Rheinberger was a composer, and is described as "the great Liechtenstein composer..." and to commemorate him the Principality has erected this memorial to him. It is located between Government House and Vaduz Church.
The house behind the memorial was where he was born, and today is the Liechtenstein Music School.
He is best known for organ and church music, however he produced work in all spheres of music.
The museum is a contemporary art museum, and exhibits work from the Prince's collection and also hosts visiting exhibitions as well as any other art museum.
During my visit there were two exhibitions running over both floors.
There is a large café area on the ground floor.
No photography permitted - with or without a flash.
This museum is called the Liechtenstein Postage Stamp Museum; however it is more of a post museum of the Principality. However, they have an excellent exhibition showing the complete collection of their postage stamps.
It shows how they were created from design to printing.
This was an interesting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, keeping out of the rather cold weather. There were very few visitors in the museum, so I was not disturbed!
The museum had three separate exhibitions showing - two were no doubt the permanent collection (history of the Principality and Natural History) the temporary exhibition was entitled Mathematics!
Interesting work on show. There was also a small snack bar and a shop.
The first thing I saw after we parked at the lot was this granite cube with no windows ,that was claiming to be the Museum of arts. The museum was closed on Sunday , but a glance through the side window showed me I was not missing much. Sorry , I am not into modern art. I just don't understand it.....
Listed under No7 of the most ugliest buildings in the world > see
http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/t/1c7/ for the other 9:))
If you look up above the town of Vaduz you may catch a glimpse of Schloss Vaduz - the Castle. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century.
The Castle is still the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and is unfortunately closed to visitors.
Although you can't get into the castle grounds for a look around, it is still recommended to walk up to the castle as from here there are fabulous views across the country.
The Landesmuseum in Vaduz is the Liechtenstein National Museum. It is located next to the tourist information centre on pedestrianised Stadtle. The museum takes you on a journey through the history of the tiny principality, from medieval times till today.
We had a quick look around the museum, though found it a bit difficult as much of the information was only provided in German. The highlight for me was a set of stairs with a life-like fox sitting on the landing, and above it a series of wall-mounted fake moose (or deer) heads. Odd.
It's always good to have a map of the place you want to visit :)) I wish I had one every time I bump to a new place.Even tho you can manage without a map, as Vaduz is not really a megapolis. There is the castle ,to help you orientate yourself - obviously the center is located right under it. The buildings marked with red present the main sites of interest . I wish we had visited the river too , but none of us really paid attention while we were there...
Vaduz is popular for its stamps. You can buy stamps from here if you are a stamp collector. Or just for fun, you can send yourself a postcard from Vaduz. There are also statues / monuments in Vaduz for picture taking.
From their web site, listed below: "The central landmark of Vaduz is the Castle, actually a medieval fortress expanded in the 16th and 17th century. The earliest explicit mention of the fortress was in a document with which Court Rudolf von Werdenberg-Sargans pledged the fortress to Ulrich von Matsch. The owners at the time – and probably also the builders – were the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans."
"The castle keep (12th century) and the buildings on the eastern side are the oldest part of the complex. The tower’s footprint is 12 by 13 meters; the thickness of its walls at its base is up to 4 meters. The original entrance was on the courtyard side at 11 meters height."
"Since 1712, the Castle has been in the possession of the Princes of Liechtenstein." "The Castle has been the permanent residence of the Princely Family since 1938. It is not accessible to the public."
Although you can't visit inside, it's worth climbing up to see it and the great views from its vantage point.
See the 5 attached photos. The web site link is too long for the website field. Click here instead.
Perched above the town of Vaduz , its castle is built in the steep mountain walls and watches over peace in the city as a silent sentinel.It is closed for visitors , as the royal family has its headquarters there. All you can do is walk nearby :))
Fernando Botero (1932) . Laying woman / Ruhende frau 1993 . Bronze
The Botero sculpture is a donation by the Lampadia Foundation in memoriam of Bob Glynn,President 2002 / Museum of Arts Liechtenstein
This is the New Parliament Building of the Principality of Liechtenstein built by the Land Liechtenstein. built after the plans of Hansjoerg Goeritz .
It will include Parliament hall Faction Rooms ,Conference Rooms , Office rooms , Underground Car Park , Urban Lanscaping. Start of the construction site - Autumn 2002 . Opening : December 2006. Buliding costs - CHF 40 mio / Eur 27 mio.
The Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts is my first sight and impression of vaduz. We parked the car in an underground parking lot, we took the elevator to the street level and... a wonderful and enormous sculpture was standing right in front of me with a black (marble?) building in the background.
I remember shouting to my husband: f*ck*ng hell, this is a huge Botero.
Only then we realized it was the visit card of the Museum of Fine Arts. For us Vaduz became the city where the parking lot housed a Botero. Welcome to the rich man's world.
The collections of the museum focus on art since 1900, in particular sculpture, objects and installations.
St. Florin´s Parish Church is the city's Parish Church. Built between 1868 and 1873 in neo-gothic style, it stands on the sie of a medieval chapel
The neo-Gothic parish church of Vaduz was built between 1868 and 1873 on the site of a medieval chapel. The architect is the same architect who built the Vienna City Hall: the austrian Friedrich von Schmidt.
While the church itself is unassuming, the important fact is that, thanks to it, vaduz eventually became an independent parish.