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Liechtenstein. Great little country.


WELCOME TO THE LIECHTENSTEIN VACATION COUNTRY We are pleased to welcome you to the Liechtenstein vacation country. In the following pages, we will present you with an overview of the country and its attractions. Benefit from our tips and feel at home with us. We wish you a wonderful and unforgettable stay in Liechtenstein. Your Liechtenstein Tourism team


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LIECHTENSTEIN AT A GLANCE

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VADUZ CASTLE, PRINCE AND PRINCELY HOUSE

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SIGHTS

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HISTORY

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FIVE GOOD REASONS FOR A VACATION IN

LIECHTENSTEIN

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INFORMATION AND CONTACT

Ruggell Schellenberg Mauren / Schaanwald Gamprin / Bendern Eschen / Nendeln

Austria

Planken Schaan GERMANY

Vaduz SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Triesenberg Steg

AUSTRIA

Triesen Principality of Liechtenstein

Balzers ITALY

Malbun


LIECHTENSTEIN AT A GLANCE Area 160 km2

National Day 15 August

Population 36’848

System of State constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis

Size 24.6 km long, 12.4 km wide Number of municipalities 11, capital Vaduz 4

Head of State Reigning Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein


Language official language standard German, spoken language Alemannic dialect Climate mild, in the summer 20-28°C (68-82°F), in the winter at the lowest –15°C (5°F)

Topography lowest point – Ruggeller Riet 430 meters (1411 feet) elevation, highest point – Grauspitz 2599 meters (8527 feet) elevation Currency Swiss franc (CHF), euros are usually accepted

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VADUZ CASTLE, PRINCE AND PRINCELY HOUSE Vaduz Castle The castle, which is about 700 years old, has been in the possession of the Princes of Liechtenstein since 1712. Since 1938, it has served as the residence of the Princely Family and can therefore not be visited. The walking path to the «Känzeli» with a panoramic view of Vaduz and the Rhine Valley is recommended.


Princely House The Princely House of Liechtenstein is one of the oldest noble families in Europe and also a very successful family of entrepreneurs. The family’s art collection is one of the most important private collections in the world. Reigning Prince Hans-Adam II is the first Reigning Prince to have

been born in Liechtenstein. On 15 August 2004, he appointed Hereditary Prince Alois, who is married to Duchess Sophie of Bavaria, as his Representative and transferred government affairs to him.

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SIGHTS Art Museum

National Museum

This architectural work of art stands as a distinctive black cube in the center of Vaduz. The collection of the State museum of fine arts focuses on international modern and contemporary art. From time to time, works from the collection of the Reigning Prince are exhibited.

The exhibition in three unique buildings creates unexpected moments of common memories through time, turning cultural history, Liechtenstein studies, and natural history into a true experience.

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Postage Stamp Museum

Citytrain

Rare Liechtenstein stamps, historical documents, devices and installations from Liechtenstein postal history are presented in the museum, along with special exhibits. Admission is free.

A relaxed journey through Vaduz and surroundings with the Vaduz Städtle train: Information on the history, sights, and the Princely House make this 30-minute ride through the center of Liechtenstein go by much too fast.

Ski Museum Unique ski and winter sports collection, seamlessly documenting the development of skiing in Europe. Exhibits include Toni Sailer’s 1958 World Cup skis and Hanni Wenzel’s 1980 Olympic equipment.

Hofkellerei The Wine Cellars of the Reigning Prince are pleased to welcome guests. Fine wines from the private vineyards of the Prince of Liechtenstein are available for tasting and purchase.

Mitteldorf and Oberdorf A walk through the original center of Vaduz, Mitteldorf, is worthwhile. Many of the houses in Mitteldorf and Oberdorf are under historical protection. The Red House, a medieval gabled house, can be seen from far away.


HISTORY 1342 Creation of the County of Vaduz 1699 Prince Johann Adam Andreas purchases the Lordship of Schellenberg 1712 Prince Johann Adam Andreas purchases the County of Vaduz 1719 Elevation to Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein 10

1806 Attainment of sovereignty through admission to the Confederation of the Rhine 1868 Abolition of the Liechtenstein military 1921 New Constitution enters into force 1924 Customs Treaty with Switzerland, introduction of the Swiss franc as official currency


1978 Membership of the Council of Europe 1990 Membership of the United Nations 1991 Accession to EFTA 1995 Accession to the EEA and the WTO 2003 New Constitution enters into force

2004 Hereditary Prince Alois is appointed as Representative of Reigning Prince Hans-Adam II 2006 200 Years of Sovereignty

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FIVE GOOD REASONS FOR A VACATION IN LIECHTENSTEIN Culture

Gastronomy & Wine

Liechtenstein offers a broad cultural spectrum. The cultural and strolling mile in Vaduz, museums, the theater in Schaan (Theater am Kirchplatz), vibrant traditions, and numerous events are frequented by visitors and locals alike.

Small country, great wines, and the art of fine dining. Traditional specialties and gourmet restaurants with up to 17 Gault Millau points pamper both guests and natives.

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Hiking

Families

Liechtenstein not only offers peak climbs up to 2600 meters (8527 feet) elevation, but also enchanting paths in the valley for walks through nature reserves, idyllic landscapes, and on the Rhine Dam along the country’s border. A total of 400 km (250 miles) of well-developed and well-marked hiking trails will lead you through Liechtenstein nature.

Finally vacation! Liechtenstein is the ideal destination for relaxing family holidays. In the summer, children play in the day care «Malbuner Rasselbande»; in the winter, they hit the slopes in a skiing area of the perfect size. Kids and parents will feel happy and secure here.


Winter A winter dream! The winter in Liechtenstein belongs to MalbunSteg. At a healthy 1600 meters (5250 feet) above sea level, families and connoisseurs will find exactly what they require: recreation and relaxation. Children and their parents will not go astray here. Malbun-Steg offers everything from snowboarding and cross-country skiing to ski tours. 14


Germany

Austria

Principality of Liechtenstein

Switzerland Italy

General Information Do not hesitate to contact us concerning group reservations, further wishes or unsolved issues. We are glad to make you an individual offer and to support you with respect to your requirements. Bookings can be done on our website www.tourismus.li, via email info@liechtenstein.li or by telephone +423 239 63 63.

LIECHTENSTEIN MARKETING Äulestrasse 30 FL-9490 Vaduz Phone + 423 239 63 63 Fax + 423 239 63 01 info@liechtenstein.li www.tourismus.li

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