It is not always possible to spend days in each destination you visit in Europe, so it can be beneficial to plan stops at places that are perfect for to visit for a few hours while passing through. At TravAddict we think the principality of Liechtenstein is one of these.
The principality of Liechtenstein is just 161 square kilometres and has a population of around 24 000. Prince Hans-AdamII is the head of state, ruling this tiny country which was colonised by the Thaetians after 800BC and conquered by the Romans in 15 BC. The present dynasty took control in 1699. The prince is Europe’s wealthiest monarch and is highly regarded by his citizens. He invites them to his castle on their 18th birthday, and also welcomes guests of the public on Liechtenstein’s national day. It has close ties with Switzerland, which represents Lichtenstein abroad, and the Swiss franc is Liechtenstein's legal currency. Liechtenstein distinguishes itself by being the only independent country outside the Arab world in which women are not allowed to vote or to participate in public affairs. You can’t miss the center of town, and it is a fun place to stop for lunch.