Welcome to Liechtenstein
A pipsqueak of a country, Liechtenstein snuggles between Switzerland and Austria, among mountain ranges that rise steep and rugged above the Rhine. Besides the sheer novelty value of visiting one of the world's tiniest and richest countries, Liechtenstein is pure fairytale stuff – a mountain principality governed by an iron-willed monarch, embedded deep in the Alps and crowned by whimsically turreted castles.Only... Read More
Top experiences in Liechtenstein
Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day
After first doing a city tour of Zurich we follow Lake Zurich to Rapperswil, the city of roses. We visit the picturesque Old Town and its medieval castle; you will also have some time at leisure here. Then after crossing the Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the Alps we reach the lovely Toggenberg region whose pretty hill and valley scenery is perfect chocolate box material!In Vaduz, the capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein you will have more time at leisure. A visit to the Post Office is recommended; the famous stamps from this tiny state are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike. And finally we arrive at Maienfeld, the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months you visit Heidi's village. A pleasant short walk leads to a collection of typical mountain houses, a village shop, and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional. In wintertime, you'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead.A beautiful trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen, guarded over majestically by the Churfirsten mountain range brings to a close this most nostalgic of Swiss tours.
Interlaken to Zell am See Day Trip with Heidi Village
Begin with pickup at your accommodations in Interlaken, then begin the 10-hour trip in a comfortable minibus. If you’re traveling with a group of up to eight people, the bus will accommodate your luggage, and for groups of 9–13 people, a trailer will be attached to carry the group’s luggage. The drive out of Interlaken winds past scenic Lake Brienz, Lake Lungern, Lake Sarnen, and Lake Vierwaldstättersee, and the rugged landscape is a highlight of the trip. After three hours of driving, you’ll reach Maienfeld, the home of the fictional character ‘Heidi,’ the star of the 1880 children’s book by Johanna Spyri. With one hour to explore, visit the ‘Heididorf,’ a frozen-in-time village complete with goats, a Heidi museum, and the pretty Alpine hut that recalls Heidi’s home in the story. After departing Maienfeld, cross the border into the Principality of Liechtenstein, the sixth-smallest country in the world, then cross a second border into Austria. This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Zell am See.
Private Tour: Interlaken Day Trip from Zell am See
Following a morning pickup at your hotel in Zell am See, hop into your vehicle and relax on the journey toward Interlaken — gateway to the Swiss Alps. Cross the Austrian border with your private guide and head through the Principality of Liechtenstein. Along the way, admire stunning views over the Austrian and Swiss countryside.Visit the historic town of Maienfeld — made famous as the setting of the 19th-century children’s story Heidi. Enjoy a 1-hour stop at Heidi’s village and Alpine hut (own expense) — the Heididorf and the Heidimuseum — and watch one of the world’s most popular stories come to life!Then, head onward to Interlaken where your tour will come to an end.