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Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein for a Liechtenstein holiday for connoisseurs
Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein - Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein

A Liechtenstein vacation for connoisseurs

Enjoyment in the Principality of Liechtenstein - that's what we had planned for the weekend. It should be a Liechtenstein holiday for connoisseurs. A culinary journey. So far we've been on our way to that Switzerland but always drove past this country with its 37.000 inhabitants. However, we always asked ourselves what there was to discover there. Except for Vaduz Castle, we haven't seen anything of it so far. You can already see the castle from the motorway on the Swiss side. This time it is Liechtenstein our travel destination. We are very curious about what to expect. First of all, we start looking for culinary delights.



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Wine cooperative Vaduz
Vaduz wine cooperative - perfect for a Liechtenstein holiday for connoisseurs

Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein for gourmets

First of all. Enjoying in the Principality of Liechtenstein means eating and drinking well. The number of award-winning chefs, converted to the number of residents, is very high. But not only gourmets will find it here. Also everyone who likes or likes regional products and specialties hike, are in the right place in Liechtenstein. Especially because you can only get many of the products in the country.

Princely Hofkellerei for a Liechtenstein holiday for connoisseurs
Princely Hofkellerei

Wine and cheese directly from the producer

This applies, for example, to the wines. The acreage is too small to export the wines of the Princely Hospice or other vintners abroad. Better to drink the wines in the country. Anyone who wants to taste Liechtenstein wines, must either make a stopover on the journey to the south or drive specifically for it. The vineyards are mainly on the slopes in the Oberland. This means the higher regions of Liechtenstein in the southern part of the country. There, the vineyards are concentrated. All these are not great. Many people use their gardens for winegrowing. The vineyard of the Princely Hofkellerei in Vaduz is slightly larger. We visit her in the late afternoon. So we learn that the princely family also wine areas in the Waldviertel has. We try Grüner Veltliner, Vaduz Pinot Noir, Riesling, Herawingert and Riesling Sylvaner.

Cheese and sausage platters in Bangshof for a Liechtenstein holiday for connoisseurs
Cheese and sausage platters in the Bangshof. this makes a Liechtenstein holiday unforgettable for connoisseurs

Liechtensteiner Schildbürger

The same applies to agricultural products. The first stop of our pleasure trip is the Bangshof in Ruggell. While the place is one of the country's industrial centers, the farm is just a few hundred meters outside the town on the edge of the Ruggeller Riet nature reserve. The Bangshof specializes in the production of cheese. “It was a bogus prank,” says Norman Hasler. "We either had the option of giving up our farm or specializing." He chose the latter. He had no idea about cheese. "I taught myself that. I just started. ”It was difficult when he wanted to sell his cheese. Nobody was interested. No supermarket. Certainly not a farmers market. Nobody.

So ideas were needed. "If I don't find any buyers, I just bring them into the house," thought Norman Hasler. He set up a few tables in his yard, made cheese platters, and invited the neighborhood. His Saturday brunch attracts hundreds of visitors every week. We are not surprised. His cheeses also seduce us.

Bangshof
Fallagass 41
LI-9491 Ruggell
Tel + 423 373 49 30

Liechtensteiner Single Malt Whiskey

A good meal is best concluded with a glass of home-made. To find it, you do not have to go far in Liechtenstein. Marcel Telser in Triesen produces single malt whiskey. Telser, who is a lawyer in the main profession, has learned the whiskey burning in Scotland. Therefore, he distills his whiskey twice over wood fire. Just like the Scots do it. Only that he uses wood fire for it, not peat as in Scotland. His whiskey also matures in red wine barrels. This gives it its special taste.

Liechtenstein single malt whiskey - a destination on a Liechtenstein vacation for connoisseurs
Liechtenstein Single Malt Whiskey - Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein

I must confess that I am more of a friend of triple-distilled whiskey. This is milder and softer in the finish. That's why the single malt does not necessarily match my taste. However, friends of smoky whiskey will surprise him. If you want to taste Liechtenstein whiskey, we recommend a visit to the Distillery Telser in Triesen.

