Discovering Schaan, Liechtenstein

  • This is sequel to my post, Trip to Switzerland, and another re-post from my extinct friendster blog.
FYI: Schaan is the largest municipality of Liechtenstein and it is the location of the world headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, the company responsible for my Switzerland trip.

Ivoclar Vivadent AG Headquarters | Schaan, Liechtenstein

Finally, the first day was over. I didn’t bother about the jetlag and the exhausting seminar. I was energized by the grandeur of villages at the base of gorgeous towering mountains of Schaan.

View from Hotel Linde | Schaan, Leichtenstein

Nonetheless, the locals call it a day a bit too early (they leave the office between 4 to 4:30 pm and the whole place is deafeningly quiet by 6 pm) for a person like me who has adapted working long hours in Singapore (regular working hours ends at 6 to 7 pm and could extend up to 9 pm on busy days) so I had no choice but take a rest. So there I was, being welcomed by a 100+ year old wonderful little hotel, where I had a sumptuous dinner and a good night sleep.

Hotel Linde | Schaan, Leichtenstein
Early next morning, my colleagues and I walked back to the training centre. 
We passed by grazing cows 
Grazing Cows | Schaan, Liechtenstein
and beautiful archetypal Swiss houses.
Typical Swiss House | Schaan, Liechtenstein
We took our time walking and didn’t consider the cold weather (the winter season just started) and fog a nuisance. We continued taking souvenir shots until we reached IV headquarters. 

Schaan, Liechtenstein
The second day of training was very interesting as we got the chance to mix chemicals and make our own composite (a white filling material) and tested it in a tooth model afterwards. (As expected, we were not allowed to take photos inside the laboratory.) We all did well so the day went on smoothly and ended early.

My colleagues and I got the chance to see more of the tourist attractions. 
Fortuitously, our hotel was located at the centre of Schaan which is quite near the central bus station 

and Dux Chapel.

We took a bus ride to Vaduz (capital of Liechtenstein) to buy some knick-knacks and of course, we took the chance to take souvenir photos as well. You'll see it on the next sequel here. :)


  1. looking forward to the next sequel your innocent smile...:-) thank you for taking me to schaan-liechtenstein...

  2. You are lucky for seeing Switzerland on a company sponsored trip - I wish I get that too someday !!!


  3. awww, Switzerland is really one of my dream places! Love your photos! :) Here for TT.. hope you could return the visit here:

  4. Yes, what a blessing to get such a wondrous trip expense paid. Thanks for sharing with us!!

  5. beautiful photos from a very memorable experience you've had at Switzerland Che. like what Chay said, you are lucky to be there on a company sponsored trip.

  6. The photos are indeed beautiful and you are too sis. I would love to visit Switzerland someday. :) Visiting you from TT. Mine is up na at

  7. oh wow! stunning place and photos. the second photo looks like a postcard :D it'll be nice to visit that place/country someday... hopefully not just in my dream but for real. hehehhe

    mine is up hope to see you there

  8. I love, love, love your shots, sis! The place is stunning! Ah... Switzerland! When can I get to visit you? Lol. Thanks for sharing these snaps with us at Tuesday Travels! I, as a host, truly enjoyed your share!

    Please join again for this week! Linky is now up; hope to see you!