The central European State of Liechtenstein is located in the middle of the Alpine arc, between Switzerland and Austria. The official language is German, and the everyday language spoken is an Alemannic dialect. Eleven municipalities make up the State, which is a democracy-based parliamentary monarchy. The official currency is the Swiss franc. The 160 km2 of Liechtenstein are a centre for innovative business, a popular place to work and a tourist destination that has much to offer culture enthusiasts, nature lovers and families.
Marvelling at the precious items in the SchatzKammer (treasure chamber) and admiring the works in Liechtenstein’s art museum and the Hilti Art Foundation: those – and so much more – are the cultural highlights on offer in Liechtenstein which, in proportion to its size, has the biggest art collection of any country in the world.
Liechtenstein has something for all the family, as family holidays offer both adventure and relaxation guaranteed. Kids can make their first attempts at skiing in the Malbi-Park or perfect their skills at the ski school in Malbun. In summer they can explore a whole host of educational theme or hiking trails, go walking with llamas, go on tour with a hawk or cool off with a swim in a mountain lake or a swimming pool.
Liechtenstein offers a wide range of culinary experiences to satisfy any gourmet visitor. As Liechtenstein lies between Austria and Switzerland, it is those two countries that have mainly influenced its cuisine. Wine enthusiasts can also enjoy the Court Cellar of the Prince of Liechtenstein and several small vineyards spread across the areas of Eschnerberg, Schaan, Vaduz, Triesen and the slopes of Gutenberg Castle, which produce first-class Liechtenstein wines.