Liechtenstein: Yes to Tourists, No to Invasions

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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.

About the author

Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog,

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