Liechtenstein - Tourism, travel, and recreation

Attractions include mountaineering and nature walks, the castles of Vaduz and Gutenberg (overlooking Balzers), the ruins of several fortresses, and the numerous local brass bands and choirs, as well as the operetta societies of Vaduz and Balzers. The most popular sports are swimming, tennis, hiking, and skiing. The ski resort of Malbun has 10 hotels and 6 ski lifts.

Modern, comfortable buses offer regular service throughout Liechtenstein, connecting with Austria and Switzerland. In Vaduz, the lower country, and the Alpine regions there are hotels and guest houses.

The government actively encourages the tourism industry. In 2000, about 62,000 visitors came to the country. The country had 1,184 hotel beds. In 2002, the US Department of State estimated daily expenses to be about $179.

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