10 Things to eat in Liechtenstein and where

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Martí Micolau

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Liechtenstein is a small Principality enclosed between Switzerland and Austria. Its geographical position has greatly influenced the culinary tradition of the country and the setting of the menus of restaurants and clubs. The typical recipes of Liechtensteintherefore, they are often part of the gastronomic background of neighboring countries.
Consequently, the cuisine is refined and delicious, especially in the presentation, especially if you frequent the most renowned restaurants. What most characterizes traditional cuisine is the wide variety of cheeses - confirming its mountain vocation. The ideal period to taste the typical cuisine of the country is the winter season, especially for the numerous types of soups and broths that are served as a side dish to main meals. We have chosen for you 10 specialties from Liechtenstein to taste if you are planning a trip to this country.


  1. Käsknöpfle
  2. sausage
  3. Kratzete
  4. Strudel
  5. Rind stomach
  6. Muesli
  7. schnitzel
  8. hash browns
  9. asparagus
  10. Geschnetzelte
  11. Where to eat in Liechtenstein: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Käsknöpfle

They are the typical spätzle (dumplings) with cheese and represent the national dish for excellence. Their origin is peasant, it is a poor but substantial dish made up of a dense paste, with a small and irregular shape. There are several versions, in Liechtenstein they come covered with melted cheese, sometimes accompanied with fried onions.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 24 CHF / € 22,50
  • Main ingredients: flour, eggs, milk, butter and mountain cheese

2 - Wurst

Hot and tasty, the frankfurters are a typical specialty which takes place in various dishes of Swiss and German origin. Eaten alone or in a sandwich, perhaps seasoned with a little mustard and accompanied by sauerkraut, they are an excellent snack.

  • Recommended to: snack
  • Average cost: 10 CHF / € 9,50
  • Main ingredients: beef or pork

3 - Kratzete

È a variation of Anglo-Saxon pancakes, in this case they do not have the typical rounded shape but are instead fragmented. They can accompany other dishes, in the savory version, or be eaten alone with jam or other sweet delicacies.

  • Recommended to: snack, snack
  • Average cost: 8 CHF / € 7,50
  • Main ingredients: flour, eggs, milk

4 - Strudel

È a well-known dessert and now cleared through customs throughout Europe. The external dough is rolled up and filled with a mixture of apples, pine nuts, raisins and cinnamon. Its origin is very ancient and its diffusion very wide, even if in different variants.

  • Recommended to: end of meal, snack, snack
  • Average cost: 12 CHF / € 11,00
  • Main ingredients: puff pastry, apples, pine nuts, raisins, spices

5 - Schwartenmagen

It is a sausage made from pork offal and spices, coarsely chopped and boiled for a long time. The whole is then stuffed into a casing. At the time of consumption it comes cut into thin slices and used as a filling for sandwiches, together with vegetables in vinegar or in oil.

  • Recommended to: lunch, dinner, snack
  • Average cost: 5 CHF / € 4,50
  • Main ingredients: pork offal (head, tongue, muscle, heart), jelly, spices

6 - Muesli

It is a dish originally from German-speaking Switzerland and has become part of the culinary tradition of Liechtenstein. Typical of breakfast, it is a dish consisting of a mixture of cereals and dried fruit, accompanied by milk or yogurt.

  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: 4,50 CHF / € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: mix of cereals, dried fruit

7 - Schnitzel

Known for being part of Viennese cuisine as well, the specialty is none other than a thin slice of breaded veal and fried in lard. A curiosity: this dish is at the center of a dispute with Italian cuisine, which considers it only one of the variants of the Milanese cutlet.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 30 CHF / € 28,00
  • Main ingredients: veal (or pork) with breading

8 - Rösti

Based on potatoes, this dish also comes from the cuisine of neighboring Switzerland. Originally consumed for breakfast, today it is instead served as a side dish. To prepare it, you need to grate the potatoes, form discs that are not too thick and lightly fry them. Some variations include the addition of onions, bacon, cheese, herbs or apples.

  • Recommended to: side dish for lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: 6 CHF / € 5,50
  • Main ingredients: potatoes

9 - Spargel

Asparagus is the most popular vegetable in Liechtenstein and are prepared and served in different ways. They can be a side dish for meat dishes but also represent themain ingredient of soups and soups.

  • Recommended to: side dish for lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: 6 CHF / € 5,50
  • Main ingredients: asparagus

10 - Geschnetzelte

It is a famous dish especially in Switzerland but also widespread in Liechtenstein. IS based on veal, with kidney and champignon mushrooms, everything is served dipped in cream and accompanied by Rösti.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 20 CHF / € 18,50
  • Main ingredients: veal, kidney, cream, champignons mushrooms

Where to eat in Liechtenstein: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

This principality is characterized by a cuisine that is influenced by the influences of neighboring countries, such as Austria and Switzerland.

In the most popular places, on the other hand, there is no shortage of courses from the best tradition of novel cousine.
Try the cuisine of Triesenberg, a village in the middle of a valley 6 km from Vaduz where every year the Triesenberger Wochen is organized, a food festival that lasts from mid-October to the end of November, and the restaurants serve traditional dishes.
Here are the best restaurants to eat in Liechtenstein:

1 - Forellenhof Rossle

  • Description: large but romantic place, offers a varied menu perfect for a quick lunch or dinner
  • specialty: salmon trout, veal medallions, house soup
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Heerstraße 20, Honau location - Get directions - Website

2 - Wirtschaft zum Löwen

  • Description: quaint place with friendly and helpful staff that offers excellent quality food at reasonable prices
  • specialty: dumplings with cheese (Käsknöpfle) and spacelets with onion (Käsespätzle)
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Im Winkel 5, Schellenberg locality - Get directions - Website

3 - Njord Restaurant

  • Description: perfect place for a lunch based on quality ingredients cooked in a light and tasty way
  • specialty: quinoa salad, fresh vegetable salads, soups
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Landstrasse 117, Vaduz - Get Directions - Website

4 - Torkel

  • Description: one of the best restaurants in the country, inside a vineyard, serves traditional cuisine with a touch of Italian
  • specialty: foie gras medallion, raw seafood trio, gaspacho with salmon tataki
  • Average price: from € 45,00 per person
  • Address: Hintergass 9, Vaduz - Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Landgasthof Au

  • Description: characteristic place that also offers menus at fixed prices; perfect if you are passing through
  • specialty: boiled beef, spaetzle topped with cheese
  • Average price: from € 28,00 per person
  • Address: Austrasse 2, Vaduz - Get Directions - Website

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