Surface area : 157.0 km2
Population : 34905 inhabitants
Liechtenstein is known for its postage stamps, wine, hand-painted pottery and ceramics and marble-crafted objects from Balzner.
Shops open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM and from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Saturday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Souvenir shops in Vaduz also open on Sunday and public holidays, from April to October.
Liechtenstein cuisine is very similar to Swiss cuisine with few Austrian tonalities. The Kasknopfle, small cheese balls, is one of the country's specialties. You also have excellent wines, including the Vaduzer (red wine). No excess, for laws on drinking and driving are very strict.
Do not miss spending some time or eating in one of the historic inns, like the Gasthof Löwen in Vaduz: built in 1380, it is the most ancient in Liechtenstein.
To see: Funkensonntag festival. The first Sunday of Lent, to celebrate the end of winter and chase away bad spirits. Inhabitants in each village burn an immense wooden pillar topped by a straw witch. There is a competition among the villages for the highest pillar.