Heidiland, named after the Heidi books, is an important tourist area in Switzerland. Maienfeld is the center of what is called Heidiland one of the villages, formerly called Oberrofels, is actually renamed “Heididorf”.
For decades, Heidi has captured the imagination of children all over the world and captivated the hearts of grown-ups, too. Heidi is a work of children’s fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. It is a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her paternal grandfather’s care in the Swiss Alps. It was written as a book “for children and those who love children”
Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature.