expensive, not so much to visit
a day trip is enough
There are people, who just visit Liechtenstein for the moment they get their passport stamped. I hope not to disappoint you when I tell you that this is not an official stamp. Still, it is the only you will get as there are no border controles - neither to Switzerland nor to Austria. You can have your passport stamped at the main tourist...more
The castle is the official residence of the prince of Liechenstein so you can watch it only from outside. Part of the castle seems being built in the 12th centurry and the parts of the eastern sides are the oldest. During the swabia war the castle was burned in 1499 and it has been acquired by the princlely family of Liechenstein in 1712.more
In the center of the town there are some nice sculptures. The one that caught my attention was the Botero's one as he is one of my favourite artists. The Reclining woman, a sculpture which displays a reclined naked female figure can be found on the main street of Vaduz, north of the Liechenstein museum of fine arts.more
The Rhine river forms the border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland and for centuries there have been bridges crossing the Rhine at this spot. The present wooden bridge dates from 1901 and was even used for motorized traffic until 1975. Inside the bridge, you can see where exactly you cross the border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.more
The Alps are probably not the best known region for wine, but in Liechtenstein wine culture is well alive and celebrated. The Royal family owns a vineyard close to the city of Vaduz where you can not only sample the local wines, but also dine out.As you might have guessed, this is far away from my usual price range. But even for people like me,...more
The town hall was completed in 1933 after the city decided that it needed a new building for its administration. However, the costs were higher than expecte so that the city decided to rent part of it as office space. It wasn't until 1984 when the last lessee, a bank, moved out.The shape of the building is inspired by a medieval Gothic town hall,...more
St. Florin was built between 1863 and 1873 in neogothic style on the site of a former medieval chapel. The leading architekt was Ignaz von Bank, but it was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt who also designed Vienna city hall. Some of the items in the church are older, including some 16th and 17th century statues. In the 1960s and 1970s, the church...more
A simple, modern design with straight lines, it looks like a house on a child's drawing. It was built in 2008 and is the first building used exclusively for parliamentary activities in Liechtenstein. It is the heart of the „governmental district“ of Liechtenstein, which also consists of the state archives and the governmental offices...more
Probably not the most beautiful building in the country, it houses an interesting collection of modern art. The museum started in 1968 in the rooms of a former casino, the present building was opened in 1996. The museum is funded by private investors, the state and the Royal family which has some of their modern paintings on loan to the museum....more
The castle is well known a s a symbol for the whole Principality of Liechtenstein. However, it is used as a residence by the Royal family and therefore not open to the public. Visitor however are welcome to walk up to the castle (15 minutes using the footpath/steps) and roam the castle grounds. On the way up there, you will also see some boards...more
This museum looks smaller than it really is and if you are into history, it is easy to spend at least two hours in here. The museum is located in the main old building as well as in new annexes which make an easy overview pretty impossible. Landemuseum focuses on the history of Liechtenstein as well as anything related to it: Old crafts, coins,...more
It was a quiet Saturday, and I was unable to get into the Cathedral. However, I was able to explore the grounds and see some of the external facilities. One other area not accessible was the Prince's Crypt.EXTRACT FROM WIKIPEDIA:"Vaduz Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Florin (German: St. Florinskirche in Vaduz or Kathedrale St. Florin), is a...more
The centre is open daily from 09.00 to 17.00. It has a friendly staff and in addition to the tourist information service, there is a good post shop and knowledgeable staff.I made quite a few purchases and also ensured that the Tourist Information Bureau, stamped my passport with a tourist Visa.more
According to article 2 of the Liechtenstein Constitution, “the Principality is a constitutional hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis; the power of the State is inherent in and issues from the Reigning Prince and the people…”I have always wanted to visit Liechtenstein; and have to admit I was very pleased by the visit. I am a...more
I tried to ensure that I visited all the cultural spots in Vaduz, and I might have missed this venue as it is at the top of the building called Engländerbau - and would not have walked further up the stairs had I not seem people coming down them.It is a fairly large space, and it hosts many different exhibitions. It was a welcoming space and the...more
Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein
Good for: Business
Staedtle 23, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein
Good for: Families
A 13 Motorway, Sevelen/Vaduz exit, Triesen, 9495, Liechtenstein
Good for: Couples
