area
 • Total26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation512 m (1,680 ft)
Population (31.12.2012[1])
 • Total4,913 Increase
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC)
Postal code9495
Area code(s)7002
ISO 3166 codeLI-09
Websitewww.triesen.li

Triesen is the third largest of Liechtenstein's municipalities. It contains several historic churches dating from the fifteenth century. It also has a weaving mill from 1863 that is considered a historical monument. The population is around 4,900.

The municipality includes the highest point of Liechtenstein, the Grauspitz, at 2,599 metres (8,527 feet) above sea level. Triesen is between Vaduz, Triesenberg and Balzers.

The settlements of Triesen (Liechtenstein), as the state archaeologists have found during excavations, were destroyed in natural disasters. The detailed picture of the place Triesen shows that all settlement phases were terminated by the forces of nature. It has been demonstrated that the settlements of the Bronze Age and the Iron Age were repeatedly destroyed by floods and landslides.

The coat of arms of the municipality Triesen consists of a shield with three superimposed silver scythes on a blue background.

Attractions in the Triesen are: Die Pfarrkirche St.Gallus (was built in 1455 and rebuilt in 1994 to the square hall church.), Die St.-Mamerta-Kapelle (the oldest chapel in the country. It was built in the 9th or early 10th Century.), Die Marienkapelle (a Romanesque building from the early 13th century), Das Kosthaus (was a 1873-built working-class house), Kulturzentrum Gasometer (The Cultural Centre, a program of art exhibitions, thematic exhibitions, events).

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) [1]

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