Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Etymology

From German Licht ‎(“light”) + Stein ‎(“stone”), after the name of the ruling dynasty. [wiktionary]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Boards ‘n’ Geeks – Board Gamer Meetup Bludenz – This group is for everyone who loves to sit down at a table with other people and to play board, card and dice games together. [meetup]

Exploring Hidden St.Gallen – If you don’t know the city and would like to explore the concerts, art events, bars, coffees, music, dance, cinema, restaurants, gardens and all together get to know the hidden places and the best spots join this group 🙂 [meetup]

Open Bible Meetup – We’re reading the bible to see impact in our everyday lifes [meetup]

St Gallen – Gossau Moms and friends Meetup – The group is aimed for parents or any other people who like to be around kids or don’t mind their presence ? we will go for walks, meet for coffee/ food, organize trips to see interesting places and keep each other’s company. The idea is to meet during the day but also to sometimes go out in the evenings without kids. Everyone who has free time and is looking to meet people is welcomed! [meetup]

Sankt Gallen MeetUp – A group to meet for outdoor activities or just to hang out and meet new people! [meetup].

Sankt Gallen Nia Fusion Fitness Meetup – This group is for people who love to eat Sushi, who love to eat healthy, unique and tasty. If you like to eat the best quality Sushi, not a al carte but specially prepared for you – this is a right place.  [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Liechtenstein Dating – Liechtenstein Dating is an online dating site where you can make friends and meet Liechtenstein singles. Find an activity partner, new friends, a cool date or a soulmate, for a casual or long term relationship. Meet quality singles in your Liechtenstein area looking for online dating, friendship, love, marriage, romance, or just someone to chat or hang out with. [liechtenstein dating]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Rick Steve’s Europe – Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves’ Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 100 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington state. [rick steves]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Country Castles: Schellenberg – Liechtenstein is home to five castles, two of which remain intact: Schloss Vaduz, home of the country’s monarchs, and Burg Gutenberg in the village of Balzers. Of the others, all that is left are ruins, but each has its unique charms. If you’re able to visit just one location, make it Schellenberg where you’ll actually be rewarded with a chance to explore two old ruins at once. [planet ware]

Gutenberg Castle – high above the village of Balzers in the south of Liechtenstein stands majestic Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg), a superbly preserved fortress dating from the Middle Ages. The 70-meter-high hill on which the castle stands has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with many of the most important archaeological finds. [planet ware]

Hiking the Historical Eschenberg Trail – Thanks to its alpine setting and quaint towns and villages, Liechtenstein is a hiker’s paradise, drawing outdoor enthusiasts from across Europe to its mountain peaks, wooded slopes, and attractive valleys. Numerous well-established trails crisscross the country (just look for the bright signs showing walking times), one of the most popular being the 15-kilometer Historical Eschenberg Trail connecting the towns of Bendern and Schellenberg. [planet ware]

Liechtenstein National Museum – A must-see while in Vaduz is the excellent Liechtenstein National Museum (Liechtenstein Landesmuseum), a state-owned attraction housed in a splendidly preserved 15th-century former inn once visited by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1788. [planet ware]

Liechtenstein’s Capital City: Vaduz – One of the most picturesque capitals in Europe – and certainly the smallest – Vaduz is home to the Liechtenstein Center, a tourist information center offering everything the traveler needs to get the most out of their visit. From here, it’s easy to explore the city’s main attractions, including its parliament building near the banks of the River Rhine in Peter-Kaiser-Platz. [planet ware]

Schaan and the Liechtenstein Festival – Just three kilometers north of Vaduz at the foot of the Drei Schwestern massif is Schaan, a busy little industrial town notable for its old Roman fort foundations. In a beautiful location perched above the town is the 18th-century pilgrimage church of Maria zum Trost, notable for its fine views. [planet ware]

State of the Art: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein – Housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Vaduz, Liechtenstein’s State Art Gallery (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein) showcases many fine examples of modern and contemporary artwork. In addition to frequent temporary exhibits, its permanent collection includes pieces from the 19th century, including sculptures and works from the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein. [planet ware]

The Towns of Nendeln and Eschen – The small towns of Nendeln and Eschen are the principal communities of the lowland area of Liechtenstein and are well worth a visit. Nendeln is notable for its old foundations from a Roman villa, as well as the Schädler Pottery, established in 1836 and the oldest craft workshop in the country. [planet ware]

