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The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the German Confederation in 1815.

Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth.

  • Treasure Chamber;
  • Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein;
  • Gutenberg Castle;
  • Liechtenstein National Museum;
  • Towns of Nendeln & Eschen
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +1
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    160 Km2
  • Population
    39 993 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    German, Italian
  • Currency
    Swiss francs (CHF)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 139100

    Continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

    Liechtensteiner 65.5%, Swiss 9.6%, Austrian 6%, German 4.5%, Italian 3.1%

    Liechtenstein's workday is longer than many other countries, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., albeit with a very long lunch break (officially from noon to 1:30 p.m.). So, do not be surprised if people are busy until later than might otherwise be expected. Additionally, on the country's National Day, 15 August, all residents of the principality are invited to Vaduz Castle, the prince's residence, for a reception that includes speeches and free aperitifs.

    Käsknöpfle — pasta and sweet onions in cheese sauce

    High-income European economy; Schengen Area participant; key European financial leader; integrated with Swiss economy and franc currency user; one of the highest GDP per capita countries; relies on US and Eurozone markets for exports

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