Telser Distillery Ltd.
Village street 67
9495 Triesen
Principality of Liechtenstein
+423 392 53 73

Eating well in the Principality of Liechtenstein

As a borderland between Germany, Switzerland and Austria, specialties from neighboring countries are cooked in Liechtenstein cuisines. These include Vorarlberger Käsknöpfli as well as Kratzete from Baden. However, there are also specialties from the local kitchen such as Ribelstrudel or the Schlosspinsen the cook from the Princely House. We were surprised by the number of award-winning restaurants in Liechtenstein. Gault Millau chefs and even Michelin stars have cooked themselves the chefs of the Principality. Absolutely right. We tested that in these restaurants.

You need that for hiking in the Principality of Liechtenstein

Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein in the Torkel restaurant - Liechtenstein holidays for connoisseurs
Restaurant Torkel - Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein

Dinner in the vineyard

The Torkel restaurant is located above the vineyards of the Princely Court Cellar. The view of the vineyard and the mountains enchants us. Ivo Berger cooks here. The chef has received multiple awards. His motto is not to follow any trends. He is hosting us with dinner. An Amuse Bouche is followed by a Black Angus Beef Tartar with watercress and “tomato sandwiches”. He fries the angler fish with braised carrot, broccoli ponge and serves it on orange cream. This is followed by a summer deer with berries, arugula, parsley and strudel, a Liechtenstein specialty. At the end there is passion fruit, sour cream and chocolate and a chocolate cake that melts in the mouth.

Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein in the Torkel restaurant in Vaduz

Restaurant Torkel
Hintergass 9
FL - 9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechtenstein
Tel. + 423 232 44 10

Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein in the Park-Hotel Sonnenhof - Liechtenstein holidays for connoisseurs
Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein in the Park Hotel Sonnenhof

Lunch with a view

Enjoying lunch with a view in the Principality of Liechtenstein will not be forgotten. The view from the terrace of the Park-Hotel Sonnenhof is even more beautiful. From there we can see Vaduz, the castle and the Rhine valley. The view alone makes a visit to this restaurant an experience. However, this is crowned with the delicacy from the kitchen of star chef Hubertus Real. After a three-way amuse bouche, he serves us tomato mozzarella in a completely different way, namely as a soup with mozzarella cream. This is followed by a veal tartare marinated in lemon thyme and mint stock and a crispy wild salmon. The meat course consists of venison medallions on chanterelles, cherries and lovage. There is also Spätzli. There's dessert elderflower jelly and lemon balm sorbet, topped with strawberries. The whole thing is poured over with Prosecco.

Enjoy in the Principality of Liechtenstein with a star chef in Vaduz

Star chef Hubertus Real picks up at the Park Hotel Sonnenhof in Vaduz in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Park Hotel Sonnenhof
Mareestrasse, 29
FL - 9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel .: + 4232390202

Im Sonnenhof Vaduz * you can also stay overnight.

At the end...

Enjoyment in the Principality of Liechtenstein is an experience for lovers of regional specialties as well as for gourmets. We were surprised how many possibilities this country offers. Resourceful growers as well as star chefs help connoisseurs find the right thing for themselves here. In any case, Liechtenstein is worth a stop over for several days to discover these delicacies.

In Petar's video there are also more tips on what to do in Liechtenstein. It's worth taking a look:


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Travel Arrangements:

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Liechtenstein does not have its own airport. However, airports are in Friedrichshafen (85 km), Altenrhein (50 km) and Zurich-Kloten (115 km). Arrival by train is also possible

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Accommodation in Liechtenstein

We stayed in the Hotel kommod in Ruggell *. Hotels in and around Liechtenstein * You can also book online at booking.com.

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Responses

  1. Lisa Black
    | Reply

    So many times Ribelstrudel was mentioned, but what exactly is that?

  2. Sabine
    | Reply

    Liechtenstein seems to be a region for connoisseurs and slow travelers. We have to take a look at that too.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Liebe Sabine

      definitely. And if you like hiking, there are a number of great hiking trails in the mountains.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  3. Antje
    | Reply

    But now my mouth is watering up, I did not know that there are so many top-class restaurants there. One more reason to take a look.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Antje,

      we were surprised too. But not only the award-winning restaurants are worth a trip, but also the wines and local produce. The cheese, for example, was very good.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  4. Barbara
    | Reply

    Hello Monika and Petar,

    Liechtenstein is really an insider tip, so hidden between the larger neighbors and in the mountains. I have not been there for ages and that there are now so great restaurants, I did not know.

