Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
Two seasons are particularly suited to exploring Lichtenstein. The first extends from mid-May to late September. The weather is particularly hot in the valley and mild in the mountains, perfect for bicycling or hiking excursions. Beware however of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in summer. On August 15, the country joyfully celebrates its National Day, ending with a splendid firework display over the castle of Vaduz.
Winter, which is cold, long and snowy, is the other star season. This period is suited to skiing and snow-shoe hiking in the lovely Malbun valley. It can be cloudy in the valley but clear and bright up in the mountains at this time of year. From November to January, Vaduz on Ice is a major ice sports activity. In January, the resort of Malbun organises a fun-filled ice-climbing competition for young and old alike.
Spring and autumn tend to be short-lived, particularly in the mountains and the weather is more uncertain (frequent rain).
Formalities and useful addresses
In countries in which Lichtenstein does not have any representation, its citizens may make use of the relevant Swiss representation for all consular questions. Embassy of Switzerland in London – 16-18 Montagu Place - London W1H 2BQ - [TEL] +44-207-6166000 - http://www.swissembassy.org.uk/
Embassy of Lichtenstein in Washington –2900 K Street - Suite 602-B - Washington, DC 20007 - [TEL] +1-202-331590 - www.liechtensteinusa.org/
Lichtenstein Tourism Board – www.tourismus.li/en
British Embassy in Berne – Thunstrasse 50 - 3005 Berne - [TEL] +41 (0)31 359 7700 - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-berne
U.S. Embassy in Berne – Sulgeneckstrasse 19 - CH-3007 Berne - [TEL] +41 (0)31 357 70 11 - https://bern.usembassy.gov/
Health and safety
January 1 and 6
March 25 and 28
May 16 and 26
August 15 – National Day
All Saint's Day
December 24, 25, 26 and 31