Liechtenstein Lifestyle and Culture

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The importance of knowing the culture and lifestyle of your desired study abroad country is that you do not have to worry about getting embarrassed once you are there. This is a pivotal part of the process of immersing yourself in a new environment and country!

As you should expect, the Liechtensteinian culture is diverse and unique in its way to your host family. In this guide, we have set information that will open your mind and widen your appreciation of the Liechtensteinian culture and lifestyle compactly!

Even though there have been recent power-challenges between the royal family and the government, Liechtenstein has experienced vast stability and wealth over the last few decades.

Low taxes and high living standards are the norms within this alpine nation, making it one of the wealthiest nations in Europe. Head to the National Museum of Liechtenstein for more information on its cultural roots and political history. Artifacts and monuments are preserved to educate visitors!

Much of the country’s culture is directly derived from surrounding European influences. This entails the language, spirituality, and art, but locals get somewhat insulted if foreigners called them Swiss, Austrian, or German as they are proud of their independent country.

The country is an astoundingly religious state. Catholicism is the main practice so don’t get shocked if Sundays in Vaduz or Balzers are quiet. Many shops and businesses will be closed for the Sabbath.

Even though it’s the sixth smallest country in the world, only sixty-two square miles, Liechtenstein has a lot to offer the traveler ranging from charming villages, great cuisine, breathtaking Alpine landscapes, friendly citizens, and a prince who jogs around the city and says “hoi” just like everyone else.

German is the official language here but each community has a unique dialect determined by the annunciation of vowels. It is said in Liechtenstein that everyone knows just about everyone, and if someone does not know someone already, at least they can tell where he or she is from based on the dialect they speak.

People in Liechtenstein do not have uncomfortably formal ways about their culture; everyone is very friendly and laid back here. Just say a casual “hoi” to anyone you see on the street; they will enjoy it. It is an informal way and the common way to say hello. In Liechtenstein, everyone is a friend, even the Prince himself.

Prince Hans-Adam II is notoriously known for going running regularly through the streets of Oberland. He is not like the President or celebrities in the US who are strictly guarded and monitored; he is just a regular guy who says “hoi” and chats with passers-by freely and just so happens to be a member of one of the oldest noble families in the whole of Europe.

The entire country of Liechtenstein can be seen in a matter of hours by car. Stopping, sightseeing, and walking around adds extra time but can still be done in just less than a day. However, there is so much more the country offers, why spend hours breezing through when you can spend days absorbing the charm?

Public transportation in the country is great. The bus system is extensive and extremely cheap because the government supports public transportation to avoid traffic congestion on the one main road running through the region and you can transit easily and make new friends.

About teen life here, children ask for permission before they borrow anything. However, sharing, especially with cosmetics, food, and means of transportation, is common. Many things are considered normal, though, as food, and can be taken or used without asking.

Generally, house help is employed at home for cleaning rooms and bathrooms, doing laundry, and household chores. Liechtensteinian teenagers are generally not given important responsibilities beyond their own academic potential. 

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