The tiny principality of Liechtenstein is a picturesque destination positioned between Austria and Switzerland, which is blessed with a history that dates back to the 14th century. Liechtenstein boasts rustic chalets, fairytale castles and laid back villages that are beautifully located high in the mighty Alps. This entire nation is about 16 miles long and less than four miles wide, barely larger than Manhattan.
Located about 10 miles from Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz, is the popular Malbun family resort. Boasting unspoilt scenery, Malbun is where Princess Diana used to take her sons to learn to ski. The resort represents a variety of lodging options including huts, chalets, apartments and hotels. Particularly delightful is the family-run, 100-year-old Alpen hotel.
The capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, is home to most of the principality’s attractions including the Prince’s Wine Cellars and several good museums. Situated on a terrace above the capital, Triesenberg offers stunning vistas over the Rhine Valley. In addition, Triesenberg features a charming onion-domed church and a museum dedicated to the Walser population.
Accommodation in Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein’s cuisine is similar to many Swiss culinary delights but influenced by Austrian cooking. Gourmet restaurants, alpine cabins, guest houses, and a truly royal wine culture provide for the hungry visitor in this tiny, fairytale land. Vaduz represents several first-class hotel establishments, while romantic chalets can be found in the mountains.
Airports in Liechtenstein
Zürich Kloten International Airport in Switzerland is the nearest air hub. From here, tourists can continue traveling to Liechtenstein by car, bus or train. The Austrian town of Feldkirch has a train station that is well linked to Vaduz by public bus. Local bus services cover all 11 villages as well as the alpine area in Liechtenstein.