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Liechtenstein Travel Guide

by our Liechtenstein expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyIt has to be said, Liechtenstein is small. A principality dating back to the Holy Roman Empire, the current ruler, Prince Hans-Adam, reigns over just 62 sq.m. containing some 35,000 souls – some admittedly very wealthy, since personal income tax hits you at just 1.2%. The royal family’s handsome castle home, Schloss Vaduz, overlooks the main (only) city, Vaduz itself. The important financial aspects of this tax haven seem at odds with the almost toy-town atmosphere – a brightly colourful ‘city train’ guides you on leisurely tour in some 40 minutes. The country is, of course, set high in the mountains and contains the upper reaches of the Rhine. In summer it provides wonderful vistas of alpine-flower-covered meadows but really comes into its own once the snow arrives and creates a winter-sports paradise. The tiny population has won more Olympic medals per capita than any other country (winter or summer) and if you want to get your skates on you can enjoy more than 9km of flat natural ice field.

Liechtenstein Facts

National Flag: Liechtensteinian Flag
Language(s): German
Currency: Liechtenstein frank, Swiss franc
Capital city: Vaduz
Total Area: 160 km2
Population: 35,000
Dialling Code: +423
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.tourismus.li


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Vaduz Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 5°C
41°F
-2°C
28°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies Heavy Snow and Overcast Skies 3°C
37°F
-11°C
12°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Snow and Scattered Clouds Light Snow and Scattered Clouds 0°C
32°F
-12°C
10°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 3°C
37°F
-3°C
27°F

 Vaduz Weather Forecast
 

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