Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel
This alpine microstate bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east is a fastidiously clean and well-ordered principality. • It’s also one of only two (the other is Uzbekistan) “doubly landlocked” nations, that is, bordered entirely by other landlocked nations. • An often overlooked winter-sports destination but a not so often overlooked tax haven, it’s the smallest German-speaking country in the world and the only one that doesn’t share a border with the fatherland.
The infamous prince of liechtenstein actually lives in this pissy little cold castle.
While nowhere near as famous and majestic as those of Italy, France and Switzerland – the Alps in Liechtenstein are quite lovely. This was taken on a short hike out of Malbun, a town at the south end of the country, where the elevation is at its highest.
Mamy & Papy in Liechtenstein
Romantic / The Fog, Principality of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein castle, in the Black Forest, Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany
- Vaduz; 5,000
- 160 square kilometers (62 square miles)
- German, Alemannic dialect
- Roman Catholic, Protestant
- Swiss franc
- Life Expectancy:
- GDP per Capita:
- U.S. $25,000
- Literacy Percent:
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- Industry: Electronics, metal manufacturing, dental products, ceramics, pharmaceuticals
- Agriculture: Wheat, barley, corn, potatoes; livestock
- Exports: Small specialty machinery, connectors for audio and video, parts for motor vehicles, dental products