Triesenberg Culinary Delights – Triesenberg, the largest municipality in Liechtenstein, lies in a beautiful location in the middle of an alpine valley just six kilometers from the capital of Vaduz. The picturesque village itself is known not only for its splendid scenery and unique dialect – a variation of German originating from the Walser region – but also for its food festival, the Triesenberg Wochen, held each year from mid-October to the end of November. [planet ware]

Winter Fun in Malbun – Famous as Liechtenstein’s only winter resort, the small town of Malbun, once only inhabited in summer, is now a draw for winter sports enthusiasts. On an Alpine ridge near the Saminatal Valley, Malbun boasts perfect snow conditions that led to the establishment of the first ski lifts and slopes in the 1960s, and today, its many groomed trails and après ski activities enjoy one of the longest seasons in the Alps. All told, more than 23 kilometers of pistes are maintained offering suitable terrain for skiers of all abilities, served by three lifts capable of hauling skiers to heights of 2,000 meters. [planet ware]

Festivals

Festivals

Bargar-Fruahlig-Mountain Spring – After a long winter, visitors celebrate the coming warmth at the traditional Treisenberg Spring festival in April and May. However, the event is more about cuisine than music, with local restaurants, Café Guflina and Restaurant Kainer, offering a magnificent selection of spring foods. [iexplore]

Film Festival Vaduz – For two weeks in July, Vaduz turns on the charm when it hosts its annual film festival. Flicks from around Liechtenstein, Europe, and other parts of the globe are screened, mostly in beautiful open air cinemas around the capital. [iexplore]

LGT Alpine Marathon – The annual LGT Alpine Marathon is one of the most exciting sporting events on the Liechtenstein calendar. On June 16, runners from around Europe and the UK flock to Bendern for 42 kms of excitement. Most of the course is at an altitude of about 5900 feet. [iexplore]

Liechtenstein Guitar Days – This weeklong festival held in July, brings the best guitar players from around the country and Europe to Eschen. An international competition is what attracts the most visitors, but there are also plenty of workshops and concerts. [iexplore]

Monster Concert – Held in the town of Schaan during the month of March, the Monster Concert is one of the annual Fasching events, and has rocked since 1958. Music is played and dancing in the streets is the norm, with thousands of visitors adding to the spectacle every year. [iexplore]

National Day of Liechtenstein – Held on August 15, National Day of Liechtenstein is celebrated across the country. Musical events, parades, dance performances, games, and traditional cuisine are the center of attention until 10:00 p.m. when fireworks light up the sky near Vaduz Castle. [iexplore]

Operettas in Vaduz/Balzers – Rotating between cities each year, the Liechtenstein Operettas is a three month opera celebration. The festivals are held either in Balzers or Vaduz and generally last from the end of January through the middle of March. [iexplore]

Treisenberg Spring – Taking place over a weekend at the end of March, the Treisenberg Spring festival is a celebration of the coming warm season in Liechtenstein. Classical music is used to entertain the masses and amazing rhythms can be heard echoing throughout the township, keeping alive the golden oldies from the likes of Bach, Wendling and Telemann. [iexplore]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Car rental – There are a number of car rental firms in Liechtenstein. [liechtenstein tourismus]

LIEmobil Bus – From double-decker buses to smaller models specifically for the narrow mountain roads in the Alps, LIEmobil Bus has a wide range of vehicles to get you from A to B. Timetables are designed to link with other modes of public transport, and the regular and reliable service extends to the train stations in Sargans, Buchs (Switzerland) and Feldkirch (Austria). [liechtenstein tourismus]

Taxi and bus companies – Liechtenstein’s taxi and bus companies will be happy to bring you to tourist attractions, train stations, airports or simply back to your hotel whatever the time of day. [liechtenstein tourismus]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Chur Toastmasters – Toastmasters! where leaders are made. Become the speaker and leader you want to be!
Your best ideas deserve your best words. By learning to effectively formulate, express and sell your ideas to others, you open a whole new world of career possibilities.You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations. You’ll even improve your one-on-one interactions with others. [meetup]

Digital Marketers (Ostschweiz) – We are a group of digital marketing professionals and enthusiasts. We get together every so often to talk about and share our passion. [meetup]

Dornbirn Software Development Meetup “Code Hard – Play Hard” – The Dornbirn Software Development Meetup “Code Hard – Play Hard” hosted by Agent.sh is open to every person interested in getting to know code. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Living in Liechtenstein guide – Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Liechtenstein with the expat guide. [expat]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Resources

Resources

Places in Liechtenstein

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