Skip to Content

liechtenstein-mapp-capital-tourism-what-to-do-castle-outdoor-hiking-skiing-trekking-paragliding-alps-europe-hotels-vaduz-train-currency-bank-royal-family-castle-flag-government

Complete Travel Guide to Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, a pipsqueak, a country, comes between Austria and Switzerland. This is a small country located in Central Europe. Talking more about it, the country is bordered by Switzerland to the south and west as well as Austria to the east and north. Liechtenstein is the sixth smallest country in the world and Europe’s fourth-smallest country.

Its amazing mountainous landscape has made the country a perfect place where one can enjoy various winter sports. Besides, you can expect friendly locals, fantastic cuisine, mesmerizing Alpine view, and charming villages.

The country might be small in size, but house a lot of things to offer you and will make your visit to Liechtenstein memorable.  The country is well connected, and you will not face any issue in reaching the place. However, it doesn’t have an airport and you can get there by bus from Austria or Switzerland.  No matter what kind of traveler you are, you will find it a perfect destination.

Don’t think much if you are confused about visiting the country or not. Believe it; you will enjoy a unique holiday experience here. Well, here are some details that can help you in exploring the country you are visiting there for the first time.

Important Facts when Traveling to Liechtenstein

Capital: Vaduz

Official language(s) and general knowledge of English: German. Swiss German, Walser, Alemannic, and English are semi-widely spoken

Official religion: Catholic

Currency: Swiss Franc

Climate: Cloudy with mild, rainy winters. Sunny or hot summers

Power voltage and socket type: 230V, Stand Frequency is 50Hz. Type J plug adapter

Safety rating: Rated 1.3 out of 5. Traveling here is safe but don’t prefer to travel alone 

Female solo traveler: Liechtenstein is very safe for female solo travelers. The country has a low rate of sexual harassment and insult.

Do I need a Visa to Travel to Liechtenstein?

Fast-Track: Get your Liechtenstein Visa in advance

If you are planning to visit the country, it is mandatory for you to fulfill particular Liechtenstein visa requirements. You need to understand whether or not you need to get a visa.

Let us clear this thing for you. As per an agreement issued in the year 1985, Liechtenstein is a member of the Schengen Area. That means to roam around the country; you will need a valid Schengen visa, not a Liechtenstein visa.

However, there are some cases where you don’t have to get a visa to travel to this country. These are if you are a citizen of EEA- European Economic Area or EU and if your passport belongs to a waiver nation that comes under the Schengen visa waiver nation list. In such a case, you can visit Liechtenstein and stay there for around 60 to 90 days. Remember that you cannot obtain a Schengen visa online. You can get it from an embassy.

Visa Types and Cost – Well, for a single-entry, the fee for Schengen Visa is around 60 Euros. On the other side, for children (between 6 to 13 years old) the cost is approximately 40 Euro.

Accommodation in Liechtenstein

In Liechtenstein, you can find various types of accommodation under your budget. Starting from dormitories, hotels to beautiful mountain huts, you can choose anything based on your budget and comfort.

Budget: For a cheaper option, you can always go for hostels. Most of the hostels in Liechtenstein offers super comfortable and clean beds. Besides, you can choose the types of rooms you want. The cost per night would be around €30 per night. Some hostels offer breakfast and Wi-Fi facilities. – Check budget options in Liechtenstein

Mid-Range: Looking for mid-range hotels in Liechtenstein? You can easily find one in may cities. For the best experience, prefer to book hotels located in Malbun and Steg. The cost can range from €70-100 per night. Under such a package, you will get all the necessary facilities. – Check Hotels in Liechtenstein

High-End: Luxurious hotels in Liechtenstein can cost you around Euro 150 to Euro 250 per night. The rooms come with sitting areas, TVs, whirlpool tubs, and more. You can even enjoy fine dining and an indoor swimming pool. – Check Hotels in Liechtenstein

Best Time to Visit Liechtenstein

Low-Season (April-May and September-October) – During this time, the weather remains cold and wet. This is considered off-season.

Mid-Season (June to August) – During this period, the country experiences good weather. Well, the temperature can go hot, but frequently interrupted by rain or thunderstorms. Some of the biggest festivals were also observed during this time.

