Liechtenstein’s official name is the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is a small country in Central Europe. Liechtenstein is one of the two countries in the world to be double landlocked, i.e., surrounded by countries which are landlocked in themselves. It borders Switzerland and Austria. The only other double landlocked country in the world is Uzbekistan.

The capital of the country is Vaduz, with Schaan as its largest municipality. The area is approx 160 km2, making it one of the smallest countries in the world. The population is 37,350. The currency of the country is the Swiss Franc. Liechtenstein has one of the lowest unemployment ratios in the world, and one of the highest GDP.

Driving is the easiest way to get around Liechtenstein. Cars drive on the right here and there is no problem with renting a car. Taxis are also plentiful. They all have meters, but the rates are rather high. 

The official language of Liechtenstein is German. The majority of the population speaks Alemannic dialect, which is quite different from Standard German. However, Swiss Standard German is well understood and spoken by most people in the country. The official religion, according to the Constitution of Liechtenstein, is Roman Catholicism.

In Liechtenstein, they use electric sockets of types C and J. F-plugs are also applicable. The standard voltage is 230V.

The country is beautiful as well as developed. Various castles add to the beauty of the country. Due to its small size, Liechtenstein feels an intense influence of the cultures from the outside world. Countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc. made a major influence on it. There are various museums, holding valuable artwork collections. The largest museum is the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the international museum of modern and contemporary art.

Another popular place is the Liechtenstein National Museum, which has a permanent exhibition on the cultural and natural history of the country, as well as different special exhibitions. There are also a stamp museum, a ski museum, and a 500-year-old Rural Lifestyle Museum.

The most famous historical sites of the country are Vaduz Castle, Gutenberg Castle, the Red House and the ruins of Schellenberg.

Liechtenstein also has one of the smallest crime rates in the world. Your stay will be pleasant and safe here!  

July 29, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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