The 5 best places to visit in Liechtenstein

In the southern centre of the country, south east from the capital, Vaduz, is the relatively small and very pretty Ganglesee Lake. Surrounded by the steep slopes and peaks of the Alps, it is certainly the most picturesque lake in the country.

5. Gänglesee

 

First built in the 13th century as a medieval church, located in the extreme south west of the country close to the border with Switzerland is the medieval Gutenberg Castle, one of five castle in Liechtenstein, and one of two to have survived preserved to present day. Overlooking the town of Balzers, Gutenberg Castle is open to the public as a museum, and unique among European castles it remains free to enter all year round.

4. Burg Gutenberg

In the south east of the country, close to the border with Austria in the Malbun Valley is the idyllic village of Malbun, a mere 15 kilometres (9 miles) from the capital, Vaduz. In the untouched natural landscape, the village sits surrounded by steep 1,600 metre (5,249 ft) high snowy peaks making for wonderful panoramas in every direction. In winter the village operates as one of the countries top skiing locations, whilst the summer brings hikers from all over the world to walk the fantastic trails leading into the mountains.

3. Malbun

Just south of the capital, Vaduz,​ perched high up in the Rhine Valley is the village of Triesenberg, arguably the most idyllic in the country. Located approximately 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) above sea level, the alpine village offers visitors the most incredible views across the beautiful surrounding terrain of mountains and valleys.

2. Triesenberg

 

Built in the 12th century, overlooking the capital, Vaduz, from an adjacent hilltop is the medieval Vaduz Castle. Owned by the Princely family of Liechtenstein since the early 18th century, it remains today the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Though not open to visitors, its position high on a cliff top surrounded by steep alpine makes it one of the most visually striking castles in Europe, and arguably the most iconic and easily identifiable landmark in Liechtenstein.

1. Schloss Vaduz

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