Imperial principality with a hereditary constitutional monarchy. Principality established in 1719.
Head of state:
Prince Hans Adam II since 1989.
Head of government:
Prime Minister Adrian Hasler since 2013.
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Liechtenstein seems to be the forgotten corner of Europe; tucked in between Switzerland and Austria, this beautiful country is often overlooked, despite being more than a fair match for its neighbours.
In the summer, hikers and cyclists can traverse the stunning mountain ranges or valleys, while in winter these same areas offer skiing, ice skating and sledging.
Pretty villages with quaint chapels dot the land, while the capital Vaduz, with its stunning hill-top castle, has plenty of history, and shops, to explore.
With its intrinsic links to Switzerland and low tax, Liechtenstein's population is one of the most prosperous in the world, so you won't be the only one smiling when you're there.
Last updated: 19 April 2014
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
There is no resident British diplomatic mission in the Principality of Liechtenstein. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Berne.
Around 2,600 British nationals visit Liechtenstein every year (source: Liechtenstein Office for Statistics). Most visits are trouble-free.
There is one ski resort in Liechtenstein, Malbun. There is a moderate danger of avalanches at some times of the year. Follow local advice on weather and avalanche conditions. See Sports Activities and Winter Sports