Liechtenstein is a small country located in Central Europe. The German-speaking principality of Liechtenstein has been independent since 1806 and was previously part of the Holy Roman Empire. Its population is roughly 35,000, with most people living in Vaduz (the capital city) or on one of the Alpine valleys (Malbun). There are some larger towns including Schaan and Triesen but these are not as popular as Vaduz or Malbun for tourists visiting Liechtenstein for a short break.
Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein, and it’s home to 5,100 people. It also has two museums: the Liechtenstein National Museum and the Liechtenstein Kunstmuseum (which means “art museum”).
The city was founded in the 13th century and became the capital in 1864. It’s known for being a tourist attraction because it has a beautiful castle, museums, and ancient architecture.
Vaduz means “wooded area” in German.
Triesenberg is a small town in Liechtenstein that lies in the northern part of the country. It has a population of about 1,900 people and is an important tourist destination for its beautiful scenery and history.
For centuries, Triesenberg was ruled by various noble families until it came under Austrian rule during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1819, Liechtenstein became independent from Austria but lost half of its territory to Switzerland when it was forced by Napoleon III to sign an agreement giving up control over Vaduz Castle and some land surrounding it (which would eventually become part of Switzerland).
Balzers is a town in Liechtenstein, located in the centre of the country. It has a population of about 1,500 people and is the third largest town in Liechtenstein after Schaan and Vaduz. It also has its own football club called FC Balzers who play in Liechtenstein’s top flight football league, domestic cup competitions and international tournaments such as Europa League qualifiers or Intertoto Cup games (which they won).
Malbun is a village in the municipality of Ruggell, Liechtenstein. It is famous for its ski resort, which is home to the largest ski area in the country. The village itself has about 500 residents and sits at an elevation of 2,244 feet (682 meters).
The ski resort is one of the most popular in Liechtenstein, and it’s also one of the largest. The area has 21 lifts, 85 runs, and a vertical drop of 2,600 feet (792 meters).
Eschen is a municipality in the north of Liechtenstein, located close to Vaduz and Balzers. The main industries are tourism and agriculture, with the latter being most prominent in its southern part.
The town has several attractions including Eschen Castle which dates back to 1250 and is one of the oldest ruins in Europe. It’s also popular for hiking purposes as well as biking thanks to its location near Lake Walenstadt.
Planken is a municipality and village in the western part of Liechtenstein. It is located on the left bank of the Rhine River, opposite to Switzerland. The main economic activity in Planken is agriculture, but tourism also plays an important role in its economy.
The history of Planken goes back to Roman times when there was a Roman fortification here called “Castrum Planincum”. The name “Planincum” may come from a Gallo-Roman family name or be derived from Celtic words meaning “flat area”.
A small country in Central Europe
Liechtenstein is a small country located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Switzerland and Austria, and has a population of 37,000 people. The country has a GDP of $4.4 billion dollars, making it the sixth smallest country in Europe.