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Welcome to Liechtenstein

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

For those of you who enjoy the more scenic route, then Schloss Vaduz is the place for you to visit. Schloss Vaduz is in other words is Vaduz Castle and it looms over the capital from the above hill. The castle is currently closed to the public, but the hill is worth the climb for the amazing views. If you want to be able to see inside of the castle, there is one special day when the gates open. Book your visit with JiveHippo.travel for the 15th of August, which is Liechtenstein´s National Day and get that rare peek that everyone wants to see. You will be able to enjoy amazing fireworks and you may be one of the lucky visitors to be invited to the princes place for wine and beer.

If you are an art lover, then visit Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. this museum hold some of the most valuable arts, which is the prince´s collection of old masters. the museum is a black concrete cuboid, which hosts temporary exhibitions, which revolve around the gallery´s collections of contemporary art. Whilst enjoying the art yo will be able to have a spot of lunch in the cafe-sushi-bar.

If you love wine then you will love Hofkellerei, a winery in the city of Vaduz. Hofkellerei is a short walk from the town centre and leads down through the vineyards to the prince´s wine cellar. You will be able to sample all the wines in the cellar, but beware that you must book ahead.

Climate

Liechtenstein is between the Alpine countries of Austria and Switzerland. 

The climate is between continental and moderate. Because there is influence from the sea the temperature almost always lies beneath the 30ºC limit. 

Duty Free

Without paying custom duty, travelers to Liechtenstein may import the following goods; 400 cigarettes, 250g of tobacco, 750 ml liquor, 50 ml of perfume and 250 ml eau de toilette. 

Cameras must be declared on arrival.

Getting Around

Taxis in Liechtenstein are fairly cheap, as the country is small, you can go anywhere and it will never be too expensive. You will be able to get your hotel to call the taxis, and they will arrive within 5 minutes or you can go to the taxi station.

As there are not many taxis in Liechtenstein, you may have to sometimes catch the bus. The bus schedules offer regular services to all the towns and villages. Bus tickets are available from the driver when you embark.

The most interesting way to see Liechtenstein is by foot. Vadus is one of the smallest capitals of the world and is in walking distance to neighboring cities and villages.

Health

The health care systems in Liechtenstein are at excellent standards.

There is only one hospital, which is situated in the capital Vaduz.

Emergency care is available for everyone, even if you do not have the state health insurance.

If you do need some kind of medicine, you will have to visit a doctor as the chemists here are only known as Apotheke and only doctors and consultants are able to prescribe medicine.

Language

The official language spoken in Liechtenstein is German. 

All newspapers and official documentation are all written in German.

In Liechtenstein, each village has its own dialect, which is amazing for a country as small as this.

In the tourists areas you will find people that speak English.

Money

Liechtenstein participates in a customs union with Switzerland and uses the Swiss Franc as their national currency. 

Safety

Liechtenstein is known as one of the d¡safest countries in the world. 

The most common crime is of non violent nature. The Police force are well equipped and are well seen through the streets.

The most dangerous part of Liechtenstein is their beautiful scenery. Cases of hikers have found themselves in difficulty on many cases. Hikers should take care when leaving the well marked trails.

Time

Liechtenstein are under the Central European time Zone (UTC+01:00).

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