Discover our local Gay Liechtenstein Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Caught between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein is small a Principality with an unpronounceable name. The ones who can pronounce it, and who heard about this place, are often bankers in search of tax heaven, who know as well how to pronounce Bahamas, Caimans or Guernsey.
With its 160 km², it is the 6th smallest country in the world.
Like Andorra or San Marino, the state is very landlocked, literally perched in the middle of the Alps. The nearest airport is Zurich.
Among its records, Liechtenstein has one of the highest GDP per capita in the world, the lowest unemployment rate, a public debt below zero, and a very conservative Prince, who is among the wealthiest heads of state in the world.
Unfortunately, he is really not gay, so don’t expect to become Cinderella. Better try Monaco, it could work.
The Prince lives in a castle surrounded by vineyards, which overlooks the capital, Vaduz.
Vaduz is an impeccable city, with original museums such as the Philately Museum, one of the richest in the world, the Ski Museum or the Calculator Museum.
If you have this rare stamps or calculator fetish, this is the right place for you.
The Fine Arts Museum, which concentrates the national collections, will complete this visit.
The country offers many skiing opportunities in winter and beautiful hikes in summer, to discover pretty villages, old churches, and flowered houses.
Gay life in Liechtenstein
The country, as its Prince, is very conservative.
Women were only allowed to vote just in 1984, and the Prince still has a veto over the country’s political and economic affairs. Moreover, he is not really gay-friendly.
However, there is no discrimination or daily problems for LGBT, as the population is very policed and delinquency is close to zero.
There is no exclusively gay place or of course no gay pride
And if you are really fed up with Ibiza, Mykonos or Sitges, why don’t you try to discover more mini-states of Europe, such as Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, or