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  • Fur. Liechtenstein
  • 160 km2
  • Vaduz
  • Swiss Franc
  • 34,498
  • 15 August

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  • and
  • 47 16 N, 9 32 E
  • Ruggeller 430 m
  • Grauspitz 2,599 m
  • 40.5 years
  • Liechten. 65.6%
  • Other 34.4%

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny, doubly landlocked alpine country in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. It is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire. Mountainous, it is a winter sports destination, although it is perhaps best known as a tax haven.

Despite this, it is not heavily urbanized. Many cultivated fields and small farms characterize its landscape both in the north (Unterland) and in the south (Oberland). It is the smallest German-speaking country in the world and the only German-speaking nation not to share a common border with Germany.

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Vaduz8 July 2008

Vaduz has a lively tourist industry, despite being one of the very few capital cities in the world without an airport or railway station. The closest railway station is Schaan-Vaduz located around 2km from the city centre in the town of Schaan. However, very few trains stop here except for a local service between Buchs SG in Switzerland and Feldkirch in Austria.

Spent over a half day, walking throughout downtown.

Schaan, Triesen & Balzers ~ transit8 July 2008

While taking the Liechtenstein Bus from Buchs to Vaduz and return to Sargans, we got to transit the municipalities of Schaan, Triesen & Balzers.

More so, we got off in Schaan for about 10 minutes, being mislead by some german ladies that this was the downtown of Vaduz. We got to see these 3 cities quite well and in some aspects they were just as, if not more interesting then the capital city itself.