Vaduz Things to Do

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Vaduz Things to Do

  • Liechtenstein National Museum

    The history of the small principitaly from its origin as a province of the Holy Roman Empire to today is detailed in this museum.

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  • The Government Building

    The government building sits right next to the Parliament and is the seat of executive functions of this tiny state.

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  • New Parliament Building

    This unique looking building is located at the southern end of the Stadtle cultural mile, right beside the older governmet building. The light brown building is one the town's newest building only opening in 2008. It houses the 25 member Liechtenstein Parliament who convene here. The unique building was designed by German architect Hansjörg Göritz...

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  • Princely collections

    It has become a tradition to present a small selection of exquisite pieces belonging to the Princely Collections in Vaduz in the context of thematic rotating exhibitions. Over the course of 400 years of collecting, the Princes of Liechtenstein have demonstrated a marked interest in such works, which have also met their social and cultural need for...

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  • Parliament

    Like all things in this small country the center of Liechtenstein government is a small building on the main pedestrian street of Vaduz.

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  • Castle Model

    On the east side of the bus terminal, this is a model of Vaduz castle for those who do not have time or energy to climb the hill for a better look.

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  • Rathaus

    Built in 1932, the city hall building is made in the same style as the 16th century building it replaced.

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  • Schloss Vaduz

    The Castle of Vaduz is still the home of the Liechtenstein family that rule this country. The castle towers over the small capital city of Vaduz. The castle dates from the 12th century and has been continously occupied since.

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  • St. Florin´s Parish Church

    The neo-Gothic parish church of Vaduz was built between 1868 and 1873 on the site of a medieval chapel. It was constructed according to the plans of the Viennese architect Friedrich von Schmidt (who built the Vienna City Hall) and was consecrated on 5 October 1873. With the consecration of the church, Vaduz was elevated to a parish. The interior...

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  • Vaduz Castle

    The home of the reigning prince of Liechtenstein and the Liechtenstein princely family. The castle is visible from almost any location in Vaduz, being perched atop a steep hill in the middle of the city.It is the central landmark of Vaduz is the Castle, actually a medieval fortress expanded in the 16th and 17th century. The earliest explicit...

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  • Vaduz Town hall

    The building in Vaduz was constructed in 1932/33 according to the plans of Franz Roeckle and was renovated from 1982 to 1984. Its southern façade is particularly noteworthy, with its ornaments around the window and the balcony fresco by Johannes Troyer. On the front of the building facing the street, the coat of arms of Vaduz is chiseled into...

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  • City Pavements with Stamps!

    They have some weird painted cow figures and giant stamps put on the pavement. It's slightly scary to be in a nation where stamps are taken so seriously..however we found it quite preety!

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  • Castle Walk - Views

    The walk up to the Castle offers great views over the town of Vaduz and beyond. There are a variety of viewing points on the walk up to the walls of the castle (no you can't go in - just look) Along the walk you have many interesting information boards outlining the history of Liechtenstein and the Castle. You can see most of the town's main sights...

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  • Kunstmuseum - Art Museum

    Liechtenstein travel guides describe this building as one of the most significant contributions to Vaduz architecture in recent years. It certainly makes a contribution but I think the big lump of a building looks hideous, but hey, who am I to criticise?the building was opened in 2000 and houses the country's top collection of contemporary and...

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  • Music School

    If you didn't know it was there you might miss it but the Liechtenstein School of Music or Rheinbergerhaus is located just by the Cathedral at the end of Stadtle. The house was the birthplace of Liechtenstein's most famous composer, Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 - 1901). Today the house is home to the Liechtenstein School of Music and Memorial to...

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  • Mitteldorf Village

    In my opinion a stroll through Mitteldorf is far more interesting than Stadtle. You get a sense of tradition that is lacking in the centre of Vaduz as you stroll through this old and historic area of Vaduz. Of course the most famous building in the area is the beautiful 'Red House' but there are other quaint and picturesque buildings and houses...

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  • Stadtle

    Stadtle is the self-proclaimed cultural and commercial centre of Vaduz where most of the town's museums, shops, restaurants and administration is centred. The Rathaus/Town Hall, Parliament Building, National Museum, Government Building, Art Museum and Stamp Museum are all located on this street as well a series of Sculptures which are dotted along...

