Princely moments in Liechtenstein
It is one of the smallest countries in Europe: The picturesque Principality of Liechtenstein is nestled in the mountains between Switzerland and Austria and reaches from the Rhine Valley up to more than 2500 meters (over 8200 feet) above sea level. Even though there are only 11 municipalities and just under 35,000 residents, it is still able to offer its visitors a diversity that leaves nothing to be desired. Culture and art lovers will find an abundance of first class selections, from the famous Kunstmuseum (art museum) to bustling Summer Festivals. Active vacationers will be pleased with the princely infrastructure offered, whether hiking, skiing, biking, or inline skating. And families will discover that, especially in the mountain village Malbun, there is an ideal oasis which guarantees recreation and fun for young and old alike.
For those who are fond of hiking, Liechtenstein represents a unique paradise. Awaiting its visitors here is one of the most diverse mountainous regions with 400 kilometers (250 miles) of well-marked trails. In Upper as well as Lower Liechtenstein, experts will find challenging mountain hikes and for those who enjoy a more relaxed outing, there are leisurely walks and hiking tours. Mountain bike lovers will find easy, testing and arduous rides in a varied landscape.
Family-friendly winter sports region
A sheltered location and snowmaking machines turn Malbun into one of the most snow-reliable places in the Northern Alps region. The openness of the ski resort with 23 kilometers (14 miles) of downhill runs and state-of-the-art lifts (chair lifts are heated) give parents and children alike a feeling of security, even when the little ones are out of sight for a moment. The surroundings of Steg, at the entrance of the Samina Valley, are a small cross-country skiing paradise. This area is also known as the Maiensaess (summertime alp cabins) of the Walsers.