Liechtenstein to Zurich

Liechtenstein to Zurich

Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein, which is a micro state and not part of the EU, but part of Schengen community.  Vaduz and Liechtenstein offer the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;

  • Vaduz castle
  • Vaduz cathedral
  • Rheinbrücke bridge (Liechtenstein / Switzerland border)
  • Drei Schwestern mountain (Liechtenstein, Austria border)
  • Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Downtown Vaduz

Rheinbrücke bridge - LiechtensteinRheinbrücke bridge – Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein has 2 main towns, Schaan and Vaduz, it is quite expensive to stay here, but worth it, as you are visiting Liechtenstein, another country to tick off the list.  Liechtenstein is one of the least visited countries in the world and one of only 2 double landlocked countries.  The main attraction here is Vaduz Castle, which you cannot visit as it is the residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein but definitely makes for a nice picture.  There is also an interesting wooden bridge here (the inside of which is pictured above) called the Rheinbrücke which links Liechtenstein to Switzerland, you can walk over it and there is no border control.   There are also lots of peaceful walkways around this microstate, a great place for a walk, a run or a bike ride!

In downtown Vaduz and Schaan you’ll find lots of restaurants, bars and a couple of supermarkets, even a McDonald’s.  Also downtown Vaduz is where you’ll find Vaduz cathedral, Kunstmuseum and get a view of Vaduz castle.  If you are lucky they might be play a world cup qualifier in the stadium against a top European national team.

Bus from Vaduz / Schaan, Liechtenstein to Sargans train station, SwitzerlandBus from Vaduz / Schaan, Liechtenstein to Sargans train station, Switzerland

There are regular bus services from various well marked bus stops on the main road of Liechtenstein which go to Sargans, the start of the railway line in Switzerland.  This bus costs around 7 Swiss francs for a one way journey and the last stop is right outside the train station.

Train from Sargans to ZurichTrain from Sargans to Zurich

From Sargans train station, there are many direct trains to Zurich which cost around 29 Swiss francs.  You can buy these tickets at the self-service machines or from the ticket office.  Be aware that in Switzerland they use a different shaped plug, so your European plug won’t work here.  The train has free WiFi and Swiss phone chargers.

 

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2017-03-13T15:15:31+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Liechtenstein, Western Europe|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Jennifer June 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I had never heard about Liechtenstein until today (probably why it doesn’t get a lot of visitors). But I love the idea of visiting a country that doesn’t get a ton of tourists. Being on the train line, it’s definitely worth a visit:)

  2. Nicole Anderson June 9, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    I so agree that a visit to a country like Liechtenstein would be so good to do. Especially so as it is right in Europe and very easy to get to. The idea that it is not visited a lot is really appealing to me as you would think that this would be more of a genuine experience of the real place, people and culture.

  3. Marcie June 10, 2017 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I haven’t heard of Liechtenstein since High School! What a neat addition to a trek around Europe. We’re hoping to do a train tour of Europe in the next few years with our kids and this sounds like it could be a cool stop. Thanks for reminding me about this tiny country!

  4. As it is so small, I can see how people seem to pass it. Catching the train through Europe seems like the most beautiful thing to do. We are actually headed to Zurich in August so we may just make a sneaky detour there!

  5. Natasha Haley June 10, 2017 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Another great journey. I am surprised you can walk back and forth on the bridge with no border control! I learnt a lot about Liechtenstein in this post that I had no idea about before now. Looks like another great trip

  6. Arnav Mathur June 10, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for putting Liechtenstein on my map. Never knew of such a place, but now am definitely going to check out and the fact that it is part of the Scenegen community, is a plus point for travelers too. One more country to tick off.

  7. Jamie June 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    As a photographer, I’ve had Liechtenstein on my radar but haven’t yet researched much about it. Darn that it’s pricey, but it does sound like it’s worth it. Thank you for the information about the transit options.

  8. Vicki Louise June 11, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I visited Lichtenstein a few years back but only spent a couple of hours in the capital Vaduz. I was driving from Austria back to France and it seemed like a great opportunity to tick the country off the list – but I did notice that everything was pretty pricey there. It’s definitely worth a detour for a day or so!

  9. Loudy June 27, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    I never heard about Liechtenstein before so this post is interesting and informative. Vaduz and Schaan seem to be interesting cities which I would like to visit it someday. I would love to walk around Liechtenstein and check out the wooden bridge over the border to Switzerland.

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