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Amazing Tour in Liechtenstein

Updated on June 11, 2012

Last night I watched great television program about travel. This program shows beautiful country in Europe. A small country called Liechtenstein. From this hub I’ll take you in a virtual tour visiting Liechtenstein. The country which only 60 square miles in land squeezed between Switzerland and Austria in the valley cut through the Alps by the Rhine River (bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east). Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe. This country completely landlocked, because the Liechtenstein’s people crossing two countries to reach the sea, separated from Austria by steep mountain massif and Switzerland by the Rhine River. Don’t ask me about the the scenery, I guarantee that Liechtenstein is a unique destination in the world. Liechtenstein is well known as the smallest country, precisely the sixth smallest country in the world. Lichtenstein was known as the world's biggest dentures producer. Country with a total area of 160,475 km2 and estimated population of 35,000 has beautiful scenery with mountains surrounding it. Most residents live in the Rhine Valley. Because it was surrounded by mountains and the highlands, this country has a cold climate.

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The most excited things to do while traveling in Liechtenstein are hiking and biking around the beautiful ancient villages and met friendly Lichtenstein's inhabitants. In winter, the mountains around Lichtenstein will be covered with white snow. Skiing in these mountains can be an option if you like to pump your adrenalin. Lichtenstein also has many interesting museums. Don't forget to visit Ski and Wintersport Museum, Liechtenstein National Museum, and The Postage Stamp Museum on the Capital Lichtenstein, Valduz. There's also an art museum which containing the works of masters painter such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. The most famous historical sites are Gutenberg Castle, Vaduz Castle, the ruins of Schellenberg and the Red House.

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Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the main city of Liechtenstein. We can find Vaduz Castle as the most prominent landmark in Vaduz. This castle is can be seen from almost any location in Vaduz. This castle is located on top a steep hill in the middle of the city. Another beautiful places as the landmark of Vaduz are Government House, City Hall, and The Cathedral of St. Florin.

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Vaduz Castle

Government House of Liechtenstein

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Cathedral of St. Florin

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Red House

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How do we get there?

Liechtenstein can be reach by use the car from the city of Zurich, Switzerland (2 hours from Zurich and 4 hours from Milan). Another alternative is by using a bus from the Sargans bus station in Switzerland, within a few minutes away by train from Zurich.We can take a flight to the Zurich Airport (about 115 km), there is a train station under Zurich Airport. This train will take us to the border of Liechtenstein faster that any car rental. The capital of Lichtenstein, Vaduz, very easily accessible and tourist attractions can be found just by walking.

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The Postage Stamp Museum

The Postage Stamp Museum (Briefmarkenmuseum) is one of the most popular attractions with many visitors in Liechtenstein. We can find many things related with postage, like: historical postal service equipment, historical documents, rare stamps from Liechtenstein, devices and special exhibits are presented in the museum. Many stamps collectors from around the world come to Leichtenstein or tourists who just looking for a unique souvenir from the postage stamp principality. That’s why Leichtenstein has often been referred to as a “Postage Stamp Country”. Leichtenstein is a special place in the hearts of stamp collectors. The Postage Stamp Museum was first established in 1936 by Liechtenstein Consul H. W. Sieger. He is a stamp collector who donated his own stamps collection and other postage things. Based on the history this museum has moved a few times over the years. But now we can easily find this place in the center of the capital of Vaduz. For stamp collector who want to see the Princess Diana stamps, they the Philcon Stamp Shop. This shop is located two blocks from the Postal Museum next to the Art Museum. The visitors can enter to this museum without admission fee. This museum open daily from 10 am - noon and 1 pm - 5 pm.

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Ski and Winter Sport Museum

I want to say this is one of rare museum in the world. I think the ski lovers would love this museum. I got this information from trusted source, it said that "Liechtenstein" has won more Olympic medals than any other country in the world. No wonder that Liechtenstein is become Europe’s fourth smallest country with winter snows and ski resort. This museum was first opened in 1993. So, what can we see here? We can see more than 1,000 exhibits of skis, like: snowshoes, bindings, ski manufacturing equipment, bobsleds, ski clothing, uniforms, racing gear, photos, mountain climbing gear, photos, one of the best collection are medals and memorabilia. Who is the man behind this museum? There’s a former ski racer, namely Noldi Beck. He is also the ski instructor. He started collecting many things related with ski at the end of the 1980s. Now we can visit this museum outside Vaduz next to the distinctive Liectenstein Hochschul. All the ski collection had been placed at three floors of the modern buildings. Noldi Beck is the tour guide for his museum and he loves to talk all about his collection. This museum is open on Monday to Friday from 2pm - 6pm. With admission fee about € 4.