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  • Rathaus/Town Hall

    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...

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  • Princely Vault

    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

    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...

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  • Government Building

    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.

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  • Red House

    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...

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  • Schloss Vaduz

    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...

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  • The cathedral

    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...

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  • The views

    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...

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  • Art museum

    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...

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  • Schloss Vaduz

    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...

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  • Svelen Rhine Bridge

    Near the town of Vaduz there is an interesting wooden bridge over the Alpenrhein river. It was built in 1901 and it is nowday in use.

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  • Rathaus

    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.

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  • Red House

    The Red House is the ancient building of Vaduz. It was built in the Middle Ages as part of the Monastery of St. Johann. The heavy tower was added in 1904.

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  • St. Florin´s Parish Church

    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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  • Government Building

    The Government Building is a nice building built in 1905 with interesting facade with decorations. It is the seat of the government and parliament of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

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  • Städtle Road: the Main Street

    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.

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  • Liechtenstein National Museum

    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.

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  • Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

    The Fine Arts Museum is located in the center of Vaduz. You can notice immediately for its architecture: it is a black cube. Inside you can see international modern and contemporary art.

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  • Vaduz Castle

    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...

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  • Art Museum

    The Art Museum (KunstMuseum) in Vaduz would fit into most contemporary city scapes. While it's pastoral hunting scenes on the ground floor will not hold the attention of many for long, the modern art installations on the top floor vary and the installation there when I visited held the attention.This may have been because it was a disorienting pure...

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  • The Red House

    The ancient Red House, former "Vaistlihof" is one of the oldest buildings in Vaduz dating back to the 15th century. It consists of a gabled structure with a timber framed tower, which was added in the early 19th century. The grounds of the house were home to the royal vineyards and therefore an old wine press from the 17th century can still be seen...

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  • Town Hall

    The Town Hall was built in 1932/33 according to plans of Franz Roeckle (Frankfurt/Vaduz). The south facade has colourful ornaments around the windows and a balcony fresco which was created by Johannes Troyer.On the front of the building the coat of arms of Vaduz can be seen. It exists like this since the 26th of July 1978.Directions:The Town Hall...

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  • Middle town

    The original centre of Vaduz was the middle town (Mitteldorf). Like in the upper town (Oberdorf) you find many historically protected buildings here. There is even a little square with a fountain. The middle town is surrounded by many wine yards, therefore wine growing was probably the main income for the people who lived here.Directions:The middle...

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  • Rheinberger Birth House

    The composer Josef Rheinberger was born on the 17th March 1839 in Vaduz. His birth house has a nice little sundial on the southern facade. In front of the building a bust of the composer can be found.In 1851 he entered the Munich Conservatorium and wrote a large number of works. He died on the 25th November 1901 in Munich.Directions:The Rheinberger...

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  • St. Florin's Cathedral

    The St. Florin's Cathedral is situated on the site of a medieval chapel. It was built in Neo Gothic style in the late 19th century by the Viennese architect Friedrich von Schmidt who also designed the City Hall of Vienna. Vaduz became an independent parish after the consecration of the then church.Directions:The St. Florin's Cathedral is located in...

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  • Vaduz Castle

    Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz) is the main landmark in Liechtenstein's capital. It was built as a kind of fortress in the 12th century. Extensive renovations took place at the beginning of the 19th century. Since 1938 it is the official residence of the Princely Family and therefore it is not accessible to the public. A popular vantagepoint called...

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  • St. Florian's Parish Church

    I took a stroll through the center of Vaduz early in the morning and came up on the church. The door was open, so I stuck my head in for a moment. The architecture is similar to that of Switzerland with the clock on the bell tower. The design is neo-Gothic as it was built in the 1800's on the grounds of an older chapel.

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  • Hike up to the castle

    Upon arrival into Vaduz, I could see that the front of the castle was completely covered in scaffolding. I decided to take the foot path from town up to the castle to see if the back side was any better. Indeed, it was much better. There was evidence of renovation in some areas, but at least I have seen the castle for myself. The setting is against...

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