Sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein is one of Europe’s smallest and richest countries. Characterized by dramatic alpine landscapes, picturesque villages and medieval castles, Liechtenstein has one of the world’s highest GDP and enjoys a very high standard of living. The country is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, especially, for ski lovers.
Capital Vaduz is a modern city on the banks of the Rhine River, in a valley surrounded by forest-covered mountains. The hilltop Schloss Vaduz (Vaduz Castle) is the city’s main attraction and the official residence of the country’s Prince. Even though you can’t get inside, you can still hike up to the castle for a striking view of the city. The history of the castle dates back to the 12th-century. Some of the other highlights of the city include Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein – the state museum of modern art has a great collection of modern and com\ntemporary art and holds temporary exhibitions,Postmuseum – a postal museum with a great collection of the country’s postal stamps and Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum – the national museum of Liechtenstein, where you can learn about the country’s heritage and natural history.
Malbun, located just around 13km southeast of Vaduz, is the most renowned ski resort village in Liechtenstein. Situated at an elevation of 1600m, Malbun is a great place to unwind and offers excellent skiing and hiking opportunities. For a better and more adventurous hiking experience, visit Furstensteig – Liechtenstein’s most popular trail.
The language that Liechtensteiners speak is German, but most people can understand English. So you don’t need to take any language lessons before visiting the country. What you do need is an adventurous and curious mind to explore Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein has one of the world’s highest GDP and enjoys a very high standard of living.