Winery tour

If you have a plan to visit Leichtenstein, don’t forget with this tour. Liechtenstein is a culinary paradise with guesthouses, gourmet restaurants, alpine cabins and a princely wine culture. Based on the history, Liechtenstein's wine was still stamped out by foot until late 1930's. Wine is the second most export commodity after cattle. The good news is we can visit wine producers and help pick during the season across ten acres of grapes in the heart of the wine growing region. We can find special grape's cultivar, the people called this as the Blauburgunderand Chardonnay grapes. There are plenty of wine shops with a huge selection in Liechtenstein. We can also visit the Prince’s winery (the Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein). This place is open for wine tasting Monday to Saturday. I heard that the wine tasting is free and the visitor can buy the branded glasses as well. This was amazing tour for wine lovers where they can find the wines produced with the label of the Prince of Liechtenstein’s Hofkellerei which we can only find this wine in specialized retailers or exclusive restaurants.

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Skiing in Malbun

This place is like a fairyland, I love this words! There are many winter trails to be explored and enjoyed. This place was convenient and located at a comfortable altitude of just over 1600 m above sea-level with new lifts and facilities (three modern chairlifts servicing virtually all of the resort). Malbun is located at the end of an Alpine valley. Malbun is a peaceful valley for skiers and it has various lifts. These lifts take skiers up to 2000 m above sea-level. There is a small cross-country paradise for cross-country skiers. They can find this in Steg, a little valley about 3 km from Malbun. Wow…this was so amazing experience through a snowy fairytale world. This is the best place for a more challenging ski excursion. We can also stay in the Hotel Gorfion. This is ski-out family hotel where we can send our kids in the ski school.

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Winter in Liechtenstein

I hope you enjoy all information about Liechtenstein. If you have experience in visiting this country you can give comment and share your wonderful moment with us.You can put this country on your travel list. Thank you very much!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, cianeko. Welcome to my hub. I hope you can visit the rest country in Europe. Liechtenstein is amazing, right. Thanks for coming. Take care!

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      Cianeko Abueva 4 years ago

      I've once watched the Youtube video-Little Europe: Liectenstein-and it becomes one of my top destinations someday together with Switzerland, Norway,Monte Carlo, France, England, Italy and the Netherlands.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, James. Good to see you here. I am glad you love this information and your appreciation. Thanks for your compliment to all my hubs as well. I hope I can give the best for us.

      Your brother

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Fabulous Hub! Can I move there? :)

      Thank you for a wonderful journey to this amazingly beautiful tiny country. Your Hubs are always among the best around. You are a blessing to HubPages!

      Your Friend

      James

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, MM. Thank you so much for coming and I am glad to know that you have experience in visiting Liechtenstein. I am proud that all the photos bought back your memories. I really appreciate your vote. Cheers...

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi prasetio, I was fortunate to visit Liechtenstein a few years ago when I went to Austria, it's such a pretty place, your photos bought back a lot of memories, thank you for sharing such an interesting hub, voted up, best wishes MM

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome,arusho. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!

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      arusho 5 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      great pictures!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Sueswan for coming to this hub. I am glad this hub useful for you and you can learn a little about this country. You are absolutely right about the Liechtenstein Wine. This wine aren't exported beyond two countries you mention above. So, it's like special edition. We can get them in specialized retailers or exclusive restaurants. Thank you very much for share your vote to this hub. I really impressed with this. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi prasetio

      Thank you for taking us on an amazing tour of Lichtenstein. The pictures are breathtaking and show the beauty of the country.

      I have never heard of Lichtenstein wines. I googled and found out their wines aren't exported beyond Swizterland and Germany.

      Voted up up and away!

      Enjoy your day.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My best friend, Hello, hello. Thank you so much for your beautiful words to this hub. I am glad to know that your really care with art. I hope you have a chance to visit the castle one day. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Eiddwen. Good to see you again. I am glad to know that you enjoy this information from your "Armchair Traveling" slot. Thank you very much. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      It is a magnificient piece of a country. It said the he has a incredible collection of master painting sdown in avault under the castle. If he really needs money he goes and gets one of thbe paintings out and sells it.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Well how brilliant was this??Amazingly so; and I vote up up and away prasetio my dear friend.

      I also bookmark into my 'Armchair Travelling' slot.

      I wish you a wonderful day and here's to so many more to share on here.

      Eiddwen.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Audrey. Thank you so much for coming to this hub and I am glad you enjoy this information. Take care!

