Continent Liechtenstein


Why Travel Liechtenstein ?


Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland and is one of the smallest countries in the world with almost very little crime (so less that people don’t even close their front doors). It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine chalets and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and economic center, is home to the Kunstmuseum, a sleek museum displaying modern and contemporary art.


When in Liechtenstein, you could admire the architecture in Balzers, which is located in the far south-western corner of the country and is most renowned for its Burg Gutenberg, a 12th century castle teetering on a rocky hill over the centre of town. But it's also well-known for its two ornate chapels – the Chapel of St. Peter and the Chapel of Mariahilf. Apart from this, there are also beautiful chapels to be found elsewhere in Liechtenstein. Perhaps the best of the bunch are the beautiful 9th century St Mamerten chapel in the old part of the village in Triesen (renowned for its 14th century tower steeple) and the Chapel of St Joseph in Planken.


If you are a ski lover, you ought to explore the Ski and Winter Sports Museum and go for some crazy skiing as Liechtenstein is truly a skier's haven. You could ski at Malbun (1,600m/5,250 ft) and Steg (1,300m/4,250 ft) respectively. You could alternatively, hike around the castle ruins of Schellenberg—the Obere Burg (Upper Castle) for a glimpse of history and a spectacular panorama or could marvel at the Museum of Fine Arts, pop in to the Postage Stamp Museum, spend a day or two in Schaan, take a bird’s eye view of Lichtenstein, take a tour of the Prince's Wine Cellars, visit Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz) and last but not the least wander around the Liechtenstein National Museum.


If done with all, you could shop for all sorts of things in Liechtenstein. The capital, Vaduz, is the place to go for all your general retail needs, from supermarkets to department stores, and also has a range of souvenir shops for finding items that are unique to the region. Post a loss of wallet, you could fill your appetite with Liechtensteiner cuisine which is greatly influenced by neighbouring Austria and Switzerland, yet has diverse options to experience the traditional hearty dishes served in a rustic mountain hut, or formal fine dining in a luxury gourmet restaurant.


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