High-Season (End of November to March) – This is the time when people prefer to visit Liechtenstein. You can expect frequent snowfalls. So, if you love skinning, then prefer to visit Liechtenstein during this season. The winter can go down by -1 degrees Celsius. Don’t forget to enjoy Christmas.

However, the visit time to the country can vary based on your preference. If you are not a snow lover, then prefer to visit during the end of autumn and end of the springs.

Transportation in Liechtenstein

By bus: Most of the train stations in Switzerland and Austria are well connected to Vaduz, and you can easily reach there by bus. From the stations, you can comfortably find a bus to Liechtenstein. Grab a bus and get ready to enter Liechtenstein. During the bus journey, you will witness the mesmerizing natural beauty of the country. – Buy tickets here

By Flights: Well, the country does not have an airport. However, you can book a flight to its nearest airport, i.e., Zurich international airport. After reaching the airport, from there you can take a car, bus or train for Liechtenstein. – Check flight rates here

By Train: The best way to travel to Liechtenstein by train is to reach Sargans and Buchs. Besides, you can go to Feldkirch. From there you can take a bus. This is a cheaper option to travel to Liechtenstein. – Buy tickets here

Get around: All the places in Liechtenstein are well connected with public transports. Public transportation costs are also very cheap.  Besides, there you can find a lot of car rental companies to book a car to travel around the country. You can find a lot of options to travel across Liechtenstein.

Food in Liechtenstein

In Liechtenstein, you can locate a lot of restaurants across the country where you can taste delicious Liechtenstein food and dishes. Here you will witness traditional food to amazing finest haute cuisine. The country’s national food item is “Käsknöpfle.” It is made of eggs, flour, salt, water, and pepper. It is served with apple puree, fried onions, and cheese.

Don’t forget to try the Liechtenstein wine. In fact, winemaking in this country is quite professional, and the country produces the finest quality wines. It houses more than 100 winemakers.

Speaking about beer, it took around 90 years, Liechtenstein now has its own beer. The Liechtensteiner Brauhaus produced beers, and they are brewed by hand. You can taste unique wheat beer, darker malt beer, Narra-Biar, Malibu- Bock, and more.

Best Things to Do in Liechtenstein

Explore the Cathedral of St. Florin: This is also known as Vaduz Cathedral. It is just a simple parish church and developed with a Neo-Gothic structure. There is a lot of exciting and beautiful things about the Cathedral of St. Florin that you can witness there. – Book here your day-trip to Liechtenstein

The Furstensteig Trail hiking: If you are in Liechtenstein, your tour will remain incomplete if you don’t make the Furstensteig trail, also known as the Prince’s Way. This is a highlighted part of the visit. The exposed parts are well secured with railing. You can view the beautiful Drei Schwestern mountains at the Gaflei saddle. Well, the trail is not that long. However, give it a try, and you will enjoy it.

Paragliding in Liechtenstein: Want to explore the country in a different way? Want to bring a certain adventure to your tour? Then go for paragliding in Liechtenstein. You can easily find a lot of paragliding service providers. Just settle back and carefully listen to the pilot. That’s it. You will witness the mesmerizing natural landscape of the Alps. Go for it and fly like a bird.

Try the delicious local food: Traveling is not just about exploring the place. It also includes food. In fact, some travel to explore food. Even though you can find restaurants and hotels providing international items, but you shouldn’t miss the local cuisine. The local foods of Liechtenstein combine the taste of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Don’t forget to taste “Käsknöpfle mit Apfelmus. “

Cycling: For all the cyclists, this is a perfect destination. You can go for a short ride along the beautiful Rhine River or can also choose adventurous trails. The cycling network is spread throughout the country. You can choose from “2 countries” or “5 castles” as your excursion theme. Some service providers also offer e-mountain bikes. So, take one and explore the natural beauty of Liechtenstein while enjoying cycling. – Book here a bike

Alpaca and Lama Trekking: Sounds unique. Well, it’s really unique, and for some, this is the primary reason to visit Liechtenstein. This hiking trail is not just for children; people looking for amazing trekking can also go for it.

Latest blog posts about Liechtenstein: