Liechtenstein travel guide

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You're Going to Love Liechtenstein

Extremely compact, this tiny country in Europe is full of mountainous backdrops and fairytale-like buildings.

Hiking trails and ski slopes attract outdoor enthusiasts, while old castles and towers make Liechtenstein a dream destination for history and architecture lovers.

What to do in Liechtenstein

1. Visit a Fairytale Castle

Schloss Vaduz is one of the most visited attractions in Liechtenstein and a fortress that looks more like a building straight out of a fairytale than a castle.

2. See Art at a Contemporary Museum

Medieval buildings may be Liechtenstein's most famous calling card, but they're not all the country is about. The dark cube that is the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein houses important pieces of contemporary Art.

3. See Burg Gutenberg

When in Balzers, seeing the 13th-century castle Burg Gutenberg is mandatory. Although the building is only open for cultural events, visitors can take a walk around the landmark at any time.

4. See the Views from a Hiking Trail

The Furstin-Gina Path is a 12 km (7.5 mi) hiking trail famous among outdoors enthusiasts and for the breathtaking views over Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.

5. Go Skiing in Malbun

Although less famous as a skiing destination as its neighboring countries, winter sports enthusiasts can head to the ski resort of Malbun and experience a lesser-known side of Liechtenstein.

When to visit Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein is a great destination all year round. For outdoor activities, summer is perfect for hiking and biking, and winter attracts skiers and snowboarders.

How to Get to Liechtenstein

Entry requirements

Liechtenstein is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Therefore, nationals from other member countries don't need a visa to enter. All they need is a valid national citizenship card or a passport.

Nationals from other countries, including Canada, United States, and Australia, also don't need to apply for a visa to enter Liechtenstein as long as they're not staying for more than 90 days.


Due to its size, Liechtenstein doesn't have an airport. The closest international airport is Zürich Airport, in Switzerland, about 119 km (74 mi) from the center of Vaduz, Liechtenstein's capital city.


Train connections to Liechtenstein are limited and not very frequent. Some trains operated by Austrian company ÖBB stop in Schaan, a small town in Liechtenstein, on the route between Buchs (Switzerland) and Feldkirch (Austria).


To enter Liechtenstein by car, drive along the Swiss highway A13/E34 on the bank of the Rhine River. The two most-used border crossings are the ones leading to Balzers and Vaduz.


Getting to Liechtenstein by bus is one of the most convenient ways. From Switzerland, bus 11 connects Sargans to Schaan and Vaduz, every 30min and bus 12 travels from Buchs to Schaan every 15min.

If traveling from Austria, catch bus 14 from Feldkirch train station to Schaan.

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Where to stay in Liechtenstein

Accommodation ranges from high-end hotels to budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses. The rates for most accommodations include breakfast.

Where to stay in popular areas of Liechtenstein

How to Get Around Liechtenstein

Public Transportation

Liechtenstein is served by an efficient network of public buses operated by LBA. One-way tickets start at about SFr.3 ($3).


Inter-city buses are also operated by LBA and are easy to spot for their lime green color. If frequently traveling by bus, consider purchasing a pass, valid for seven days. It costs approx. SFr.24 ($24).


In such a compact country, renting a car is the best way to get around.

Drivers need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car and hold a valid driver's license issued by their country of residence and a passport.

The Cost of Living in Liechtenstein

Swiss Franc is the local currency in Liechtenstein. ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted in large hotels and restaurants. A daily purchase at the supermarket for milk, bread, and some vegetables can cost around SFr.25 ($25). An average meal for two people costs around SFr.80 ($80).