The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country’s low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

Tourism Information...
 The Best of Liechtenstein..
Liechtenstein's Most Popular Sights...

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Burg Gutenburg-Balzers
  • Malbun Ski Area
  •  Vaduz
    • National Museum
    • Main Square
    • Vaduz Castle

Country Information...
Capital Vaduz
Largest City Schaan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional principality
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Area 160 km2 -ranked 219th
Population 37,937 (July 2016 est.) ranked 214th
Language German 94.5% (official) (Alemannic is the main dialect), Italian 1.1%, other 4.3% (2010 est.)
Ethnic Groups Liechtensteiner 66.3%, other 33.7% (2013 est.)
Religion Roman Catholic (official) 75.9%, Protestant Reformed 6.5%, Muslim 5.4%, Lutheran 1.3%, other 2.9%, none 5.4%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +423
Internet TLD .li
Time Zone CET (UTC+1)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Oben am jungen Rhein “Up on the Young Rhine”
Motto Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland “For God, Prince, and Fatherland”
Prince Hans-Adam II
Prime Minister Adrian Hasler
Holidays and Observances in Liechtenstein in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Thursday Berchtold Day Bank holiday
Jan 6 Monday Epiphany National holiday
Feb 2 Sunday Candlemas National holiday
Feb 25 Tuesday Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Bank holiday
Mar 19 Thursday St Joseph’s Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Mar 29 Sunday Daylight Saving Time starts Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday Bank holiday
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labour Day/May Day National holiday
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day National holiday
May 31 Sunday Whit Sunday Observance
Jun 1 Monday Whit Monday National holiday
Jun 11 Thursday Corpus Christi National holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Aug 15 Saturday Liechtenstein National Day National holiday
Sep 8 Tuesday Nativity of Our Lady National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Oct 25 Sunday Daylight Saving Time ends Clock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day National holiday
Dec 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception National holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Bank holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday St Stephen’s Day National holiday
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Bank holiday