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    The red house

    by call_me_rhia Updated May 19, 2006

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    The Red House is in fact a red house with an annexed tower. it's not a simple house: it's the oldest house in Vaduz.
    In the past it was called Vaistlihof, home of the Vaistlis. Today it is the oldest house in Vaduz. In the 16th century it used to belong to the St. Johann Monastery in the Thurtal Valley until it was bought by a lay family, the Vaistlis ineeed. The tower was a later addition (1807).
    You can also see an old press beam ("Torkelbaum") in the right corner to the house.

    Vaistlihof
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    Schloss Vaduz

    by sue_stone Written Jul 28, 2008

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    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.

    Schloss Vaduz Schloss Vaduz on the hill
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    Castle of Vaduz

    by elcolibri Written Sep 22, 2004

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    The castle was built in the 12th century at top of a hill in Vaduz and is the residence of one of the oldest royal families. The Castle cannot be visited, but guided tours in Vaduz offer interesting insights into the history of the castle and the Princely Family.

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    The Postage Stamp Museum

    by Odiseya Updated Sep 28, 2015

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    The Postage Stamp Museum (original name: Postmuseum des Fürstentums Liechtenstein) was on top of my list when we decide to visit Vaduz instead St. Gallen.

    This museum is easy to find in nice pedestrian street.

    I was learn that museum is founded in 1930 but it was opened later, in 1936. It is located in the English Building Art Space on one floor. Museum is part of the Liechtenstein National Museum.
    There is interesting collection of stamps and you can get free informational flyers and leaflets.
    It was interesting enough, I like stamps. Nice collection of local stamps and other postage items.

    In floor above there is simple art room or exhibit. Nothing much but when you here why not visit and this.

    Opening times
    Every day from 10 a.m. til 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. til 5 p.m.

    This was only institution that I found at that time that enter is free.

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    Liechtenstein’s National Art Museum

    by elcolibri Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Liechtenstein’s National Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein) was inaugurated in November 2000 as a museum of fine arts. The architectural work of art, an eye-catching black cube, is situated in the center of Vaduz. The collection of the national exhibition focuses on international modern and contemporary art. Liechtenstein’s National Art Museum mainly shows artistic works since 1900 from its own collection and changing exhibitions on 1,750 sq. m/18,725 sq ft of floor space. Liechtenstein’s National Art Museum is a place of encounters characterized by a lively interaction with art.

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    Vaduz castle

    by Odiseya Written Sep 28, 2015

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    Vaduz castle is popular landmark of whole country but since is private residence you can admire only from far or even close since there is a path up to hill and lead you just next to castle. I did that and it was quite challenging journey. Along the road there are benches and interpretative boards with information about country. I take photos of it. Since it was exhausted to walk up there it was good excuse to stop and rest wile read. In one point you walk up to nice viewpoint and you can take photos of entire area. It is very nice panorama view!

    Down the hill was easier but not much. I read that people instead this journey take walk to next town and I will do that if I ever come back here.

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    Get It!!

    by huwhit Written Aug 21, 2005

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    As I say on my front page to Vaduz, you don't really get your Passpart stamped all that much in Europe these days.

    But in Leichtenstein, you can pay E1,50 for the privelige. Go to the Info office in the main square to GET STAMPED!!!

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    The government building

    by elcolibri Written Sep 22, 2004

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    The government building (Regierungsgebäude) was completed in 1905 and is the seat of the government and parliament. The government building is a landmark of this part of Vaduz . The government building and “Verweserhaus” are living proof of the fact that Vaduz has been the capital since 1342 and the residence – with interruptions – of the lords of the old lands of Vaduz and of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

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    New Parliament Building

    by desert_princess Written Jun 25, 2006

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    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.

    New Parliament Building New Parliament Building
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    St. Florin´s Parish Church

    by call_me_rhia Updated May 19, 2006

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    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.

    St. Florin��s Parish Church
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    Town hall - Rathaus

    by Odiseya Written Sep 28, 2015

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    Town hall in Vaduz (original name: Gemeindeverwaltung Rathaus) is great photo object and meeting point.

    It is very beautiful and big building. It was built between 1932 and 1933 according to plans by Franz Roeckle, local architect. That a medieval urban planning, inspired building has since been the venue of municipal council meetings, seminars and conferences, many services and events too. I found information that that multipurpose of this administrative building start since their opening - 19th November 1933, the Town Hall was opened. The construction costs almost three times more then initial plan so the council decided, parts of the building for rent. In 1984, finally became the last lease - with the Liechtensteinische Landesbank and the parts of the town hall had used as currency exchange. Since then this town hall serves only its origin purposes.

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    the Town hall

    by call_me_rhia Updated May 19, 2006

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    The Town Hall of Vaduz is a nice pink building with a long row of little windows, although it is of recent built (around 1932-33 in fact).
    The ornaments around the window and the balcony fresco are by Johannes Troyer. The city's coat of arms is chiseled into stone.
    The best thing about the town hall, however, are the three bronze statues of the wild horses. They are made by a contemporary swiss sculpton from the italian speaking area of Switzerland: Nag Arnoldi - a failed dentist technician turned into one of Switzerland's best sculptors.

    the town hall detail of one of the horses the three horses
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    The English Building Art Space

    by Odiseya Written Sep 28, 2015

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    The English Building Art Space (original name Kunstraum Engländerbau) is locate in same building Engländerbau as The Postage Stamp Museum but on floor above.

    That project was created in 2002. Exhibitions, installations, performances and other projects are presented in 300m² of open space.

    It is venue of many cultural events with aim to promote contemporary art. There is no always exhibit and there was almost nothing I was visiting then is creative space and meeting room for artists.

    On their official site you can find list of cultural event here but on German language.

    Opening hours:
    Mondays - closed!
    Tuesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. till 8 p.m.
    Wednesday and Friday: 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.

    Enter is free of charge.

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    Liechtenstein National Museum

    by Odiseya Updated Sep 28, 2015

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    Liechtenstein National Museum is one of six museums in small Vaduz. You can see many artifacts that represent history of Liechtenstein and its natural history collection.

    I learn about interesting history of building of museum. It was build in 1438. Story tell that famous Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited 1788 princely tavern. That building was completely renovated 10 long years. It was finally open in 2008.

    I didn't enter, just admired from far. I found interesting sculptures outside of museums.

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.

    Fees:
    Adults: 8 Swiss francs
    Students, apprentices, senior citizens and groups of at least 10 persons: 5 Swiss francs
    Children up to the age of 16 years: free of charge.

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    Phoenix by Doris Bühler

    by Odiseya Written Sep 28, 2015

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    Phoenix by Doris Bühler is nice sculpture in popular Vaduz street. It was unrelieved in 2013 and made from bronze like many sculptures in Vaduz.

    Interesting is name, Ikar was my first thought. Then I read inscription. I like that they put information on every sculpture. This is one more human sculpture in Vaduz that depict power.

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