    Thanks for the nice review; The little principality is worth a visit!

    Best regards,
    Barbara

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Barbara,

      that surprised us too. It's amazing that there are so many great chefs in a country with such a small population.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  5. Karin Spiegl
    | Reply

    Hello you two,

    I can always be tempted with cheese and wine! :) And then in such a nice atmosphere ... perfect. Whiskey I do not like, but there is a large selection of wine ... Very nice!

    LG Karin

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Karin,

      us too :) The cheese tastes very spicy. We were surprised by the wine and most of the ice wine. He was excellent. Not too sweet, but wonderfully full-bodied.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  6. Michaela
    | Reply

    Unfortunately, I know very little about Liechtenstein, but since I've seen your pictures I know that it would be to my liking. Especially the mountains look great.

    Greetings from Peru,
    Michaela

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Michaela,

      I'm almost sure that you would like the Liechtenstein mountains. We ourselves are not so the hikers, but in the mountains behind Vaduz in the direction of Vorarlberg there's a whole series of trails, Underneath are certainly some for you.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  7. Katja vom WellSpaPortal
    | Reply

    You two,

    Obviously I have done wrong to the Principality, because it did not seem particularly spectacular to me.
    But maybe it's really your great tips for tots that make it so beautiful.
    Best regards,
    Katja

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Katja,

      Well, I would not call Liechtenstein spectacular now either. A destination for connoisseurs, however. Because there are delicious specialties, award-winning cuisine and great wines to discover. And the small country is also surprisingly varied. From the flat Rhine meadows to steep mountain paths, there's everything here.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  8. Elena
    | Reply

    Hello you two!
    At Lichtenstein memories are awake with me :-)
    I always imagined it as romantic as a child; As a teenager my father took me on a business trip to Vorarlberg and drove me across the border. It was our 1. Excursion by yourself and will therefore always be something special. As an adult, I've been there several times and can only confirm your report: this little country is worth not only driving on it.
    Regards
    Elena

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hello Elena,

      I am glad that our report awakens childhood memories with you and beautiful ones. Liechtenstein is really worth a visit. We agree with you.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  9. Orange Diamond Blog
    | Reply

    Hello you two!
    Thanks for the nice restaurant tips! I know for sure that my husband would enjoy the wine and cheese! So delicious - I would grab salad and wine!
    These are great restaurants for connoisseurs!

    Best regards,
    Alexandra

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Liebe Alexandra,

      Both are a good choice. The people of Liechtenstein know how to enjoy life.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  10. Eddy Harteneck
    | Reply

    Moin, which there is drinkable wine in Liechtenstein, I did not know and is a reason for the next trip on a ski holiday in Austria there to make a stop over with a winemaker ... is probably left too often left the little principality. LG, Eddy

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hello Eddy,

      We were also surprised by the wines. However, since they are almost only available in the country itself, it is no wonder that they are not known.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  11. Outdoor pleasure
    | Reply

    Thank you for your impressions of Liechtenstein. We may also be there in September and then we will definitely get back to you in order to “sneak up” on culinary delights in order to combine them with some outdoor activities.

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hello Silke and Thomas,

      Liechtenstein will like you. Despite its small size, the country offers very different landscapes. Especially in the mountain regions there are great hiking trails. Also popular is the way along the Rhine. After that, it tastes even better in the aforementioned gourmet restaurants :). We are curious what you report about it.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

  12. Gina
    | Reply

    Hallo,

    I actually only know Liechtenstein from passing by. According to your report, my mouth is watering. We should really plan a stopover on our way south.

    LG
    Gina

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Dear Gina,

      It definitely pays to make a stopover in Liechtenstein. Not only because of the good food. There is more to discover. A report will follow soon.

      Best regards,
      Monika

  13. Udo
    | Reply

    Hello you two!

    There you have again found a culinary highlight. We have never been to Lichtenstein, but you can do a lot sporty there. Combined with the cooking art presented here sounds to me but after a worthwhile destination. I will keep me informed. Thank you for your article!

    Regards
    The forest heroes

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hi Udo,

      yes, especially in the mountains of Liechtenstein, there are many opportunities for athletes. From hiking on steep paths to paragliding to skiing everything is in it.

      Best regards,
      Monika and Petar

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