Nestled between the great nations of Switzerland and Austria is the stunning, yet tiny Alpine Principality of Liechtenstein. From top to bottom, the country is just 15 miles long and with a total land area of little over 60 sq mi, it is amongst the smallest independent nations on Earth. However, though small, this remarkable country is one of great history and outstanding natural beauty. From its delightful Alpine villages, to the grand, royal castles rising above the great natural landscapes, Liechtenstein is a fairy-tale escape for any budding wanderer. Its small land area is mostly dominated by Alpine mountains, peaked by the great Grauspitz that lies on the Swiss border to the South.