As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Liechtenstein in a way like no other. A tiny pocket in the Alps, Liechtenstein is a dreamy land of soaring peaks, plunging valleys and cliffside castles. At just over 155 square kilometres, it’s Europe fourth-smallest country, and you can walk the length of Liechtenstein in a day. It’s bundled between Austria and Switzerland, and although it shares the Alps and the winding Rhine, there’s something different about Liechtenstein. It’s one of the world’s richest countries and last remaining principalities. It’s also one of the friendliest countries, where laidback Liechtensteiners will greet you with a ‘hoi’, and even the ruling Prince goes jogging around town. When you visit Liechtenstein with Trafalgar, we’ll explore ancient castles, palatial residences, gorgeous villages and a wealth of history in the country’s fantastic museums. We’ll also tour through one of Europe’s most remarkable landscapes, with scenic hikes like the Eschnerberg Trail and the Princes’ Way. From skiing in Malbun, to relaxing by the Rhine, Liechtenstein is magnificent.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.
"At just over 60 square miles, Liechtenstein packs in charming villages, family castles, palatial residences, verdant countryside and hospitable Liechtensteiners, who make it a pleasure to explore"
Liechtenstein at a glance
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A tiny pocket in the Alps, Liechtenstein is a dreamy land of soaring peaks, plunging valleys and cliffside castles. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Directors and discover the laidback lifestyle, scenic trails and ancient history of one of the world's richest countries and last remaining principalities.
Our top 3 things to do in Liechtenstein
Take a journey with Trafalgar and discover all the wonderful things to do in Liechtenstein, from exploring ancient castles to hiking through the Alps.
Take in the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein
We’ll take you on a journey through Liechtenstein’s breathtaking Alpine wilderness, where towering mountains give way to the valleys of the Rhine. Venture out on one of the many mountain hiking trails around the country, or take it all in from the city of Vaduz.
Hike along the Princes’ Way
One of the most famous mountain hikes in Liechtenstein, the Princes’ Way begins from Alp Gaflei at 1,400 meters above sea level. The trail offers plenty of ‘pinch me moments’, with spellbinding views over the Three Sisters mountains. You’ll move through the mountains past Alpe Gafadura, before arriving back in Gaflei.
View Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein's tiny capital town
Perched atop a hill in the city, Vaduz Castle is the star of any Liechtenstein travel experience. With its large walls and towers, the palace of the Prince of Liechtenstein is visible from almost any location in Vaduz. Set against majestic mountains, we’ll take you to see the panoramic views of the countryside.
Best museums in Liechtenstein
Despite its tiny size, Liechtenstein is packed with fantastic museums. We’ll show you the very best, including a typewriter museum with the smallest calculator in the world.
For an excellent collection of international modern and contemporary art, head to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts). Located in Vaduz, the museum is housed in a visually striking building of hand-carved surfaces and sleek cubes.
Calculator and Typewriter Museum Liechtenstein
Located in the Schaan region of Liechtenstein, the Calculator and Typewriter Museum is an eclectic tribute to the history of calculators and typewriters. You’ll discover over 250 exhibits, with pieces dating back 150 years and the smallest calculator in the world, made in Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein National Museum
Housed in a traditional inn dating back to 1438, the Liechtenstein National Museum holds a wealth of history, with collections of historic, cultural and natural artefacts of Liechtenstein. There’s religious artwork and traditional weaponry, and you can even find a model of Liechtenstein.
Best food in Liechtenstein
Our trips reveal the best places to indulge in Liechtenstein food, a rich cuisine centred around meats, cheese, bread and soup. From dumplings to schnitzel, we hope you brought your appetite.
An original Liechtensteiner dish, Hafalaab is a stocky soup made with smoked bacon or ham in a warm broth, served with wheat flour and cornmeal dumplings - perfect on a chilly winter’s day.
A favourite dish in Liechtenstein and throughout Europe, the traditional Liechtensteiner schnitzel is made from breaded pork or veal cutlets, served with a squeeze of lemon. Serve with a side of applesauce and käseknöpfle (small cheesy dumplings) for a delicious meal.
One of the most-loved Liechtenstein dishes, Käseknöpfle are delicious dumplings topped with cheese and onions. Each family has their own treasured recipe passed through the generations, and our Local Specialists will show you the best traditional restaurants to sample this speciality.
Joined in a monetary union with neighbouring Switzerland, Liechtenstein has used Swiss francs since 1920, so you’ll swap your euros for francs while visiting the country.
With some of Europe’s best hiking trails, and an area so small you can walk the length of the country in a day, a sturdy pair of walking shoes are essential in Liechtenstein.
German is the official language of Liechtenstein, so pack a phrasebook to help you learn a few words. If you can’t spare the space, download them to your Google Translate app offline.
With an extraordinary landscape of Alpine wilderness and fairytale castles, Liechtenstein is a wonderfully photogenic country.
An adaptor plug
Voltage in Liechtenstein is 230V and the sockets are of Type J with three round pins and Type C, with standard European 2-pin plugs.
What to pack for Liechtenstein
Other things to know before you go
Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.
Road Trip Adventures
Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!
Guide to Liechtenstein Visa Application
Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Liechtenstein and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.
This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.
Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience!