THE BEST WAY TO LIECHTENSTEIN
From LAX, Swiss Air offers nonstop service to Zurich, Switzerland. Lufthansa, British Air and Air France offer connecting flights (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $716. The 70-mile drive from Zurich to Liechtenstein is fast and scenic.
To call the numbers listed below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 423 (country code for Liechtenstein) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Hofbalzers, 2 Hofle, Balzers; 388-14-00, www.hofbalzers.li. A simple, modern, well-run inn, with a restaurant, in the pretty hamlet of Balzers; doubles about $168, including breakfast.
Landhaus am Giessen, 16 Zollstrasse, Vaduz; 235-00-35, www.giessen.li. The endearing, small hotel with an indoor pool is a 10-minute walk from the center of town; doubles start around $135, including breakfast.
Park-Hotel Sonnenhof, 29 Mareestrasse, Vaduz; 239-02-02, www.sonnenhof.li. Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, is an elegant hotel-restaurant just outside Vaduz; doubles start around $282, including breakfast.
Residence, 23 Stadtle, Vaduz, 239-20-20, www.residence.li. A tasteful, contemporary hotel on the main walking street in Vaduz; doubles start around $327, including breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT
Café in the Kunstmuseum, 32 Stadtle, Vaduz, features sushi in a contemporary setting; about $20.
Restaurant Torkel, Vaduz, 232-63-00, is set among vineyards near Vaduz and serves elegant contemporary cuisine; two courses, $75.
TO LEARN MORE
Liechtenstein Tourism, 37 Stadtle, Vaduz, 239-63-00, www.tourismus.li.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun