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VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN FAQ`S

How do I get to Liechtenstein?

There is no airport in Liechtenstein, so getting in is only possible by road or train. The closest major airport is in Zurich, which is just a one-hour drive from Liechtenstein. Another airport that is nearby is in Munich, which is just a 2.5 hour drive away.

From Switzerland, you’ll need to get to the town of Buchs to catch bus 12 to the biggest city in Liechtenstein, Schaan (only takes 10 minutes). At the terminal, change to bus 11 (towards Sargans) to get to the capital city Vaduz; the journey only takes 8 minutes. Buses run every 15 minutes from the train station at Buchs to Schaan and Vaduz. Tickets can be purchased on the bus for around 3.40 CHF. The Rhine River creates a natural border with Switzerland, so if you’re getting in from Switzerland, expect to cross the river and take in some stunning alpine landscapes.

From Austria, go to the border town of Feldkirch to catch bus 11 (towards Sargans) to Schaan and it’ll eventually get to Vaduz. This will be a longer bus journey as Feldkrich is further away; it takes around 30 minutes to get to Schaan and 40 minutes to Vaduz.

Buses are by far the easiest way to get to Liechtenstein. You can easily identify the lime green buses as the Liechtenstein bus. There are trains to Vaduz, but they only run every Sunday, so unless you are planning your trip for Sunday, your best bet is to catch the bus from Switzerland or Austria.

What is the language spoken in Liechtenstein?

The official language in Liechtenstein is German, but most people speak an ancient dialect of German that is highly divergent from standard German but closely related to those dialects spoken in neighbouring regions such as Switzerland and Vorarlberg, Austria. In Triesenberg, a dialect promoted by the municipality is spoken. However, Swiss Standard German is understood and spoken by most people within the country. We suggest you get a good English-German guidebook, or app on your phone, and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10.

How do I apply for a Tourist Visa to Liechtenstein?

The same visa requirements in Switzerland applies for travel to Liechtenstein. The latter does not impose any border controls with Switzerland. Liechtenstein also does not issue its own visas.

Is Liechtenstein a safe place to visit?

The crime rate in Liechtenstein is considered very low. While crime is virtually non-existent, you must be wary of certain regulations that could get you penalized. For example, dropping litter can set you back with a hefty fine!

When is the best time to visit Liechtenstein?

Low-Season (April-May and September-October) - During this time, the weather remains cold and wet. This is considered off-season.

Mid-Season (June to August) - During this period, the country experiences good weather. Although the temperature can get hot, it is often interrupted by rain showers or thunderstorms. Some of the biggest festivals are observed during this time.

High-Season (End of November to March) - This is the time when people prefer to visit Liechtenstein. You can expect frequent snowfalls. So, if you love skiing, this is the time to go. The winter temperatures can go down to 30°F.

However, the visit time to the country can vary based on your preference. If you are not a snow lover, then you may prefer to visit during the end of autumn/fall or end of the springs.

How many days should I spend in Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein has a reputation for being a destination for day trips, to maybe spend a night, but not much more. However, if you want to really delve into this country, hike the mountain trails and discover the incredible walks, we recommend giving it at least a week.

What is the best way to get around Liechtenstein?

There’s just one major road in Liechtenstein, so in an effort to reduce traffic, use of public transport is encouraged, and made inexpensive and efficient. No matter where you want to go in the country, there’ll be a Liemobil (https://www.liemobil.li/) bus to take you there. Bus tickets start from 2 CHF for a short single ride to 15 CHF for unlimited rides for a full day.

Another option is to grab one of the free rental bikes that are located across the country. There are 62 miles of cycle paths in Liechtenstein to explore.

What is the currency of Liechtenstein?

Swiss franc – CHF (but € are widely accepted as well)

Is it expensive to travel to Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein can be a very expensive country to travel to. Even the most affordable accommodations can cost you at least $100 a night, and that’s not even at the center of Vaduz. Food, on the other hand, can cost you an average of $20-$25 per meal in a day.

Transportation can be affordable, but another hack that you can take advantage of is renting a bike for free to get around towns! These bike rentals are all over the country so you’ll be able to cut down on some expenses.

What is the food like in Liechtenstein?

The cuisine in Liechtenstein has been influenced by its neighboring countries, particularly Austria and Switzerland. The use of cheese and soup are very prominent in the country’s cuisine. Meanwhile, its expansive dairy industry means that they also use a lot of milk products in cooking. Other common ingredients used in Liechtensteiner cuisine are beef, chicken, pork, potatoes, greens and cabbage.

One of their most notable dishes is called Muesli. This is a breakfast dish that is prepared with uncooked rolled oats served in water or juice with various types of fruits and nuts.

Rosti is also popular in Liechtenstein. It is a coarsely grated potato that is fried. There are several variations to this dish depending on which region it is made from.

Here is a list of the most notable local dishes in Liechtenstein:
-Hafalaab: A type of soup served with ham or bacon and dumplings.
-Saukerkas: A local cheese produced in Liechtenstein.
-Schnitzel: A breaded cutlet dish prepared using boneless meat.
-Wurst: A type of smoked sausage.
-Kasknopfl: A tiny dumpling that is topped with cheese.
-Torkarebl: A porridge dish that is similar to a dumpling.

What do I do if I need medical attention?

Liechtenstein has one hospital, the National Hospital, situated in the capital, Vaduz, which is run in conjunction with private doctors specializing in internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, and psychiatry. Emergency care at the hospital is free and available even to people who are not insured.

There are excellent medical facilities in Liechtenstein, but it is more likely that you would be transferred to a hospital in Switzerland should you require medical attention.There are numerous health centers throughout the country which only provide outpatient care, but offer a wide variety of specialist services, such as general practice. They can also provide emergency medical aid. Outside Vaduz, every town has an emergency service, and doctors trained in emergency medicine travel with the ambulance service. Pharmacies are located throughout the country, and a pharmacist is on call at all times.