The Principality of Liechtenstein is Europe's fourth smallest country (160 sqkm in size) and has the highest GDP per capita in the world, when adjusted for purchasing power parity. I visited for a day from Zurich in Switzerland. The little country was very nice just like the other European microstates.

Vaduz, the country's capital with a population of only 5,100, is nice and full of tasteful urban sculptures and art. Walk around the pedestrianised Stadtle Street and check out the shops and restaurants.

From Vaduz take the 20 minute hike up to Schloss Vaduz, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. You cannot visit the castle, but the walk through the forest with views of the city below are very nice.

Located in a mountainous region, Liechtenstein offers great scenery everywhere you go. I visited the tiny town of Malbun (elevation: 1,600 meters, population: 50) which offered beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The drive from Vaduz to Malbun is also very scenic. Take the ski lift up to 2,000 meters for even more nice views.

Read a detailed account of my trip to Liechtenstein here (a part of my series on Europe's Microstates)

Additional info:
- country entry on Wikipedia
- country profile on Wikivoyage

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