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Principality of Liechtenstein
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The principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny and independent state between Switzerland and Austria. It is one of the most picturesque alpine countries in Europe. Liechtenstein is an economic powerhouse thanks to its favorable tax laws. Further it’s also the most industrialized nation in the world.
Today, the country is a popular tourist destination thanks to its lovely mountain setting, many excellent hiking trails, ski and winter activities, and its impressive museums and castles.
- Gutenberg Castle
In Balzers – the south of Liechtenstein – stands majestic Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg), a superbly preserved fortress dating from the Middle Ages. The castle stands on a 70-meter-high hill and has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with many of the most important archaeological finds – including the ancient Mars von Gutenberg statuette – now housed in the Liechtenstein Landesmuseum. Highlights include the chapel and rose garden, along with many fun cultural events in the warmer months, such as concerts and theatrical performances.
Address: Fürstenstrasse 50, 9496 Balzers