What is Liechtenstein Famous/Known For?
Low Crime rate
Liechtenstein is a microstate located in Europe. The citizens of Liechtenstein speak German and the country is ruled by a Prince. Hence its motto ‘For God, Prince and Fatherland.’ It is the last remaining kingdom of the Roman Empire and these are some interesting facts about Liechtenstein that you should know. The crime rate in Liechtenstein is very low and there has been no murder in more than two decades. Its prison cells accommodate very few inmates. The crime rate is so negligible that some of their citizens do not lock their front doors. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Annual Castle Party
Once in a year, during the Nation’s birthday, the Prince of Liechtenstein and his son, send invites to all residents of the country to celebrate at the Capital city of Vaduz. In this party, there is no segregation. The Royals drink with the citizens who have low-income jobs. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Residents of Liechtenstein speak another dialect of German called Alemannic German. It is similar to the original German and Swiss German. For this reason, the citizens refer to the country as Liachtaschta and not Liechtenstein. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
World’s leading producer of Dentures
Ivoclar Vivadent, a company located in Schaan, Liechtensein is the highest producer of dentures in the world. This company sells about 20% of the world’s dentures and about 60 million sets of dentures are produced every year. These dentures come in more than 10,000 models. Their biggest customer is the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The National Anthem, ‘Oben am jungen Rhein’, which translates to ‘Up above the young Rhine’ has a similar melody to the anthem of Britain, ‘God Save the Queen’. During the UEFA qualifier game in 2004, the same tune was played twice for Northern Ireland and Liechtenstein when they played as opponents. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Unlike many countries that are just landlocked. Liechtenstein is double landlocked, this is because border countries like Austria and Switzerland are also landlocked countries. The only other double landlocked country in the world is Uzbekistan. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The country promotes peace. Upon arrival, visitors or new immigrants are given pamphlets that advise against noisy activities like lawn mowing or partying during official lunchbreak hour which runs from 12 mid-day to 1:30 p.m. This law also has effects till past 10 pm. You could get also good relaxation time during this break. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
If the GDP remains unadjusted after purchasing power parity, Liechtenstein will be the richest country in the world. Even if the GDP were to be adjusted, Liechtenstein will be the second richest country in the world. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein and it has a castle which is the home of the ruler of the country, the Prince. It is one of the most visited areas of the country. It also has a Cathedral, the cathedral of St. Florin. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
This is the state of the art museum in Liechtenstein where contemporary artworks are displayed. It was built by three Swiss architects in the year 2000.