According to indexdotcom, the city of Vaduz is a cozy miniature capital of the tiny Liechtenstein. Despite its size, the city is known for many interesting places to visit and rich historical heritage. The main attractions of the capital are the Prince’s Castle between Stadtle and Olestraße streets, the government house and the city hall, the old Gothic-style hotel Gasthof-Leuven of 1388, a winery, as well as the Cathedral of St. Florina. All of them clearly demonstrate the history of the development of local architecture. The entire cultural life of the city is concentrated on the main street – Stadtl, where all the major shops and government offices are located, including the city hall and the Bank of Liechtenstein. Of particular interest is the Liechtenstein Post Office, rare stamps of this country, produced in the amount of 6-7 new types per year, are the dream of tens of thousands of philatelists from all over the world. Stamp sales make up a decent percentage of Liechtenstein’s total income. Museums are worth mentioning separately, in the modest territory of Vaduz are the National Museum, the Ski Museum, the Museum of Postage Stamps, the Gallery of Modern Art and the National Art Gallery. Another mandatory point of the tourist program in Liechtenstein is a visit to the Rhine Valley, the great river of all of Europe. This is an incredibly atmospheric place with old stone houses with tiled roofs, bridges and divinely beautiful nature. Malbun is a real paradise for ski lovers and the main resort of Liechtenstein. It includes 19 kilometers of trails of various complexity and relief. Malbune has a first-class ski school, so both beginners and professional skiers can try themselves here. For the convenience of the resort guests, luxury hotels, restaurants, spa centers and fitness rooms are located on its territory. Another alpine resort, Stag, located near Malbun, will appeal to cross-country skiers.
National cuisine of Liechtenstein
The cuisine of Liechtenstein is a combination of the taste traditions of its neighbors and does not have a certain “own” flavor. In the national cuisine, much attention is paid to cheeses, sour-milk products, meat with an abundance of aromatic herbs and, of course, vegetables. A typical Liechtenstein dish is kasknopfle, sliced wheat noodles baked with cheese. Echoes of Switzerland in the cuisine of Liechtenstein are the famous “fondue” and “foie gras”, as well as “Bernes Platter” – fried meat with sauerkraut and green beans and, of course, veal stewed in the signature sauce “lupich-leschnetzeltes”. Echoes of Germany are numerous meat products on the local table, including brisket on ribs, all kinds of sausages and sausages, roast game and much more. From drinks in Liechtenstein there are, like excellent German beer, and delicious French wines. Girls invariably remain delighted with local chocolate.
Since Liechtenstein is associated with Switzerland and its transport system, this is the best way to get here. Moreover, there is no airport in Liechtenstein. In Tsiryuh, where the nearest airport to Liechtenstein is located, various airlines regularly fly from Moscow. From here you can take trains to Sargans or Bux, bordering Liechtenstein, and then transfer to domestic intercity buses. You can also buy a ticket to Basel and Bern in Switzerland or to Munich, Innsbruck and Salzburg. The most convenient and common transport within Liechtenstein are buses (Liechtenstein Bus, LBA). They offer 13 routes, including to neighboring Austria and Switzerland. To save money, it is more profitable to purchase a weekly pass, which gives you an unlimited number of trips. Often, tourists use taxi services in Liechtenstein, a car can be ordered by phone or directly from the hotel parking lot. Bicycles are no less popular in the country, thanks to the modest size of Liechtenstein, you can cross the country in just a couple of hours. If you wish, you can also rent a car, the rules in this case are standard. You will need an international driving license issued no earlier than 1 year ago and a credit card. The driver must be at least 20 years old.
Visa to Liechtenstein
Citizens of the Russian Federation to visit Liechtenstein will need a Schengen visa. To do this, you need to contact one of the Swiss visa centers in Russia, located in all major cities of the country. Visa requirements are standard except for the need to describe your travel itinerary in English, German, French or Italian. The visa fee will be 35 euros, the processing time is at least three working days. Swiss visa centers are represented in Russia in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Sochi, Krasnoyarsk, Ufa, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.