They say that good things come in small packages and Liechtenstein certainly doesn’t disappoint, with its wealth of cultural and historical attractions, and rich variety of spas and outdoor pursuits.
At the heart of Europe, nestled between Switzerland and Austria, this 260km-squared micro-nation, flanked by mountain ranges, is the fourth-smallest state on the continent.
Perched on the hill, 120 metres above the capital, the whimsical Vaduz Castle overlooks the city in all its glory with views out towards the Rhine. While visitors are not allowed inside, it’s certainly worth the trek up purely for the views.
An intimate journey of discovery amid stunning Alpine panoramas. This itinerary includes riding on the famous Glacier Express and staying in some of Switzerland's most enchanting hotels.
A wonderful trip, visiting the best of Europe's great highlights. At this time of year, nothing could be more enjoyable than rubbing shoulders with the locals, while you snack on homemade gingerbread and sip mulled wine in cosy cafes and colourful Christmas Markets.
An all-encompassing journey of magnificent menus, outstanding scenery and incredible cultural heritage, this itinerary brings you face-to-face with Europe’s finest attractions. Celebrate Catalonia with a small-group pintxo (tapas) tasting, enjoy a tasting of robust Tuscan reds and ascend to the top of Europe on Mount Stanserhorn to learn about regional fauna and flora from a Swiss Ranger. You will meet passionate locals along the way who will share insider knowledge and enrich your experience.
Back down in Vaduz, visitors can take in a myriad of sights, including the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, the Postage Stamp Museum, and the picturesque Red House to name but a few. Why not hop aboard the Citytrain and take in the historical part of old Vaduz?
Before leaving town, would-be connoisseurs can savour the wines of the Prince of Liechenstein and wander through the Herawingert vineyards, among the best wine-growing regions in the Rhine valley.
Besides a novelty passport stamp from one of the smallest and richest countries in the world, those that venture beyond Vaduz are rewarded with a multitude of outdoor pursuits to try whatever the weather; from hiking trails, climbing, and admiring the stunning alpine flora in summer, to husky trekking, skiing and tobogganing in winter.
Liechtenstein may be small but it’s perfectly formed and well worth a visit.
When to go: Besides a novelty passport stamp from one of the smallest and richest countries in the world, those that venture beyond Vaduz are rewarded a wealth of outdoor pursuits to try whatever the weather; from hiking trails, climbing and stunning alpine flora to admire in the summer to husky trekking, skiing and tobogganing for the winter.