GAY FRIENDLY LIECHTENSTEIN
Travel solutions with itineraries to discover all the wonders of this destination, places not to be missed, tips about where to sleep and what to eat, and above all many small special tips to enjoy your journey !
Visiting this destination at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:
Day 1 - the Best of Liechtenstein (by car) - Google Maps
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WHAT TO SEE in LIECHTENSTEIN?
10 THINGS TO SEE in LIECHTENSTEIN
The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz, a small town (think that it is among the smallest capitals in the world!) Where the administrative offices, the Parliament and the residence of the sovereign prince are located. The heart of the city is certainly its main street (Das Städtle) full of shops, bars, restaurants and museums.
The private residence of the royal family which stands on a promontory above the city. It cannot be visited but it is certainly worth a visit at least from the outside. It can be reached with a nice walk of less than an hour that starts from the city center and arrives at the manor through the woods. Alternatively, you can get there by car in a few minutes. The views over the Rhine Valley are spectacular. Continuing beyond the castle you reach the small village of Triesenberg, located higher up.
This is Burg Gutenberg, the 13th century castle overlooking the municipality of Balzers. Unlike the one in Vaduz, it is open to the public and can be visited. It is easily accessible thanks to the Burgweg (the castle road).
The Liechtenstein National Art Gallery, a museum that houses works ranging from the 19th century to the present day. These also include some masterpieces from the personal collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein.
The Cathedral of San Florin is located in the middle of the town of Vaduz and is characterized by a single bell tower with four clocks. Built between 1869 and 1873 in a neo-Gothic style, it dominates the city in all its beauty. Here is also the crypt where the Princes of Liechtenstein are buried.
An ancient building now converted into a hotel and restaurant where you can taste the typical dishes and local gastronomy of Liechtenstein in a historical setting that will take you on a journey into the past.
The history of this sport is told in this museum. In fact, in winter the mountains of Liechtenstein are very well equipped for winter sports. Ski enthusiasts cannot miss it.
Rotes Haus (Red House)
The oldest house in the Principality. You can find it in Vaduz surrounded by vineyards, not far from the Vaduz castle, and it looks like something out of a fairytale.
The last surviving wooden covered bridge among all those that had been built in the past in Vaduz. It crosses the Rhine and connects Vaduz with the Swiss city of Sevelen. Recently restored, today it is pedestrian only. Crossing it you pass the border line between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Eschen & Nendeln Village
Eschen, the fifth largest municipality in the Principality in order of population, is best known for the Pfrundhaus, a 14th century building now converted into a showroom for local artists. Do not miss the circular walk (Rundwanderweg Eschen) which starting from Eschen will allow you to appreciate breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. If you have time, also visit Nendeln, a town famous for its pottery.
WHERE TO STAY in LIECHTENSTEIN?
BEST LGBT FRIENDLY HOTELS & APARTMENTS in LIECHTENSTEIN
Vaduz - Park Hotel Sonnenhof ****
Triesen - Hotel Schatzmann ****
Malbun - JUFA Hotel Malbun – Alpin-Resort ***
Triesenberg / Malbun - Walserhof
Gamprin - b_smart Hotel Bendern
WHERE TO EAT in LIECHTENSTEIN?
BEST TYPICAL RESTAURANTS of LIECHTENSTEIN Quality / Price
Vaduz - €€ - Torkel
Triesen- €€ - Vivid Triesen
Triesenberg - €€ - Berggasthaus Masescha
WHAT TO EAT in LIECHTENSTEIN?
BEST TYPICAL DISHES of LIECHTENSTEIN
These typical dumplings (spätzle) represent the national dish par excellence. We know them well because they are also eaten in Trentino Alto-Adige. In Liechtenstein they are served with melted cheese and sometimes accompanied by fried onions.
Just like in Germany and Switzerland, sausages cannot be missing in Liechtenstein.
It is nothing more than a kind of sweet or savory omelette cut into pieces and will serve as a side dish or accompanied with jam, chocolate and more. A delight.
TRAVEL TIPS about LICHTENSTEIN by World Mappers
A very nice thing to do in Vaduz is the tour of the town with the Citytrain, a small train that in about half an hour will show you the main attractions of the capital of Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein is perfect for those who love trekking. The Fürstin Gina Weg (Princess Gina's Way) is one of the most popular hikes in Liechtenstein and one of the best things to see in the Principality. The trail starts in Malbun where you take the chairlift to reach Sareis. From here the trail leads to Mount Augstenberg (2359m, about five hours' walk) from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the village of Malbun surrounded by mountains.
Another very famous trek is the Fürstensteig Trail (the Prince's Way). The route starts from Gaflei and arrives in Planken with an average difficulty and a walking time of about three hours (6 km). We do not recommend this path for those who are afraid of heights because in some points it is very exposed and overhanging (even if there are ropes and ropes where you can secure yourself as in a via ferrata). The views along the way are wonderful. the view sweeps across the valleys of the Principality surrounded by the Swiss and Austrian Alps.
For those who want to go even higher (and are a bit experienced), you can climb the Alpitz peak (1943m) or the Drei Schwester peak (Three Sisters - 2053m), which forms the natural border between Liechtenstein and Austria. It is definitely one of the things to do in Liechtenstein.
All the cities of Liechtenstein are small and very picturesque. In addition to what we have already told you about, if you have time also stop in Trieserberg and visit the Walser Museum, an interesting path on the Germanic-speaking community that settled here in the thirteenth century.
To arrive in Liechtenstein from Italy it is not necessary to have a passport, but it is not every day that you enter one of the smallest and least visited countries in the world! If you want, therefore, the stamp of this very "particular" state, you can go to the tourist office in the center of Vaduz and have one made for you (for a fee, but for a few euros). In this way you will have one of the least known stamps in the world since there are not very many annual tourists in Liechtenstein.