Liechtenstein is the world’s sixth smallest country, with a land area of about 62 square miles. However, it more than makes up for its lack of size in terms of attractiveness. The nation is bordered on both sides by Switzerland and Austria, which are part of Central Europe. The Rhine Valley and the magnificent Alps slopes provide an excellent environment with hamlets, villages, and cities.
Some of Europe’s most renowned festivities take place in Liechtenstein. Music and food, dance, and history play a significant role in the annual festivals. On August 15, the country comes to a halt for its annual Liechtenstein holiday, National Day, marked by activities and fireworks around the country. The Monster Concert, which takes place in Schaan, is another exciting day.
Because of its small size and geographical location, Liechtenstein has a long history of conquests. Although much of Liechtenstein’s culture is influenced by its neighbors, the tiny country retains a distinctly rural atmosphere and laid-back vibe.
Like so many other areas of its culture, Central European neighbors have heavily impacted Liechtenstein’s cuisine. Schnitzel, smoked meats, cornmeal dumplings, and a variety of soups are all popular choices. There are no notable discotheques, and the country isn’t noteworthy for its nightlife, but most cities have clubs and pubs. The royal family owns a vineyard and a winery. Thus wines are famous. Although local beers are available, most establishments sell beers from neighboring European nations. The atmosphere in watering holes is relaxed and often close early.