Location / Language of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein,is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north. It is Europe's fourth-smallest country, with an area of just over 160 square kilometres and a population of around 40,000 only. Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein.
German is the sole official language in Liechtenstein. In day-to-day affairs, Middle Alemannic and High Alemannic dialects are used.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)
As India is not part of the Schengen Area, if one is an Indian passport holder you will need to apply for the appropriate type of Schengen Liechtenstein Visa for travelling to the country. To be eligible for a Schengen Visa for Liechtenstein one will mainly need their current passport, along with certain documents, to be submitted with the Visa application form.
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Conversion: Rs.1 INR = 0.013 EUR
1 EUR = Rs. 78.04 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Liechtenstein
- Vaduz – One of the most visited attractions here is the country's parliament ("Landtag") building near the banks of the River Rhine apart from the Rathausplatz, home to the historic Town Hall and the Neo-Gothic Parish Church built in 1873, also known as the Cathedral of St. Florin. Although it's not open to the public, one should check out the impressive 12th-century Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz), also known as The Princely House of Liechtenstein, which is home to the country's monarch.
- Gutenberg Castle – High above the village of Balzers stands the majestic Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg), a superbly preserved fortress dating from the Middle Ages. The 70-meter-high hill on which the castle stands has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with many archaeological finds like the ancient Mars von Gutenberg statuette. Highlights include the chapel and rose garden, along with the many fun cultural events and festivals held in the warmer months, such as open-air concerts and outdoor theatrical performances.
- Liechtenstein National Museum – It is the state-owned museum housed in a splendidly preserved 15th-century former inn and its highlights include a superb 1:10,000 scale relief model of the principality, as well as exhibits focusing on the country's early history, along with displays of weapons and religious art. Also worth a visit is the Postal Museum, a branch of the Liechtenstein National Museum, which is popular for its displays of postage stamps and the history of the country's postal service.
- Nendeln and Eschen Towns – Nendeln is notable for its old foundations from a Roman villa, as well as the Schädler Pottery, the oldest craft workshop in the country. Famous for its stoneware crockery and traditional tiled stoves, this art-related attraction offers guided tours of the workshop, glazing area, and kiln room. Of interest in Eschen are the Pfrundhaus, a 14th-century building used to display local art, and the attractive Holy Cross Chapel. Eschen is also the starting place of an easy one-and-a-half-hour hike offering superb views of the surrounding area.
- Country Castles at Schellenberg – One has a chance to explore two old ruins at once. The larger of the two, the Upper Castle (Obere Burg), was built in 1200 and once had all the elements of a typical medieval castle. The smaller, the Lower Castle (Untere Burg), was built in 1250, but by the 16th-century both had fallen into disrepair.
Things You Must Do in Liechtenstein
- Hiking the Historical Eschnerberg Trail – Thanks to its alpine setting and quaint towns and villages, Liechtenstein is a hiker's paradise, drawing outdoor enthusiasts from across Europe to its mountain peaks, wooded slopes, and attractive valleys. Numerous well-established trails crisscross the country, one of the most popular being the 15-kilometer Historical Eschnerberg Trail connecting the towns of Bendern and Schellenberg.
- Winter Fun at Malbun - Famous as Liechtenstein's only winter resort, Malbun is on an Alpine ridge near the Saminatal Valley, and boasts perfect snow conditions that led to the establishment of the first ski lifts and slopes in the 1960s. Today, its many groomed trails and après ski activities enjoy one of the longest seasons in the Alps offering suitable terrain for skiers of all abilities, served by three lifts capable of hauling skiers to heights of 2,000 meters.
- Checkout the Calculator and Typewriter Museum - This fascinating museum pays homage to once ubiquitous tools of writers and accountants the world over. The unique collection consists of more than 250 important and rare pieces, many of them antiques, the oldest dating back to the late 1800s. Highlights include the world's smallest mechanical calculator, the palm-sized Curta, which was designed and manufactured in Liechtenstein, along with an original WWII Enigma encoding machine used by the German military (and famously solved by the British).
Food on the Plate
Liechtensteiner cuisine is diverse and has been influenced by the cuisine of nearby countries, particularly Switzerland and Austria, and is also influenced by Central European cuisine. Cheeses and soups are integral parts of Liechtensteiner cuisine. Milk products are also commonplace in the country's cuisine, due to an expansive dairy industry. Common vegetables include greens, potatoes and cabbage apart from all types meats. The consumption of three meals a day is commonplace, and meals are often formal.
Some of the Liechtenstein dishes one must try include:
- Rebi - Made with cornmeal or a mixture of half cornmeal and half semolina and usually served with the main dish. Because French influences were very well adapted in Liechtensteiner cuisine cheese remained an important ingredient mostly if it’s cooked after local recipes as Saukerkas, a local cheese.
- Hafalaab - A dish made from wheat flour and cornmeal dumplings, with smoked Bacon or Ham in a broth.
- Kasknopfle is a homemade pasta from Liechtenstein. They are known as Spatzle in Germany. The Liechtensteiner version is enhanced with cheese and caramelized onions.
- A Cake for 3 Kings - Not so much cake, as magical rolls sweetened with raisins, orange and lemon zest and crunchy bits of sugar.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Liechtenstein
Since Liechtenstein is a country which is part of the Schengen countries in Europe, an Indian traveller has to purchase adequate travel medical insurance for travel to Liechtenstein.
Travel insurance for Indians to Liechtenstein is relatively cheaper when compared to destinations in Americas, and most insurance companies offer a specific Schengen Insurance Plan
. One must ensure that the minimum Accident & Sickness (A&S) sum insured for a Schengen plan must be €30,000 (around $50,000), and a visa to visit any Schengen country will not be provided without this minimum coverage.
The insured must purchase an “Excluding Americas” Plan, if they are travelling to other destinations that don’t include only Schengen countries.
Illustration for 15 days travel medical insurance for visiting Liechtenstein.
|Sum Insured($USD or €Euro) / Premium in Rs. INR
||Insured Age 32
||Insured Age 62
|Schengen - €30,000
|Schengen - €50,000
|Excluding - $50,000
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