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    VADUZ RATHAUS

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein. Beside the Town square was where I found the Rathaus. It wasn't very old, only finished being built in 1933. When the time came to decide on the style of the building, a competition was held where architects could put forward their plans. Liechtenstein architect, Franz Roeckle won the competition.

    The rectangular Rathaus has a tower and a German influence. Frescoes are along the side walls, one from 1937 shows the Holy Urban "saint of winemakers," who holds in his hands the tips of a vine that seems to grow up on the sides of the balcony door to him.

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    THE PHOENIX

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    The Phoenix sculpter by Doris Buhler, likes to capture the power and beauty in a human being and express them in her work.

    Doris Bühler talking about her work: "As a visual artist, I am principally interested in the human being itself."

    The 'firebird' symbolises eternal life, resurrection and life after death."

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    THE TRE CAVALLI

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    The Tre Cavalli by Nag Arnoldi is an interesting group of horse sculptures. The Sculptures are unique in that they are made in the form of a broken cast. They depict the myth of the horse and the human, between joy and pain.

    The artist is one of Switzerland's most important sculptors. He lives and works near Lugano, and has studios in Venice and Mexico, and has sculptures all around the World.

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    THE RECLINING WOMAN

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    The Reclining Woman sculpture is of a reclining naked female figure. She is a symbol of the sleeping soul in figurative style.

    The sculpture was done by Ferndano Botero, who said art was an "exaggeration of reality, its colour, its form and its spiritual significance." I guess that is why one of his sculptures is of a gigantic woman standing alongside a shrunken male.
    Ferndano Botero's female figures are sensual and beautiful!

    He studied the works of Fransico de Goya and Diego Velàzquez, so his works are very similar to theirs.

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    THE 'HUNTER'S STAND'

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    I saw many interesting sculptures in Vaduz.

    One was the 'Hochsitz' ('Hunter's Stand') is part of the series 'Höhenluft' ('Mountain Air').

    As you can see by my photo, the hunter's stand is a very high chair. Sitting in the chair is a human figure, who, through being perched so high above the forest, can have a great overview of what is happening. The point being made by the Sculptor, is to look and face the world, be an attentive and sensitive observer and at the same time, stay calm when facing disappointments and difficulties.

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    CITY TRAIN RIDE AROUND VADUZ

    by balhannah Written Jul 3, 2014

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    The Citytrain "Städtlezug" in Vaduz is the same as a Petit Train. We usually take these because of my husband struggling to walk far.
    As I had a bad experience in the info centre, I didn't bother with this train.

    The listed website gives a few different tours to choose from.
    The Vaduz experience is a 35 minute train tour through the historic old town of Vaduz, then through the Vaduz vineyards from where there is a view of Vaduz Castle, then back to the city centre via Vaduz Liechtenstein Stadium, the Rhine Park Stadium.

    Adults CHF 10.50
    Children CHF 5. - (4-16 years)

    Check the website for departure times and more information.

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    VADUZ CASTLE

    by balhannah Written Jul 2, 2014

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    Vaduz Castle can be easily seen when walking around Vaduz. It is believed it was constructed in the 12th century as a fortress, before living quarters were added in 1287.
    The castle came into the ownership of the Princely Family in 1712 and the west wing served as the family's official residence until 1732.
    Prince Franz Josef II had the Castle extended and renovated, then in 1939, the Prince moved in with his family, making Vaduz Castle as his official residence.

    CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

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    TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

    by balhannah Written Jul 2, 2014

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    As usual when in a new city, we head for the info centre first.
    We found a car park and then walked to the modern centre.

    This is where my problem began.
    First I wanted to buy a discount card. Even though the woman spoke English, she didn't seem to understand. At last she did, then she made the excuse that she didn't have time to do one, that I would have to come back in the morning. This was a half hour before closing time.
    Next, I asked if there was any accommodation available to which she replied most was full. She rang a couple and came up with one for 267 swiss francs. I nearly died when I heard the price, so said thankyou for looking, but I would leave it. She didn't like that!
    From start to finish, this woman didn't want to serve me and was very unpleasant and unhelpful.
    This made up my mind to forget about seeing Liechtenstein and head somewhere else.
    So now my memory is all bad for this city, thanks to this one person.

    Thankgoodness, another woman in the centre was a bit better and stamped my passport for me.

    The shop had some lovely coin & stamp collections that were quite unique. Right next door is a replica of the 'Km. 0. + 0. Km.' stone, which marks the point from which all road distances in Liechtenstein were first measured in 1864.

    Opening hours - Daily from 9.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m.

