Liechtenstein — Shopping and Leisure
Liechtenstein does not have the shopping-reputation of its landlocked neighbors Switzerland, Germany, or Austria, but it can hold its own for souvenirs. Shops throughout the country are generally open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on Sundays for the Christian Sabbath.
Liechtenstein has been famous for its beautiful handmade pottery since the beginning of the 1900’s. Some of the most impressive pottery-making factories are just a quick 10 minute drive north from Vaduz in the village of Nendeln. Schaan is another popular place to find pottery in shades of blues, beiges and yellows.
Stamp collectors are in for a real treat when visiting Liechtenstein. The entire history and natural landscape of the country is almost always found upon some sort of postage stamp. Thousands of tourists visit the postage centers around Schaan and Vaduz, making this stamp obsession an important part of the country’s economy.
Hofkellerei des Fursten Liechtenstein in the city of Vaduz is the prince’s produce, coming from numerous vineyards owned and operated by members of the Royal Family. The red and white selection is remarkable, although many of the wines range from reasonably expensive to impossibly costly. Most of the vineyards the feed this building are located in Austria or another surrounding country like Germany.