The climate of Liechtenstein
The microstate of Liechtenstein is clenched between the Alpine
countries of Austria and Switzerland. The country is particularly
known for its favourable tax legislation. The meteorological climate,
the weather, is between a continental and a moderate maritime climate.
There is sufficient influence from the sea to prevent the temperature
in the winter months from dropping too much and in the summer months the
temperature almost always (amply) remains below the thirty degree
limit due to the combination of mountains and the vicinity of (within
a few hundred kilometers) of the Mediterranean. If there is a chinook
the temperature may rise rather quickly to summery values.
In the winter months the most precipitation falls in the form of snow.
Who wants to practice winter sports is served in one ski-region:
Malbun. Skiing in Malbun is like it used to be, so without the
nightmare of packet journeys, high apartment blocks and long rows at
the ski-lifts. The resort is small, with only a handful of hotels
among the private chalets and houses. Skiing is done at a healthy
altitude of 1600 metres so that the snow generally stays reasonably
good. Even in the warm spring of 2007 the cool of the night and the
work of the lift-employees made the ski-runs sparkle like new in the
morning sun. In a straight line Malbun is rather close to the capital
of Vaduz (although you could say that of all the distances in
Liechtenstein!). The way up to the resort however can be intimidating
to inexperienced drivers, with steep slopes and sharp bends. Who is
reluctant to do that can take a taxi or the bus to the peaks of
The figures below are based on registered weather data of more
than one year and are an average for Liechtenstein: lower temperatures
and more chance of wintry weather apply to the higher situated areas;
Valduz is slightly warmer.
More climate information
Climate figures come in handy but do not offer an overall picture of
the climate and the possible weather conditions within a particular
period. You cannot often find in figures how big the chance is of
wintry weather, (extreme) heat or hurricanes. Therefore we monthly
offer useful extra climate information:
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