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    Rathaus/Town Hall

    by pure1942 Updated May 12, 2008

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    The Town Hall located in the centre of the town is the centre point around which the busiest area of Vaduz revolves. The Town Hall is relatively new, constructed in 1933 with renovation between 1982 and 1984. The building itself is quite plain but there are nice details around the windows, and nice arcade entrance as well as an imposing bronze sculpture of three Wild Horses at the front of the building. This piece of sculpture is called 'Tre Cavalli' and was created by Swiss artist Nag Arnoldi in 2002.

    Rathaus (Schloss Vaduz in background) Rathaus Rathaus from Castle Hill 'Tre Cavalli' Sculpture 'Tre Cavalli' towards Schloss Vaduz
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    Princely Vault

    by pure1942 Updated May 12, 2008

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    Located right beside the St. Florian Cathedral is the Princely Vault. The vault serves as the Final Resting Palce for members of the Royal Family. You cannot enter the vault, but you can admire the beautiful relief entrance door. Over the door you can see the Royal Coat of Arms.

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    St. Florian Cathedral

    by pure1942 Updated May 12, 2008

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    THe beautiful Cathedral in Vaduz is well worth a visit. Although not as impressive inside as out the Cathedral is a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture. The Cathedral was built between 1868 and 1873 and was the local parish church of St. Florian, Vaduz until 1997, when it was granted Cathedral status. Outside the Cathedral below the steps is a set of beautiful bronze sculptures, One of Mary with the new born baby Jesus and the other of Mary holding the body of Jesus after his crucifixtion. Next to the church is the Princely Vault, the final resting place for members of the Royal Family.

    St. Florian Cathedral St. Florian Cathedral and mountain backdrop[ St. Florian Cathedral Sculpture St. Florian Cathedral Interior St. Florian Cathedral
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    Government Building

    by pure1942 Updated May 11, 2008

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    The Government building in Vaduz is located right beside the brand new Parliament Building on Stadtle at the southern end of the cultural mile. The building was built in 1905 and is the seat of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Over the door you can see the coat of arms of the Principality of Liechtenstein created in mosaic.

    Government Building Liechtenstein Coat of Arms Government Building Government Building and New Parliament Building
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    Red House

    by pure1942 Updated May 11, 2008

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    Apart from the castle the next best known landmark in Vaduz is probably the 'Red House'. This red gabled house with ajoining tower is located close to the Mittledorf area of the town and is one of the oldest buildings in Vaduz. The house is now in owned by the Rheinberger family who bought the building in 1807. Before that the building was connected to the St Johann Monastery in the Thurtal Valley before coming under the ownership of the Vaistlis. An old wine press is located in the grounds.

    The houses tower is not as old as the rest of the building (dating from the 16th centruy) and was added in 1807.

    Red House Red House Sum St. Johanner Street - behind Red House Red House Red House from Castle Hill
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    Schloss Vaduz

    by pure1942 Written May 11, 2008

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    Perched high on a hill above the town of Vaduz and surrouded by high snow-capped mountains, Schloss Vaduz is Liechtensetin's most famous sights. The castle is over 700 years old and has been owned by the Princes of Liechtenstein since 1712.
    Today the castle is the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein and his family and has been since 1938. Because of this the castle is not open to the public and cannot be visited. However you can walk up the hill close to the gates of the castle from where you enjoy great views out over the town of Vaduz and surrounding countryside.

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    The cathedral

    by Henrik_rrb Written Jan 18, 2008

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    St Florish Parish Church, also known as the cathedral of Vaduz, was built in just five years between 1868 and 1873. It's located just at the beginning of the city center, in the south side, and the tower shows off over most of the central parts.

    Unfortunately I was never able to get inside, but it's really huge, and looks very nice. Built in a neo-Gothic style, it's on the place where it earlier was a chapel.

    The cathedral The cathedral in the sunshine. Seen from the city centre.
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    The views

    by Henrik_rrb Written Jan 17, 2008

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    Wherever you go in Vaduz there is a nice view in at least one direction. If you're down in the city the view up over the mountain is fantastic (at least if the sky is clear in not foggy...) and if you go up in the mountains the view down over the city, or over to the other mountains is equally great.

