The principality of Liechtenstein may be the fourth smallest country in Europe, but its captivating array of attractions belies its tiny size. Situated between Switzerland and Austria, this landlocked nation boasts a mountainous landscape packed with hiking trails, biking terrain and ski resorts. Get your adrenaline rush in Malbun, a newly built resort with runs suited to beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Another of Liechtenstein’s major draws is its wealth of age-old architecture. Vaduz, the capital, is overlooked by picturesque Vaduz Castle, a medieval fortress still home to royalty today. Tumbling down the hillsides beneath the castle are the vineyards which produce Liechtenstein’s revered wine. Enjoy a glass in the city at one of many trendy bars, between visits to modern art galleries. For more historic architecture, explore beyond the capital to discover medieval villages, Roman ruins and cliff-hugging castles. If you’re willing to go as far as Balzers in the south, you’ll soon realise this micronation isn’t as small as you first thought. Most accommodation is focussed in Vaduz, with a range of hotels and private apartments available. However, there are also some options in Malbun and Schaan, in the north.
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