Liechtenstein is an obscure destination for a traveler through Europe, but the tiny monarchy between Austria and Switzerland does have a certain appeal.
Liechtenstein is attractive because it is small enough that it is possible to see the ENTIRE country on one trip. There are only two cities and a limited number of sights within those cities so that, were you to feel the need to see the entirety of one of the countries on your trip, it would be possible in Liechtenstein.
What to do
For a small country like this, the number of outdoor activities available to travelers is surprising. You can spend your time mountain biking, hiking or skiing at Liechtenstein's small ski resort, Maldun. There is also the Prince's royal castle to be seen and a walk around the German Furstenstein castle, which allows you to look down into Liechtenstein.
There aren't any airports in Liechtenstein, your flight will have to take you to Zurich, Switzerland or Vienna, Austria. Because of the customs regulations and an economic pact Liechtenstein has with Switzerland it is easiest to fly into Zurich. Vienna is twice as close, but there is limited shuttle and bus service from the airport.
Liechtenstein does not maintain its own customs or passport offices, you'll be treated as if you'd just entered Switzerland.
Where to stay
There are several hotels around Liechtenstein, although most tourists spend their nights in Austria where the rates are cheaper. If you're determined to stay in Liechtenstein but don't want to pay the higher price, try the youth hostel in Schaan.
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