Stunning mountain valleys and picturesque villages are the trademark of the small country of Liechtenstein, which is tucked away between Switzerland and Austria. If you visit during the summer, there are many hiking and trekking activities in the mountains. Winter brings snow to the same areas transforming them into fantastic ski slopes. Sledding and ice skating are popular winter activities enjoyed by young and old. The capital of Vaduz will enthrall you with its hill-top castle and the wealth of shopping opportunities. This country is one of the wealthiest in the world, so shopping here is a pure delight with the low tax.
Some of the sights of Vaduz include the castle, which is the home of the Royal family, the Postage Stamp Museum, the National Library and the Ski Museum. If you are an art lover, then you will want to visit the Liechtenstein Art Museum where there are works by Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck on display. Visit the village of Triesen and tour the St. Mamerten and Maria chapels. At Eschen - Nendeln you can see the archaeological dig and the excavations of ancient Roman dwellings and get a glimpse of the history of this country.
Liechtenstein is wine country with many vineyards. Taste the wines of the country with a tour of the Prince's Wine Cellar. There are plenty of accommodation throughout the country ranging from hotels to self-catering cottages and camping facilities. You can even stay in a mountain hut on some of the highest peaks, from which you not only have a commanding view, but you also have a place to spend the night when you are on a long hike. There are numerous restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine, but specializing in the national dishes such as Kaseknopfle - small dumplings with cheese.