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Liechtenstein, or to be exact – the Principality of Liechtenstein, is one of the smallest but also the richest countries in Europe (and the in the World). Its capital city, Vaduz, is so tiny that you can walk through it entirely in an hour… or less. But despite its small size, this welcoming country has a lot to offer – including several interesting towns and villages, in addition to Vaduz.
The official language of Liechtenstein is German, although English is widely spoken and understood.
Liechtenstein is located between Switzerland and Austria, and the easiest way to get there is by car, though you can also take a bus or a train. There are no airports in this country, but there are three airports (two in Switzerland and one in Germany) that are relatively close (between 50-115 kilometers).
Due to its mountainous location – Liechtenstein is a popular destination in the Winter time, when hundreds of tourists arrive there for skiing and snowboarding. Because of that, there are numerous ski resorts, and other bed and breakfast accommodations available all year round. In a Summer season, skiing is replaced with hiking, mountain-biking and cycling so there’s always something for everyone to do.
The pictures below are of Liechtenstein’s capital city – Vaduz. Its most famous landmark is a beautiful castle named after the city (Vaduz Castle) situated on a steep hill. Due to its prime location, the Vaduz Castle has outstanding views – looking over the entire city from above.
In addition to the Castle, there are several interesting and prominent museums, a beautiful Cathedral, and numerous cafes and bars, spread across this tiny capital.