Northeastern Switzerland

Blink and you’ll miss this village and that would be a shame! Founded in 1289, it is said to be the oldest settlement of timber houses in Switzerland. The huddle of some 40-odd dwellings lies between an oversized pond and a grapevine-covered hill topped by a castle.

An easy day trip from Appenzell, Werdenberg is a 40-minute drive south via the A13.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Northeastern Switzerland attractions

1. Hofkellerei

2.97 MILES

A short walk northwest from the centre of town leads through the vineyards to the Prince of Liechtenstein's wine cellar. It is only possible to sample the…

2. Mitteldorf

3.18 MILES

To see how Vaduz once looked, amble north of town to Mitteldorf. Its streets form a charming quarter of traditional houses and rose-strewn gardens…

3. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

3.39 MILES

This black concrete and basalt cuboid on pedestrianised Städtle hosts temporary exhibitions, revolving around the gallery’s collection of contemporary art…

4. Postmuseum

3.46 MILES

Liechtenstein once made a packet producing souvenir stamps for enthusiasts, but that market has been hit by the rise of email. Here you’ll find all…

5. Treasure Chamber

3.47 MILES

In the same building as the Postmuseum (at the opposite end) you'll find this museum with a unique collection of the treasures of Liechtenstein, including…

6. Schloss Vaduz

3.48 MILES

A riot of turrets and towers plonked high on a hillside and set against the theatrical backdrop of jagged mountains, Schloss Vaduz is quite the fairy-tale…

7. Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum

3.49 MILES

This museum provides a fascinating romp through the principality’s past, heritage and natural history, from medieval witch trials to the manufacture of…

8. Parliament Building


Since 2008, Liechtenstein's 25-member Parliament has been convening in this somewhat startlingly modern building. Munich-based architect Hansjörg Göritz…