Lunch in Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is fun to say.

At 62 square miles (160 km²), it’s the fourth-smallest country in Europe, after Vatican City, Monaco, and San Marino. Because it’s so small and has 37,000 residents, I thought Liechtenstein would be crammed full of back-to-back houses and businesses, and I was surprised by the amount of beautiful, open farmland we saw.

Liechtenstein is also more modern than I expected, and the Vaduz city center beneath the palace of Prince Hans-Adam II is lined with a wide variety of sculpture and other public art.


In addition to being filled with art, the capital city is also filled with construction. It appears to be a vibrant, growing economy, which will surely bring even more tourism year-round, not just during the Alpine ski season.

If that happens, they’ll have to open more than one restaurant on Sundays.