The local museums in Triesenberg ( Walser-Heimatmuseum; Tel: 262 19 26 or 265 50 10. Fax: 262 19 22. Tue-Fri 1.30pm-5.30pm, Sat 1.30pm-5pm, June/July/August also Sun 2pm-5pm o’clock), Schellenberg ( Biedermann Haus ) and Schaan ( DoMuS-Museum and gallery of the municipality of Schaan; Tel: 237 72 71. Fax: 237 72 79. Fri 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sat/Sun 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.) should also be visited view (viewing by appointment only). Also worth seeing are the theater on the church square, the chapel of St. Maria zum Trost in Schaan and the chapels of St. Mamerten and Maria in Triesen. Gutenberg Castle (13th century) in Balzers and the old part of the village of Triesen add variety to the sightseeing programme. The Roman excavations at Eschen-Nendeln and Schaan are extremely interesting. The pretty St. Joseph Chapel is in Planken . In the parish church of Mauren there is a beautiful late Gothic Pietà; Another church worth seeing is the parish church of Bendern, which dates back to 1280. The ruins of the upper and lower Schellenberg Castle are a popular tourist destination.
There are several museums worth visiting in the capital Vaduz: the Stamp Museum, the Ski Museum and the Liechtenstein National Library. The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein presents itself in a clearly structured, modern building. The new museum emerged from the Liechtenstein State Art Collection, which primarily comprises works from the 20th and 21st centuries and is chronologically linked to the private collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis van Dyck and other Flemish Painters and Italian paintings from the 14th to 18th centuries, sculptures and handicrafts make this private collection one of the most important in the world. Parts of it are exhibited in the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and in the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. It sees itself as a museum of fine arts and as a meeting place where art is treated in a contemporary and lively manner. In the foyer of the museum there is a cafeteria, a shop and a specialist bookstore (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Städtle 32, FL-Vaduz. Tel: 235 0300. Fax: 235 03 29. (Internet: www.kunstmuseum.li ). Tues-Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.).
Ceramics, pottery, postage stamps. Shop opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.30-18.30, Sat 08.00-16.00. From April to October, the souvenir shops in Vaduz are also open on Sundays and public holidays.
There is one cinema each in Vaduz, Balzers and Schaan. In the “Maschlina-Bar” and in the “Escape” in Triesen, in the “Tiffany” in Eschen, in the “Derby” in Schaanwald, in the “Pacha” and in the “Schlosshof” in Balzers you can dance. The theaters TaK and Takino in Schaan offer, among other things, pantomime, dance theatre, plays, jazz, concerts, cabaret, ballet and theater for children and young people.
One of the national dishes is Käsknöpfle. The menu often features Älplerrösti, Liechtenstein smoked plates or sliced pork liver with Rösti. Beverages: The red Vaduz is just one of the excellent wines produced in Liechtenstein. Drunk driving carries heavy fines.
Hotel Classification: Hotels are classified into the Hotelstars Union star categories from one to five stars.
Other accommodation options
Liechtenstein’s only youth hostel, between Schaan and Vaduz, is about 500 m away from the main road. Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel, Untere Rüttigasse 6, FL-9494 Schaan (Tel: 232 50 22. Internet: www.jugendherberge.ch/schaan). A total of 110 beds are available.
Catholics (76.2%), Protestants (7%).
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Manners: When greeting someone shakes hands. Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs. There are no separate smoking rooms. Gratuity: Included.
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Temperate climate with warm, sometimes rainy summers. In winter it can sometimes get quite cold.
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