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Only 160 square kilometres (a little smaller than Washington DC), little Liechtenstein is the 4th smallest country in Europe. The head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, is a very successful banker who presides over the family business -- leading the government of the only remaining absolute monarchy in Europe. He has, though, left the day-to-day... [Read the full story]
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Apart from money and banking, Liechtenstein is all about nature. Its stunning location in the Alps means you can start from anywhere... [Read the full story]
The 62 square miles of Liechtenstein are filled with Alpine villages and mountains. Located in the Alps, Liechtenstein’s main draws are quiet ski slopes and the beautiful Vaduz Castle. Visitors can hike to the castle but can’t go inside: the Royal Family of Liechtenstein lives there. Popular activities include hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and biking, both on-road and off. Here are tips to help guide you on your trip to Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein borders Switzerland and Austria. Its border control is handled by Switzerland, and it is unlikely that you will face inspection (or receive a stamp on your passport) when entering the country. The capital city of Vaduz is one of the popular destinations because of its shopping, restaurants, and castle. The largest city, with around 5,700 people, is Schaan. Schaan is also home to the country’s only train station, the Schaan-Vaduz station, and it is easier to enter Liechtenstein by bus than by train. See more bus and train information (INSERT: http://www.tourismus.li/en/navpage.cfm?category=AccessLI&subcat=AccessLI&id=44731) on Liechtenstein’s official tourism site.
Renting a car is another good option, though some mountain roads can be steep. It’s worth stopping in one or two of the smaller villages; you’ll be transported to another time. If renting a car, you’ll need to purchase a highway sticker, which can be purchased at the border as well as most gas stations. If you get a rental car within the country, you’ll likely get a sticker with it.
Skiing in Malbun is budget-friendly when compared with other ski destinations in the Alps. The 14 miles of slopes are mostly beginner and intermediate. It is a small ski resort town and excellent for those looking to escape the crowds.
As of July 2011, U.S. travelers do not need a visa if visiting for 90 days or less. The official currency is the Swiss Franc, but euros are commonly accepted. The official language is German, and English is widely spoken.