Liechtenstein is small landlocked country that is situated in central part of Europe. The country is bordered by Switzerland to the south and west and Austria to the north and south. It is located in the Upper Rhine Valley in the European Alps.
Liechtenstein may be a small country but is a hidden gem in Europe when it comes to scenic and picturesque landscape. The area where is Liechtenstein located contains mountain slopes that make it a perfect spot for winter sports. The highest mountain of the country is Grauspitz, situated at the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Visitors can find different places to visit in Liechtenstein. The largest city of the country is Triesenberg, while the capital city is Vaduz that is the most popular tourist site in the country. Here you can find the Royal Palace looking majestically above the town that is home to the Royal Family. A number of nice shops and good quality eateries are located in the city.
If Vaduz sounds interesting to you, then you should also visit the towns of Triesen (not to be confused with Triesenberg) and Balzers. These sites feature a distinct ambiance located far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life up in the Alps.
Other great places to visit in Liechtenstein include Schaan and Planken that are famous all over th world for the breathtaking sceneries. Schaan is situated a few minutes' drive north from the capital city of Vaduz. It is popular among tourists as they can get scenic views of the majestic Alps from here. You can find various sightseeing opportunities within the city. Whether you like biking or hiking, you can find plethora of trails that take you through charming scenery of the Alpine.
Planken is located towards the northeast of Vaduz and Schaan. A visit to the town offers a wonderful day trip experience. It is one of the most relaxing gateways, offering stunning panoramic sceneries of the Rhine river Valley. The area is located in the mountainous region that provides a wonderful opportunity for hiking. You can take pictures and soak in the wonderful scenery that will certainly relive the mind and senses.
Liechtenstein has no international airport. Visitors who want to visit the area where is Liechtenstein must land at airports located in neighboring countries. These include Zurich Airport and St. Gallen Airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen Airport located in Germany.