TRAVEL

A few hours in LIECHTENSTEIN

During the Easter break Mr J and i did a 6 day road trip and we managed to add Liechtenstein to our list ! Jo boy had no intentions of visiting this less known place but i was so determined that we do it. Liechetnstein (pronounced Leesh-ten-st-eye-n) is a teeny weeny country that is sandwiched between Austria and Germany. The first time i heard about this country is from my friend Reshmi. One day we were sitting at the Hub Eindhoven during a dutch conversation class and suddenly a travel topic popped up! We were asked to write down the countries we have visited so far . I was trying hard to recollect the 25 + countries i had visited and thats when Reshmi said Liechetnstein. I was like what? Where is it on the map? Reshmi lived in Germany for a short period of time and thats when she visited it. She told me that its a cute country with a beautiful castle which is worth seeing. Ever since then, i would google and look at L on the map and wonder when would i go there. Its not easy to convince J. He would ask me why on earth do we go there? What does the place have to offer? Are you doing it just to tick off one more country from the list? After a few months, we both forget about this place . And suddenly Mr J made swiss plans and a super itenary . If you want to know the route/itenary, check out my previous post 🙂

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On our way from Lucerne to Liechtenstein

So now coming back to Liechtenstein, We spent a little over 3 hours in Vaduz on a beautiful sunny afternoon . Vaduz, the  capital city has a popuation of not more than 6000 residents.

Things we did

  • We walked upto the Vaduz Castle and clicked a few pictures . It was a 15 minute climb from the city center.
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The Vaduz castle

  • Went to the tourism office and got my passport stamped for 3 euros. I had to do this!!! 😉

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  • Picked up a few souvenirs (they are priced quite high when compared to other EU countries)
  • Sent postcards to family and friends (If you are a stamp collector, you may want to visit the Postal Museum which displays a selection of Liechtenstein’s postage stamps).

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A few facts about Liechetnstein ( Source from here )

  1. It is the sixth smallest country in the world
  2. One of the safest countries in the world with very low crime rate. Apparently the residents dont  even lock their front doors
  3. Unique stamps
  4. Every year , on the national holiday, The Prince invites all the residents to the castle for a beer party
  5. They are world’s leading manufacturer of false teeth

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On the whole, we thoroughly enjoyed this visit. If you ever plan a trip to Swiss and have the time, make a visit 🙂 its just a 2 hour drive 😀

See you all in my next post ! until then Bye 🙂

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    magiceye
    June 2, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Lovely captures and useful information too!

  • Reply
    Indrani
    June 2, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Making a note of this. I had to google to find the exact position of the country.

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Am glad this post was useful to u dear Indrani and also hope u make a trip someday 🙂

  • Reply
    theuntourists
    June 2, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Leading manufacturers of false teeth! Wow! Liechtenstein has been on my bucket list…

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

      I am so glad u knew a place like this exists…i got know very recently 🙂 I hope u are able to make a trip someday! 😀 Thanks so much for reading:)

  • Reply
    SREEDHAR BHATTARAM
    June 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Interesting Travel Info, Miss Jose.. Nice Photographs of the place!

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

      A comment from you made my day 🙂 Thanks so much Sir for taking the time out to read…am glad u liked the pictures 🙂

  • Reply
    dNambiar
    June 3, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Wow!!
    Now I know that the largest manufacturers of ‘veppu pallu’ is a country called Leesh-ten-st-eye-n! 🙂
    Thank you Miss Jose, for the info, the travel account and the pictures.

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Hahaha chech yes 😉 am so glad this post was useful ! 😀

  • Reply
    Dee
    June 3, 2016 at 3:58 am

    You’ve got me thinking 🙂

    Can you share the link to your Switzerland post? Can’t seem to find it… we’ve just booked tickets and planning the visit 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 16, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Hey Dee…sorry was away for a while…when are u travelling? my trip was quite a long one…may take me a bit to get the whole itenary on the blog…maybe we can fb chat?

  • Reply
    Arun
    June 6, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Have heard a lot about it but could never visit this place! Will make it a point to visit this next time I am in Europe.
    Great post 🙂

    • Reply
      Miss Jose
      June 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks Arun! 🙂 i am so glad u have Liechtenstein on ur list! really hope u do it someday..its small but has a charm of its own! must do 😀

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