    Souvenir stamp
    3.00 Swiss francs / 2.50 euros

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    Main Square, Vaduz, Lichtenstein

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 7, 2013

    "The main square" is behind the bus station in the midle of Vaduz. There are a number of cafes and restaurants offering hearty "Liechtensteinian / Swiss / Austrian" fare at reasonable prices.

    Liechtenstein uses the Swiss franc (CHF) as its currency. Many shops will also accept the Euro, but the exchange rate may not be very advantageous.

    The main shops in Vaduz sell tourist trinkets all branded in Liechtensteinian and Swiss colours. There are plenty of flags, t-shirts and cuckoo clocks available. People who enjoy collecting passport stamps are able to get an official Liechtenstein Tourist Office stamp at the Tourist Information office. The cost is 2 Swiss Franc (CHF) or €3.

    This is especially unique as there are no border crossings at either of Liechtensteins frontiers. Postal Stamps and postcards can be bought at the post office opposite the tourist office as well as most other shops.

    There is also a small retail village between Vaduz and Balzers. This is home to a McDonalds, and a sports clothes shop among other things.

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    Schloss Vaduz, Castle, Lichtenstein

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 7, 2013

    "Schloss Vaduz" is an imposing and historic castle, home to the royal family, overlooks the city of Vaduz and is approachable on the main Vaduz-Triesenberg road (bus route 21).

    The medieval undervalued castle of Vaduz, forms the central landmarks of the city exposing the town’s affluent history. Situated on the outskirts of the metropolis, the Prince’s castle (Schloss Vaduz) is the official residence of Prince of Liechtenstein.

    Though the castle is not open to public, no one is permitted to enter the premises of the castle; you can still climb up to it and catch a glimpse of the remarkable sights of Vaduz below.

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    Rathaus, City Hall, Vaduz, Lictenstein

    by TrendsetterME Written Jun 7, 2013

    The city hall is a charming modern building constructed between 1932 and 1933. The color of the building makes it more stunning and interesting to see. It features long row of windows and balconies ornamented with amazing frescos and three bronze statues of the wild horses.

    In addition to the national government, Vaduz hosts its own city government. The City Hall is designed by Franz Roeckle. It has a gabled roof, which brings to mind the architecture of earlier times. There is a small theatre inside the building; concerts and other special events take place there.

    The southeast side of the town hall is a document created in 1937 fresco decorated, attached to the balcony area. It shows the Urban Saints - Saint of winemakers - who holds in his hands the tips of a vine that seem to grow up the sides of the balcony door to him. The diagram illustrates that there are still great tradition of viticulture in Vaduz.

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    Schloss Vaduz

    by Maryimelda Updated Apr 8, 2013

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    The castle which towers over the tiny city of Vaduz is about the most prominent landmark to be found in Liechtenstein. It is 700 years old and came into the possession of the Prince of Liechtenstein in the early 18th century. Since 1938 it has been home to the prince and his family. Hence it is not open to the public even though there is a road leading up to it which is very popular with visitors.
    It's not the most imposing castle I have ever seen but interesting in its own little way.

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    Liechtenstein Center

    by Maryimelda Updated Apr 8, 2013

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    This is the visitor's centre of Liechtenstein and it is a good place to go to find out more about this little country. This is where you will also be able to purchase for a couple of Euros, a passport stamp if you would like to have one. Since there are no border controls going in and out of Liechtenstein, this is the only opportunity you will probably get to have "Leichtenstein" stamped on your passport.
    There are plenty of brochures and other such reading materials available and the folk who work there are very friendly and most helpful. There is not much in the way of souvenirs available but if you move further up the mall you will find a really good souvenir shop on your right coming from the Government area.

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    Government Building

    by Maryimelda Written Mar 29, 2012

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    The Government Building is relatively young at just a little over a hundred years old. It stands between the new Parliament Building or Landtag and the parish Church of St Florin which was built about thirty years earlier. As you can see from the photo, the Government building was undergoing major renovations when I was there.

    This area is often referred to as the "Government area" and is quite an attractive little area at the beginning of the main pedestrian mall.

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    Model of the Castle

    by Maryimelda Updated Mar 29, 2012

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    Since it is not possible to see the real castle up close you can see this wonderful model of it in the little square where the tour buses arrive and depart. It would appear that there is a lot more to the real castle than can be seen from the town.

    I have seen many photos of the model and all feature the garden in front which is full of beautiful brightly coloured flowers. They are changed regularly and so look different from photo to photo. I think the flowers in my photo are gorgeous.

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Liechtenstein Hotels

  • Parkhotel Sonnenhof

    Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Linde

    Feldkircher Strasse 1, Schaan, 9494, Liechtenstein

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Minotel Kulm

    Dorfzentrum Jonaboda, Triesenberg, Liechtenstein,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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