Liechtenstein is a landlocked country entirely within the European Alps. The high altitude and geographical location means this small nation has a relatively cold climate in winter (November to February) and mild summers (June through to August).
The cold weather and high snowfall make winter an extremely important season for tourism. Liechtenstein sees temperatures drop to below freezing much of the year, bringing heavy snow. The average temperature hovers around 30°F, although the mercury does frequently drop as low as -4°F when the bitter winds roll in.
In the summer, a milder climate is present, although there are many days that are cloudy due to the humidity of the country’s high altitude. In the hottest months of the year, temperatures can get above 68°F, but nighttime lows are still quite chilly, between 50°F and 60°F.
Best Time to Visit Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein is most famous for its winter magnificence so a trip in December, January or February is prime time. Even though the country experiences its best skiing and snowboarding then, the large crowds and prices may be off-putting. Snow fall in some parts of the country as early as October, and as late as March so check the shoulder season for great deals.
The summer months can also become quite busy, particularly in July and August. Travelers come for hiking, swimming and a range of other outdoor sports, so again, the beautiful autumn months of September/October or blossoming springtime in April and May could be your best best.