In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Liechtenstein
In case you haven’t heard of Liechtenstein, do not despair. It is a microstate in the heart of Europe, with an area of only 62 square miles and less than 40,000 inhabitants. It is nestled in between Switzerland and Austria and you might think that there can’t be much to see in a country of that size. In reality, Lichtenstein is quite a little gem, more than worth a visit.
You will probably arrive to Liechtenstein by bus (not that you really have a choice) and you will be hopping off in Vaduz, country’s capital. It is one of the smallest capitals in the world, more a town than a city, boasting little over 5,000 people. Despite being tiny, it does have quite a few places to visit.
For instance, there is the Rathaus (City Hall), the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (country’s art museum), the government building, the Cathedral of St. Florin and, of course, the Vaduz Castle, a beautiful castle which can be seen from anywhere in Vaduz thanks to being perched on a hill above the city.
You should also pay the small towns of Eschen and Nendeln a visit, experiencing the beautiful countryside and checking out two traditional little towns that you will fall in love with. The towns have their landmarks and they are both famous for their ceramic production which dates back centuries.
Another Liechtenstein landmark to visit is the Gutenberg Castle, a medieval fortress which has been amazingly preserved and which also features a museum. The castle also boasts a chapel and a beautiful rose garden. In the summer months, the castle is home to performances and concerts.
Liechtenstein also boasts incredible countryside, with rolling green hills and little villages that you can check out at your own convenience and which all have their own stories. And the best thing is that you can see most of the country within a few days.