Liechtenstein a microstate located in Europe, the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. It is only is about 25 kilometers long and 6 kilometers wide. With resident population of roughly 39,000 more than half of Liechtenstein’s workforce commutes into the country every day from neighboring countries. Liechtenstein has one of the highest gross domestic products per person in the world.
Every year, on August 15 — Liechtenstein’s national holiday, the Vaduz Castle palace (pictured on this postcard) opens its doors, inviting all residents, and anyone else willing to make the journey. Guests can enjoy a beer in the gardens, as well as a party and fireworks in the town center.