The Principality of Liechtenstein has a total population of 35,000
and is bordered by Switzerland and Austria. The length of its
borders totals about 45 miles so one could easily cycle the entire
perimeter of Liechtenstein in a day. Then again, you could cycle
the entire length of Liechtenstein in an hour because at it longest
point it's a mere 12 miles.
Six years ago I cycled through Liechtenstein and visited Hilti
(2001 revenues $2.1 billion), a manufacturer of machinery and
consumer work tools. This time I'm here to visit the three biggest
Who's the head of state here? H.S.H Prince Hans-Adam ll.von und
zu Liechtenstein. He's the guy living in the big castle on the
hill overlooking the valley.