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The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719; it became a sovereign state in 1806. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to conclude a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral) the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. However, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight have resulted in concerns about the use of the financial institutions for money laundering.

If you travel there on a motorcycle don't travel to fast or blink with your eyes as you will miss most of the country. It would be possible to cross the border on one side and hold your breath all the way to the other side

Liectenstein  measures about 15 by  4 km