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Schaan
View of the mountains above Schaan

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Schaan and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°10′N 9°30′E / 47.167°N 9.5°E / 47.167; 9.5
Area
 - Total 26.8 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,476 ft)
Population (31.12.2005)
 - Total 5,806
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 9494
Area code(s) 7001
Website www.schaan.li
Buchs SG, Grabs SG, Gams SG in Switzerland and Schaan
Schaan Church

Schaan is the largest municipality of Liechtenstein. It is located to the north of Vaduz, the capital, in the central part of the country. As of 2005 it has a population of 5,806, and covers an area of 26.8 km², including mountains and forest. First mentioned c. 850 Schaan has over 4,000 enterprises, making it a large economic center. Schaan is the location of the world headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, the world's biggest manufacturer of false teeth, and Hilti Aktiengesellschaft, one of the world's largest makers of anchors and power tools.

It borders the town of Buchs in Switzerland and is thought to be the largest town by population in Liechtenstein.

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Coordinates: 47°10′N 9°30′E / 47.167°N 9.5°E / 47.167; 9.5


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

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Schaan is a city in Liechtenstein.

Get in

By train to Schaan-Vaduz station (trains only run at certain times of the day), or by Liechtenstein bus (Schaan Post is an interchange point for all the bus routes).

Drink

Nightlife in Schaan consists of pubs, bars frequented by locals (including a sports bar) and nightclubs.

One of the most interesting and exciting bars in Schaan can be found on Bahnhofstrasse: The Central Garage. It's got a unique atmosphere with several pool tables and arcades, and serves excellent local and foreign beer - not to forget the infamous "Jägermeister-machine". It's a bar that shows live football, tennis and all other sports. Before heading home make sure you enjoy one of the infamous "Fleischkäs-Brötle" at Rhomberg's Bäckerei aka Didi's Wurststullen, which is located across the street.

  • Hotel Lindenpic, Feldkircherstrasse 1, 9494 Schaan, 00423 232 1704, [1]. Nice rooms. centrally located. Good prices for Liechtenstein. 135 CHF (double).  edit
  • Hotel Post, across from Schaan's Post Office/Bus Station/Train Station. Acceptable rooms. Good prices for Liechtenstein.  edit
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