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Leictenstein

Hi,

I’m currently in Switzerland and thinking of driving to Liechtenstein for the day. Has anyone been? Ideas,suggestions,restaurants to try? TIA.

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Hi!
Where in Switzerland? There is not much to do there, especially at this time of the year, so it would only be worth the adventure if you were very close (like, in Appenzell or Chur).

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Don't remember where I saw this--forum? Scrapbook?

A RS guide (BOE) diverted a bus to Liechtenstein for a 30 minute detour off the planned route. Reason given was to say you've been there and to obtain a passport stamp (3 Euros). We're on BOE in the spring and hope for the same detour :).

Happy traveling.

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If you are close and you are bored, why not?

I don't know that the "passport stamp" is still available. I haven't heard of that for many years.... Of course you wouldn't put it in your actual passport.

I wasn't impressed, but please come back after your adventure and let us know how it was. They have a nice McDonalds, but probably a chef wouldn't go there....

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Balso, I am staying outside of Lausanne. I am here a total of three weeks then on to France for a week for Christmas markets. I have a car. I previously spent 4 months here back in 2018 and have visited everywhere within a two hour radius of Lausanne. This time looking at Interlaken, Ripperswill, maybe Zermatt.

Liechtenstein is about 3 hours by car, one way. I figured why not??

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Oh, from Lausanne, then no way! There are literally dozens of more interesting places between Lausanne and Liechtenstein... All of Switzerland, basically. And you could also go to the French side of lake Geneva (Evian, Yvoire), and to Chamonix.
When you say "everywhere within two hours", leaving aside the most obvious highlights, have you been to Murten? Biel? The val d'Anniviers villages (including Chandolin)? The Pierre Gianadda foundation in Martigny? Aletsch Glacier (accessible from Fiesch, not sure about the cable car in November though)?
All of those places are far more interesting than Liechtenstein to me, and the money saved on petrol will pay for lunch!

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I agree lol. But I think I have seen all of them. Tell me your suggestions 😁

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7007 posts

I edited my post with a few random suggestions ;)
But of course there's no law against going to Liechtenstein, I am just sitting here trying to think of better ways to use your time!

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64 posts

awesome suggestions!

I have done the French side of the lake, particularly loved Yvoire. I was there in September, I wonder if they decorate for Christmas? Am definitely going to check out Biel and Murten. Thanks very much!!

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No idea about Christmas decorations in Yvoire! Further along, Annecy is well within reach too
By the way, Murten is Morat in French and Biel is Bienne, if you are asking people you know in Lausanne.

Another one came to mind: Les Bains d'Ovronnaz if you fancy a spa / hot springs day! Do check COVID related restrictions though.

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Probably of no real value to your planning, but fortuitously I can now share a piece of trivia I just discovered yesterday. If you do travel to Lichtenstein you will be visiting one of the only two doubly landlocked countries on Earth, the other being Uzbekistan. Worth the bragging rights alone I’d say. Safe travels.

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After landing in Zurich we drove to Bavaria. Liechtenstein was right on the way so we stopped (pre-planned) for a wander around central Vaduz as well as lunch. It's definitely worth a visit if you're nearby. Appears you need to scratch your Liechtenstein itch. On the way back drop down for a stop in Kandersteg, Switzerland if you haven't visited previously and have time.

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We went to Liechtenstein in December 2017. Did a bit of Christmas shopping at the gift store that's in the tourist office, yes, go the passport stamp too. We drove up to the ski resort and there were stunning views along the way. I thought it was great!

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The short answer is No. I found the people rude and It is Nothing compared to Switzerland. Don't waist your time, explore more of Switzerland.

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"I don't know that the "passport stamp" is still available. I haven't heard of that for many years.... Of course you wouldn't put it in your actual passport."

I got mine in December 2017, and yes, it's in my actual passport.