According to aristmarketing, Liechtenstein is a microstate in Europe bordering Switzerland and Austria. The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz. A number of major cities in Liechtenstein are: Schaan, Triesen and Balzers.
The mountainous country is known for its winter sports areas. Liechtenstein was known for years for its banking secrecy, which led people from other countries to put their money in accounts in Liechtenstein to evade taxation in their own country. This has since been eased by the insistence of other European countries. A large part of the inhabitants of Liechtenstein come from other countries and work there for a short or longer period of time.
Where is Liechtenstein located?
Travel information of Liechtenstein
Official name: Principality of Liechtenstein
Area: 160 km²
Country code: LI, LIE
Population: 39,137 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy (Principality)
Highest point: 2,599 m (Grauspitz)
Distance (Amsterdam – Vaduz): 668 km
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Liechtenstein that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Liechtenstein, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Liechtenstein. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Liechtenstein?
Weather and climate
Liechtenstein has a mild climate. In summer the temperatures are around 20 degrees. In winter, temperatures are around freezing.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Liechtenstein can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Liechtenstein can be found at Climate info.
Current snow depths in Liechtenstein can be found at Winter sports enthusiasts.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Liechtenstein. This avoids the cold winter period. January, February and December are the best months for a winter sports holiday to Liechtenstein.
German is the official language in Liechtenstein.
Would you like to translate from or into German for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Switzerland (also for Liechtenstein): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Liechtenstein: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Liechtenstein in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): diplomatie.belgium.be.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Liechtenstein.
Money and Currency
In Liechtenstein, payment is made with the Swiss franc (CHF). The euro can also be used in many places.
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Liechtenstein can be found on our ATMs page.
In Liechtenstein it is not customary to tip. Service charges are automatically added to the bill.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Liechtenstein is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Liechtenstein can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Liechtenstein you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Liechtenstein.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Liechtenstein.
In Liechtenstein you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity in Liechtenstein can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Liechtenstein can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Liechtenstein can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Liechtenstein end in.li.
Liechtenstein official websites: liechtenstein.li and tourismus.li.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Liechtenstein is 00423 or +423.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Liechtenstein? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Liechtenstein Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Liechtenstein.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Liechtenstein.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Liechtenstein.
Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Liechtenstein can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Liechtenstein in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Liechtenstein, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Liechtenstein?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Liechtenstein. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Liechtenstein can be found on Protected Planet.
Liechtenstein is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Liechtenstein? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Liechtenstein.
– Alcohol: Spirits from the age of 18, beer and wine from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Liechtenstein is not a member of the European Union?
…Liechtenstein is an excellent winter sports destination?
…Liechtenstein imports 90% of its energy needs?
…Liechtenstein was a neutral country during World War II?