The Principality of Liechtenstein nestles against Switzerland for 27 kilometres and, thanks to the almost 100 year old customs treaty, has open borders with Switzerland. The Principality of Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic-parliamentary basis. This means that the prince and the people share state authority. The head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II and his family live at Vaduz Castle, which towers 120 meters above the Liechtenstein capital, Vaduz. The small Alpine monarchy in the heart of Europe is the fourth smallest state in Europe with 160 square kilometers. The principality unites everything your heart desires: an impressive mountain world, lively culture, charming villages and excellent gastronomy.
Happy children, Relaxed Parents
The idyllic mountain village of Malbun is 1,600 metres above sea level, and with its wonderful alpine landscape is the perfect family destination. The resort, which has been awarded the “Family Destination” seal of approval, is geared towards the needs of children, parents and grandparents. Animal experiences such as a hike with llamas and alpacas or a golden eagle make children’s hearts beat faster. An excursion on the research trail in Malbun ensures action. Equipped with a backpack and magnifying glass, the little ones can master search games and stone table memory, for example. But also the WalserSagenWeg in Triesenberg, the detective trails in Malbun and Vaduz, the Gänglesee in Steg or the rope park in Triesen offer everything for a perfect family day in nature. The small Malbun ski area is between 1,600 and 2,000 metres above sea level, in a romantic valley basin and awaits you with 23 kilometers of ski slopes for every level. The small size of the Malbun ski area in Liechtenstein has many advantages, especially for families with children: the hotels are perfectly tailored to the needs of families, are located directly on the slopes and thus enable perfect skiing fun.
Unique in the world – The Liechtenstein Trail
The best way to get to know the Principality is on the Liechtenstein Trail. 75 kilometres full of exciting stories, sights, wonderful views, idyllic resting places and much more await the explorer. The Liechtenstein Trail leads through all eleven municipalities in the country. The path not only connects the most beautiful and exciting places in the country, but also tells the story of the principality with the help of the LIstory app. It leads the user from one adventure station to the next and thus indicates the course of the hike. But even without the app, the sights and natural beauties along the way can be enjoyed thanks to good, conventional signage. Depending on the level of sport, the Liechtenstein Trail can be explored in two, three or more days. Luggage transport provides the extra amount of relaxation you need.
Lively main town
Liechtenstein is not only worth a visit for its natural beauty. In addition to excellent gastronomy, there are numerous museums and sights to explore in Vaduz. A detour to the new Fürstenkino, The Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein with Hilti Art Foundation,The Prince of Liechtenstein Winery or a tour with the Citytrain are particularly worthwhile.