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

      As usual, Prasetio, nice virtual tour for a Monday afternoon~ Thanks for inviting me along.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Alastar Packer. I am glad to see you here and how you love this country. I hope you can visit Liechtnstein one day. Thanks for share your vote. Take care!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Lady_E. Thank you so much for coming to this hub. I am glad to know that you love this country. I hope you can put this country on your travel list. Have a good day! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Peggy for your wonderful comment and how you love this country as one of the beautiful country in Europe. I hope this hub useful for you. Cheers.... ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Jackie Lynnley. I am glad to see you here. I am proud to present this information with you. I hope you always love my hub related with travel. Thanks for share your vote. Take care!

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      So pretty and quaint is Liechtenstein. You've really shown it to good advantage here Pras. The Alps are very majestic looking in the pics; like how they seem to have integrated nature with the buildings n all too. Thank you my brother. Vote er up!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Wow... just like you wrote. It looks like a fairy land. The photos are absolutely lovely. How wonderful to live in a place like that. It's like a little paradise.

      Seems very peaceful.

      Thanks. Great Hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This looks like a fantastic country to visit. Their postage stamps are a stamp collector's delight. Loved the Rick Steves video. Thanks Prasetio for another wonderful hub. Votes up!!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Doesn't it make us wish we could visit just everywhere! Thanks to you though we can see something we may have never done. Great hub! Up, interesting and beautiful.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. Thank you so much for coming and share your experience while visiting Liechtenstein. I believe you enjoy your vacation in this small country. I hope you enjoy this virtual tour to remind again your beautiful memories to Liechtenstein. Have a good day!

      Blessing and hugs, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, thelyricwriter. Thank you very much for always giving your support to my hub and your compliment to all my hub. I really impressed with this. I hope I can give the best for us. God bless you!

      Your best friend, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, ethel smith. Thanks for stopping by and share your experience in visiting Liechtenstein. That must be a wonderful memories among Austria and Switzerland. Cheers...

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, VioletSun. Good to see you here. Thanks for your coming and your compliment to this hub. I hope you always love my travel hubs, including this one. I really love your vote. Take care!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Years ago, pras, I traveled with a group of friends and we visited Liechtenstein. The country is so small compared to its neighbors that our standing joke was blink and you will miss the country. We visited Vaduz, the museum and the winery as I recall. A charming, picturesque city nestled in the mountains. Thanks for rekindling those very pleasant memories. Voted up, my friend.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Up and across the board but funny. Prasetio, every article you do has 110% input in it. I give you props for your hard work and constant quality articles. Such a beautiful place with amazing pictures and useful information. Another masterpiece to the collection of many Prasetio. Have a good weekend friend:)

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      Eileen Kersey 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Wow great hub. Thanks for the memories. We visited here for a few hours on a coach tour of Austria and Switzerland

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Pras, what an amazing place! To my eyes it looks almost like a winter fairy tale. I have always loved old structures, building with history. Your hubs are always so well done and informative.

      Voted up and awesome!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, randomcreative. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. I hope you have a chance to visit this place one day!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Absolutely gorgeous photos! I would love to visit this area of the world someday.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. Good to see you again in wonderful morning. Thanks for your appreciation and love all the pictures. Cheers..... ~prasetio

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you for another great tour. The pictures are beautiful...

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Alicia. I hope this hub useful for you and you have a chance to visit Liechtenstein one day. Thank you very much for give your time to visit this hub. Take care!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Greeen Lotus. Thanks for stopping by. Actually I know about tax evasion. But I hope we can see everything in positive side. Of course, it's almost real for us. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi,stephaniedas. This is beautiful morning and I am so happy to see you again. I hope we have a chance to visit all the beauty of Liechtenstein in person. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Mentalist acer. Thank you very much for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information. Small country, but beautiful..right!

      Prasetio

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      As always, I love the photos, Prasetio. Liechtenstein is another place that I would love to visit. Thanks for the interesting and informative travel guide!

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      It's so nice to read an article on Liechtenstein that's not about tax evasion. Ha-Ha! Thank for breaking the trend with these awesome photos and suggestions for travelers. So beautiful and almost surreal.

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      What a stunning place. I hope you travel there!

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      This country tiny though it be,

      Is certainly a sight to see...

      Thanks for sharing Pras.;)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, Quill. I am so happy to see you again. I hope you always enjoy my hubs, especially my travel hub. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, kimberlyslyrics. Good to see you again. I am glad you love this information. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, mellisat. I hope you enjoy this information. Thanks for coming. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, carriethomson. Thanks for coming and leave nice comment about Liechtenstein. I hope you enjoy this information. Have a nice weekend!

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      "Quill Again" 5 years ago

      Awesome, and the same as you always write. Thank you for all the work you put into your hubs.

      Blessings

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      kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

      Bravo my friend

      Kimberly

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey these pics of Liechtenstein are just amazing and the place looks inviting!! very beautiful

      carrie