    Despite the time it took to walk up to the castle I would say that it's well worth it. About ten minutes under the castle there is a nice viewing point, where you have the best sight of the land under you. While you're up at the castle the view is somehow worse.

    Also, when arriving into Vaduz, from Switzerland, make sure you sit on the left side of the bus, as the mountains on the way in are just spectacular!

    The mountains on the side of Vaduz. View from the Vaduz castle. Halfway up to the castle. Last viewing point before the castle. Me and Janna at the viewing point.
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    Art museum

    by Henrik_rrb Written Jan 16, 2008

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    Alright, those of you who knows me also knows that I'm not the biggest art lover in this world. The one in Vaduz I would have liked to visit though, but as we were there during the weekend it was all closed down.

    Very unlucky... Hm... ;)

    But the Kunstmuseum was opened up in 2002, after some private investors came up with money. The most interesting part I saw was the building itself, as it's built as a massive black cube.

    As if it wasn't enough with one museum, the small village of Vaduz (5000 inhabitants) also have a National museum, as well as a Post museum.

    The famous Kunstmuseum. The black cube.
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    Schloss Vaduz

    by Henrik_rrb Written Jan 16, 2008

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    The Vaduz castle is situated on top of a hill about hundred meters above the rest of the city, and it's by far the most famous landmark of the capital of Liechtenstein.

    It was built, as a fortress, during the 12th century, but since 1938 it's the home for the royal family. Unfortunately the prince and his family are a grumpy gang, so they won't let anyone inside for a visit...

    Still it's possible to walk all the way up to the castle, or go by car if you're the lazy type. We decided to make the first choice, as the italian restaurant owner the late night before had promised me "it won't take more then ten minutes to get up there".

    Either he was a friend to the grumpy prince, or world champion in mountain climbing, as we after ten minutes hardly had left the city center...
    But 40-50 minutes later we had gone through all the forest, and finally reached the castle.

    Only to realise that the view was crap (a huge castle was in the way...) and the view of the castle was much nicer from down in the city than up close.

    Still it was a nice walk, and another five minutes walk above the castle there is a nice view over the city. The best watchtower though was a bit more than half way up.

    At night the castle is nicely lighten up (have no idea how the poor prince can sleep with all those lamps on!?), to be seen from all over downtown.

    Vaduz castle from downtown. The castle seen further away. The castle by  night. Not easy to take good photo. The castle seen from the top. One of the towers.
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    Rathaus

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Sep 9, 2007

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    The town hall was built in 1932 by Franz Roeckle. It has got very nice decorated facades with its ornaments around the window and the balcony fresco by Johannes Troyer.
    In front of the building there is the statue of the King Josef II.

    Rathaus Rathus Rathus King Josef II
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    St. Florin´s Parish Church

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Sep 9, 2007

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    St. Florin´s Parish Church was built between 1868 and 1873 in a neo-Gothic architecture by Friedrich von Schmidt. The interior of the church has got three naves with nice stained glasses on the apse.

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    Städtle Road: the Main Street

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    Städtle Road is the main street of Vaduz. Along its sides you can find many shops, banks and restaurants. It is a nice place where you can do a short walk a maybe to find something of interest. The road is dominated by the nice Vaduz Castle that you can see on the mountains.

    St��dtle Vaduz Castle seen from the St��dtle
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    Liechtenstein National Museum

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Sep 8, 2007

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    The Liechtenstein National Museum is a very nice museum located along Städtle road and it has got a very nice architecture. The museum show the cultural history and national history of this small country. Here you can see pictures, photos, objects, paintings and more from the antiquityy to the Modern Era.

    Liechtenstein National Museum
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    Vaduz Castle

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Sep 4, 2007

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    When you arrive in Liechtenstein from Switzerland the first thing you see is the Vaduz Castle. It is a medieval fortress expanded in the 16th and 17th century. The oldest part of the castle are the buildings on the eastern side (12th century). Since 1712, the Castle has been in the possession of the Princes of Liechtenstein. It was restored under Prince Johann II (1912) and today it is the permanent residence of the Princely Family.

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  • Parkhotel Sonnenhof

    Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein

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    Staedtle 23, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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  • Meierhof Hotel

    A 13 Motorway, Sevelen/Vaduz exit, Triesen, 9495, Liechtenstein

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