Known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes, and villages linked by a network of trails, Liechtenstein is German-speaking, the sixth smallest principality in the world, located between Austria and Switzerland in Europe.
It is just over 25 kilometers long and has a population of only 37,000 which has one of the world’s lowest crime rates.
This little country literally seems to live up to the saying “Small but Powerful” which has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing and attractions that includes everything from beautiful museums to adventurous hiking trails.
Now, let’s check out some of the must-visit places in Liechtenstein.
Here are the Top 6 Best Places To Visit In Liechtenstein.
The village of Triesenberg in the Principality of Liechtenstein lies at 900 m above sea level with overwhelming views over the Rhine Valley to the Alps of Eastern Switzerland. With an extensive network of hiking trails, its Alpine area is a hiker’s paradise.
Its special features are its various municipal areas. The higher region of Rizlina, Gnalp, Silum, Masescha, and Gaflei offer an invitation to stroll and relax in peace and seclusion.
Triesenberg illustrates the cultural landscape, history fables, and legends of the Walser where strolls and hikes in the Alpine region and mountains provide energy and vitality for everyday routine.
The scenic diversity and views to the valley and beyond never fail to fascinate travelers from all around the world.
Perched on a hillside in the country’s southernmost municipality, Balzers is a village located in southern Liechtenstein.
Balzers is the home of the Burg Gutenberg Castle, which was built in the 12th-century and located on a rocky hill in the centre of the village.
The castle would have been built during the Middle Ages but it is still in remarkably pristine order and like most fortresses in the country it was positioned in a strategic location 70 meters above Balzers in order to guard over it and spot impending danger.
Historically, the present-day form of the village consists of two different villages, the actual Balzers in the east and Mals in the west. The views of Balzers are breathtaking so don’t miss visiting this place.
Eschnerberg is a range of hills in Liechtenstein. Consisting of seven hills with a height of some 700 m, the Eschnerberg lies in the Rhine valley in the north of Liechtenstein and is separated from the Alpine ranges which dominate much of the small country.
Here, visitors discover the ancient origins of Liechtenstein and lead up to the pre-historic settlements of Lutzengutle and Malanser where hikers can enjoy marvelous views of the Rhine Valley, the Ratikon massif, the Alvier chain of mountains, and the imposing summit of the Alpstein.
Malbun is the main holiday resort in the little Principality of Liechtenstein which lies 1600 m above sea level in Liechtenstein’s Alpine region and is an oasis for families.
This small village is ideal for families in summer or winter. The small scale of this little mountain village and the traffic-calming measures in the centre of the village make Malbun a particularly family-friendly resort.
Malbun has made a name for itself as a popular, snow-safe, and family-friendly winter sports centre.
Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein that sits on the Rhine River near the Swiss border.
On a hillside overlooking the town, Vaduz Castle dates back to the 12th century and is a royal family residence.
In the Stadtle, the pedestrianized town center, the sleek Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein displays modern art where nearby, the National Museum houses archaeological and cultural artifacts in a medieval building.
6. Eschen and Nendeln
Eschen and Nendeln are two small towns located on the lowlands of Liechtenstein. While Eschen is famous for Pfrundhaus, a 14th-century art museum, Nendeln is famous for housing the oldest craft shop in the country.
Established in 1836, the Schädler Pottery is famous for its tiled stoves and crockery made of stone.
As a traveler, you can take a guided tour of the crafts shop, the kiln, and the glazing area.