Historical evidence indicates that the village of Schellenberg has been continuously inhabited ever since ca. 3,000 BC. This is due to its secure location at high altitude above the Rheintal valley.
Now in ruins, the original 13th century castle was once in the possession of South German nobles who gave the village and the former dominion of Schellenberg their name. It is exactly the same name as the one used today for Liechtenstein’s Unterland. The “historical high altitude trail of Eschnerberg” leads past the ruins and tells the history of the nearby settlements on 45 panels lining the route.