Liechtenstein Travel Facts

By | May 6, 2022

Based on map by DigoPaul, Liechtenstein is the sixth smallest country in the world and is landlocked between Austria and Switzerland. In addition to the capital Vaduz and a few beautiful castles, there are also great cycling and hiking trails to discover on just around 160 square meters of land.

Capital City Vaduz
Size 160,5 km²
Resident 38.111
Official Language Deutsch
Currency Swiss franc
Time Zone UTC+1/+2
Telephone Area Code +423

Fast facts to know

  • There is no airport in Liechtenstein and of course no port (landlocked country).
  • The Swiss franc has been used as currency for almost 100 years.
  • Liechtenstein has no military.
  • In Liechtenstein there is one company for every 8-10 inhabitants.
  • Liechtenstein has long been considered a tax haven.
  • The national anthem of Liechtenstein has the same melody as the English anthem.
  • There is only one lake in Liechtenstein, the Gampriner Seele.
  • Liechtenstein is considered a very safe country with hardly any crime.
  • The country has beautiful nature.
  • The capital Vaduz has just around 5,500 inhabitants.
  • Liechtensteiners love music.
  • Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy.

Exciting cities in Liechtenstein

  • Vaduz
  • Schaan
  • Balzers
  • Triesenberg
  • Schellenberg
  • Malbun

History of Liechtenstein

  • Area was demonstrably already in the 5th millennium BC. settled.
  • 15 B.C. BC Romans conquer the territory of the Räter.
  • After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Alemanni began to immigrate.
  • 8th century Incorporation of the Raetia into the Frankish Empire.
  • 10th century integration into the Alemannic duchy.
  • 14th century Creation of the County of Vaduz.
  • 16th and 17th century witch hunts.
  • 1719 Emperor Charles VI. raises the county of Vaduz to an imperial principality with the name of Liechtenstein.
  • 1806 Independence through admission to the Confederation of the Rhine after it was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1814/15 Confirmation of Liechtenstein’s independence in the Congress of Vienna and admission to the German Confederation.
  • Liechtenstein remained neutral in both world wars.
  • 1924 Introduction of the Swiss franc as official currency.
  • In the post-war period, Liechtenstein developed into an important business location with great political stability.
  • 1990 Accession to the United Nations (UNO).
  • 1992 Accession to the European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Liechtenstein is developing into an important financial center.

Climate & travel weather in Liechtenstein

  • Mild, temperate climate.
  • Rhine Valley: mild, dry winters & rainy, rather cool summers.
  • Mountain region: Alpine climate with snowy winters and hot, rainy summers.
  • Recommended travel time:
    • Winter Holiday: Dec – April.
    • Hiking: June – August.
    • Cycling: May – Sep.

Ideas for excursions in Liechtenstein

  • Wintersport in Malbun
  • Rope park in the forest
  • Gutenberg Castle
  • Energy bridge on the banks of the Rhine
  • Falknerei Galina in Malbun
  • Vaduz:
    • Liechtenstein National Museum
    • treasury
    • Castle Vaduz
    • Old Rhine Bridge
    • Red House
    • Court winery of the Prince of Liechtenstein

Eating & drinking in Liechtenstein

  • Liechtenstein’s cuisine is based on Swiss and Austrian cuisine.
  • Simple and hearty cuisine.
  • The main ingredients of most dishes are meat, cheese, dairy products and bread.
  • There are excellent wines in Liechtenstein.
  • The Liechtensteiner Brauhaus microbrewery has been producing a variety of very good beers since 2007.
  • There are four gourmet restaurants with Gault Millau points.
  • Typical dishes:
    • Käsknöpfle (spaetzle baked with cheese).
    • rind stomach.
    • Älplerrösti.
    • Liechtenstein smoke plate.
    • Sliced ​​pork liver with hash browns.
    • Ribel (Roasted porridge from Ribelmais).
    • Saukerkas (cheese specialty).

Particularly scenic

  • saminatal
  • Alpenrheintal
  • Great hiking routes:
    • Sareiserjoch
    • Fürstensteig
    • Three Sisters Climb
    • Princess Gina path
    • Eschnerberg High Trail

Liechtenstein Travel Facts