Surrounded by Switzerland and Austria we find the small lovely Principality of Liechtenstein, characterised by a luxuriant nature and picturesque villages.



Vaduz (5.109)


160 km²


35446 in 2008


219 /km²


Swiss Franc
1 Euro = 1.47 Swiss Francs
1 Swiss Franc = 0.69 Euro

Time zone

+1 GMT





Entry requirements

Neither passport nor visa is required for European citizens of the Member States. A valid identity card is sufficient. Most of the European driving licenses are accepted.

Travelling with pets

Small sized pets like cats, dogs and ferrets must travel with animal passport (in force since 2004) and have an identification microchip or tattoo. Also, they must be vaccinated against rabies.

Health and safety

Both private and public health structures are excellent. No vaccination is required. It is advisable to bring the magnetic card for health assistance. General safety is good, there are no danger zones.


Liechtenstein is characterised by a typically alpine climate, with cool windy summers and cold snowy winters. Winter temperatures are influenced by the warm wind called Fon.

Form of Government

Constitutional principality.


Based on the per capita income, Liechtenstein is said to be the richest country in the world. The most developed fields are agriculture, animal breeding, textile industry and winter tourism, but the huge wealth of the state comes from the bank system.


Voltage: 220 V, frequency 50 Hz. It is advisable to bring an adapter.

Post offices, banks and telephone

Post offices have the following opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.45 am to 12 am, and from 14 pm to 18 pm. Saturday from 8 to 11 am. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 16.30 pm. Mobile phone coverage is excellent.
Country code: 00423
Useful numbers:
First aid: 144
Ambulance (142 international emergency number)
Police: 117
Firemen: 118
Air rescue service: +423 230 3030 [nggallery id=47]