Category Archives: Europe

Visit50 Challenge update – Denmark!

Visit50 Challenge update!

(my quest to visit all 50 states and 50 countries by age 50)

After visiting Denmark, I’ve now received more stamps in my passport from countries than I have years on this earth. Woohoo!

So for visiting 50 countries by age 50 I’m on my way!  Here’s the updated tally of countries I’ve visited (also found on the above drop-down menu under About > Keeping Score). How many have you visited?

I’ll be posting about my adventures in Copenhagen, as well as Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, and more from the Philippines (Boracay!).

Rent Liechtenstein for $70k per night

Did you know you can rent a country?? Rent Liechtenstein! They offer their entire country for rent! This post shares more

What do rich people buy for the people that have everything?  How about renting an entire country? I’m not kidding!

You might remember reading that Snoop Dogg tried to rent out the entire European country of Liechtenstein (between Austria and Switzerland, population=33,000), for a music video earlier this year, but was of course denied, but here’s the twist. They only said no due to timing. They would have accepted his offer if they had more notice.  It’s well-known as a tax-haven for the wealthy, but what if they actually made the entire country available for a fee?  So the Snoop offer got Lichtenstein thinking about the marketing and revenue opportunities, and now they’re putting the entire country on the market for $70,000 per night.

Rent a country! Rent Liechtenstein!
Vaduz Castle – available for rent along with the entire country of Liechtenstein for $70k/night!

What do you get for a $70k rental fee?

Rent Liechtenstein and you can rename city streets and town squares. You can also print your own temporary currencies, and carve logos into the snow on the mountainside.

Renting the country means you’ll get a custom medieval festival. Marching bands and mayors will present you with the key to the city. Sip wine at the Prince’s estate while being wowed by a fireworks show.

Your rental means you’ll have the run of the land, and use of the country’s police, even though Liechtenstein has one of the lowest crime rates in the area.

The new temporary ‘owners’ of country will be presented with a symbolic key to the country in a ceremony at the state parliament.

Guests will be treated to wine-tasting from the Prince of Liechtenstein’s personal cellar, skiing and a sumptuous dinner overlooking Vaduz Castle.

There’s one thing you can’t do in your country rental. There’s no smoking allowed in the country. I like them already!

Rent a country, get 500 Bedrooms

It has 500+ bedrooms, and the minimum stay is two nights. The rental rates start at $70,000 a night to accommodate 150 people, which includes catering and “basic branding.”  Two night minimum stay.

Unfortunately there’s limited privacy. The country’s 30,000 population are allowed to stay.

The rental offer comes from Liechtenstein-based marketing firm Rent a Village by Xnet and Airbnb. They also have 10 European villages on its books.

If renting an entire country is too extravagant or cost-prohibitive, there is always the option of renting a village in Austria or Switzerland for a mere $60,000 per night. What a perfect Christmas or Chanukah gift!  File this one under, “must be nice…”

Are you scrambling to shop for the perfect gift? Rent a country! Rent Liechtenstein!

Liechtenstein on Wikipedia.