Liechtenstein: Yes to Tourists, No to Invasions

Foggy Liechtenstein

If you’re like us, the accidental Swiss invasion of Liechtenstein last week reminded you yet again of that single afternoon you spent exploring Vaduz, eyes wide open.

The tiny Alpine microstate occupies just a sliver between Switzerland and Austria. In addition to being a very small country, the principality has a striking tourism site, outfitted in an attractive pairing of plum and strawberry hues. Check it out. It’s really a very nice color palette.

As you might expect, the site devotes a lot of time and energy to winter sports activities, primarily skiing and snowboarding. Summer activities aren’t neglected, though, and neither is the principality’s wine. The Swiss “Gastronomy and Wine” circuit itinerary makes one of its eight stops in Liechtenstein, which has a remarkable 178 wine growers among its 35,000-strong population.

Liechtenstein’s charms aren’t just physical. Modern architecture fans in particular will find the striking cube of a structure that houses the Museum of Fine Arts in Vaduz very pleasing.

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Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
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