The Principality of Liechtenstein ( German: F├╝rstentum Liechtenstein is a small alpine German-speaking country doubly landlocked by Switzerland and Austria it is landlocked by landlocked countries. It is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire and is an independent state with very close ties to Switzerland. It enjoys a very high standard of living and is home to some incredibly beautiful mountain scenery. The principality's capital, Vaduz, is a major center of commerce and international banking and mainly a modern city.