It began its life as an English pub called „Old Castle Inn“ and went the way many pubs in England went as well. It became the alpine version of the „Slug and Lettuce“, a gastro concept for the better off where beer plays only a minor role. It was OK for having a beer, but lacked the atmospheree you are looking for when you visit a pub. Audience was...more
It was rather quiet, but it was early February and it was rather snowy. However the restaurant was welcoming and the staff provided excellent service.The menu was good and I enjoyed the food. However the coffee was not so great, rather weak. try the traditional dishes - you will enjoy them!more
Located on the main pedestrianised street through Vaduz, Café Wolf is a café/restaurant/bar. We were feeling like a coffee, and as it started to drizzle as we were walking by it seemed the perfect opportunity to stop.We grabbed a table outside under a large umbrella. A friendly waitress came over and we asked for a menu as we wanted to see what...more
Wanting to have some lunch before ending our brief visit to Vaduz and Liechtenstein, we decided to eat at the Old Castle Inn, based on HORSCHECK's recommendation. As it was a warm day we chose to sit out on the front covered terrace. The only issue with this was that we seemed to be surrounded by people smoking. Initially we were tempted by the...more
One of the restaurant I can think of: wonderful dishes served with style. Simple with only a hint of an innovative touch - and all prepared with the freshest ingredients on the market - often with locally made products and meat from home breeders.There's also an endless selection of wines - including delicious local wines. The food was all...more
Many towns in switzerlad offer every day two daily tickets that allow you to travel for one day using train and busses all over the country. The tickets are very convenient as you may pay 37 francs a trip that normally costs more than 100. At this link you can check which towns have the daily cards available for the days you are interested in....more
Liechtenstein is a small country, therefore you only need to use the buses for longer distances or in case that you can not walk too much. If weather permits, you can even take a 15 min. walk between Vaduz and Schaan, the two largest towns of the country.Other than that, Liechtenstein has a very dense bus system and while the travel hub is in...more
Chili con carne is certainly not a typical food of the Alpine regions of Europe, so why this posting in this travel page?Well, the fact is that I never happened to find products with a "Made in Liechtenstein" label ... except from the cans of chili con carne sold in the Swiss supermarkets of the Coop chain.Is it good? Well, of course it is not like...more
Radio Liechtenstein is... well, just a radio - with news, interviews, music and so on... in German, so not for everyone. And yet, everyone should listen to it - just to say you have done it, of course - but also to know what's up the in principality.here are some of its frequences:Vaduz: 96.9 FMMalbun: 100.3 FMTriesenberg: 89.2 FMmore
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Like all places that you travel it is smart to have the right Travel Insurance for your travel needs. Here in Vaduz ,in this lovely quiet, tranquil setting anything can happen. Travelling is supposed to be lots of fun and is difficult to even think of something going wrong.
When I'm formulating my travel plans Travel Insurance is really high on my list of things to put in place. So, after a couple of bad experiences..(everybody has them) I make sure that I am covered for Accident,medical,hospital, theft and loss of baggage...but the most Important clause is the repatriation back home in case of the worst scenario.. Like Bali...So when travelling I always carry the neccesary Travel Insurance for my needs. Hospital and medical costs can be horrendous and can ruin your holiday or travel plans in a moment.. Travel insurance can vary a lot in costs depending on what you are doing and where you are going as some places are considered more dangerous than others..I don't jump off bridges, or out of aeroplanes so I keep the costs to a minimum..but also,...it gives me peace of mind to know its there,...and hopefully I don't need to use it.
Vaduz Castle is the city's main attraction, but it's so far out of town that it ends up being off the beaten path. The most comfortable way to get there is by car, although it's possible to walk there from the city.The castle is a medieval fortress. The original building dates back to the 12th century, but only parts of the original plan is intact...more
Vaduz as Luzerna has a beautiful wooden bridge. Leaving Vaduz, you get to the Rhine (not to Balzers or Sargans) and next to the modern concrete bridge for car traffic, and old wooden bridge can be found for pedestrians and cyclists only. Between Vaduz and Sevelen, Saint-Gall, Switzerland it was finished at 1901.more
Liechtenstein, with its 34,000 inhabitants, is one of the smallest states in the world. Vaduy, its sleepy capital, has only 5,150 residents. Because of the high number of banks, you may even think that there's a bank for every person...
Other than a capital, since 1939 vaduz is also a Princely Residence.
Fondest memory: Vaduz at the weekend, when the banks are closed, closes down too. I was surprised to see how many hotels and restaurants had closed down once the businessmenn had left town. Only a handful of curious asian tourists (besides us) roamed the little streets. Local people did seem to keep mostly to their houses, except for a couple of kids with their skateboard who - like all other kids with a skateboard, were trying hard to knock themselves out. They seemed to enjoy to have the city nearly to themselves.