Tucked in between Switzerland and Austria is the double landlocked principality of Liechtenstein. A small country of 160 sq km/62 sq miles, it lies entirely within the Alps. Despite its small size Liechtenstein is highly industrialized, cultured, and maintains a high standard of living. It holds strong ties with Switzerland yet retains its own identity. Its long history can satisfy the curiosity of many a history buff. The striking nature of the area will certainly be a treat for outdoor enthusiasts. Skiing and snowboarding abounds as does hiking trails of varied difficulty. It seems that there is something for just about everyone.

Gutenberg Castle in Balzers, Liechtenstein

Gutenberg Castle, found in the city of Balzers, dates back to the 12th century CE. Today it acts as a public museum.

Photo credit: Wikimedia CommonsAdrian Michael (Parapan05)

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