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SPACE INVADERS...

Explore Switzerland// Entertainment// Politics // Feb. 17, 2015

Famed for neutrality and international diplomacy, Switzerland has nevertheless invaded tiny neighbour Lichtenstein at least three times in recent history...

SPACE INVADERS...

In 1985 Swiss training rockets landed over the border and started a forest fire, while in 1992 a commanding officer ordered an observation post to be set up at Triesenberg. Not an issue. Except Triesenberg is in Lichtenstein. The most recent incident? In 2007 a company of 170 Swiss soldiers basically held their map upside down and marched 2km over the frontier. Brushing it off as an oversight a Lichtenstein spokesman said “it’s not like they invaded with attack helicopters.”

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