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  • Roman Signer's Swiss Fountain
    Roman Signer's Swiss Fountain
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    Stamps on the cheap

    by Assenczo Updated Mar 28, 2015

    Do not miss to obtain a passport stamp from this exotic country, last German monarchy on the face of the Earth. At the time (1990s), at some central office of the Furstentum stamps were issued for a couple of bucks. Lots of fun!

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    Architecture

    by BlueLlama Written Sep 7, 2014

    Along with the unusually high number of sculptures, Vaduz is noteworthy for some unusual buildings. Two particularly struck me.

    Firstly,the looming greyness of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank, which, with its straight lines and rectangles, looks like it could be the setting for an art film about alienation. Perhaps it looks a bit more cheery in the sun, but it was fascinatingly gloomy on the overcast late afternoon I visited.

    The Kunstmuseum is even more monolithic - a similar dark grey hulk, but this time with even fewer adornments to break it up.

    The second building that interested me, however, was the new Parliament Building. Constructed of light coloured bricks, the colour spills onto the ground and creates a space that is very different to anywhere else in the small city. The building itself has an unusually steeply pitched roof, so that it recalled to me traditional dwellings in northern Europe.

    If you prefer traditional, then there are plenty of older buildings in Vaduz, but my impression was that they aren't quite what makes the city what it is. That is the interesting collection of modern architecture and sculpture.

    Liechtensteinische Landesbank New parliament building Old parliament building Town Hall - interesting, if ugly (in my opinion!)
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    Sculpture

    by BlueLlama Written Sep 7, 2014

    One of the things that is striking about Vaduz is how much art there is for such a tiny place. Not that it is surprising, given the wealth here, but it was the one thing that most made an impression on me. That and the very modern architecture that sits alongside it.

    I've written a separate tip about my favourite piece of Vaduz sculpture, the Swiss Fountain by Roman Signer, but there are many, many more. Also very eyecatching for me was the Z-Cube by Georg Malin. There is a Henry Moore - Figure in a Shelter - in the small park off Peter-Kaiser-Platz square. Some I liked less, I must admit, but the overall experience of seeing so many very different sculptures in what is really a small town was quite unique.

    More information on the sculptures here: http://www.tourismus.li/en/Vaduz-centre-of-culture/sculptures-in-Vaduz

    The tourist board seems to have a 20 CHF tour if you want a guide: http://www.tourismus.li/en/groups-conferences/guided-tours/further-guided-tours/Vaduz-Sculpture-Tour.html

    Z-Cube Henry Moore sculpture to the right
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    The Swiss Fountain

    by BlueLlama Written Sep 7, 2014

    The picture on my main Vaduz page shows a rectangular object... which on closer inspection turns out to be a concealed fountain. This unusual art is right at home in Vaduz's eccentric collection of sculptures.

    According to this page - http://www.tourismus.li/en/Vaduz-centre-of-culture/sculptures-in-Vaduz/the-swiss-fountain-by-roman-signer.html - the fountain was created by Roman Signer in 2003 and presented by theAssociation of Swiss Residents in Liechtenstein. Signer apparently comes from St Gallen, a Swiss area right on the border with Liechtenstein.

    I enjoyed the surprise of this water feature, which looks so forbidding from a distance. You can walk through and experience the water jetting overhead.

    Roman Signer's Swiss Fountain

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    New Parliament Building

    by pure1942 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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 who won a design competition for the contract to build the New Parliament building.

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    Princely collections

    by loisl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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 representation. Thus, a rich inventory of works of art has been compiled over the centuries, not only including painters and sculptors like Rembrandt, Rubens, Jodaens, Batoni, Duquesnoy, Susini, Rauchmiller and Soldani, but also telling the most beautiful stories of Greek and Roman antiquity.

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    Schloss Vaduz

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jun 13, 2010

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    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

    by mallyak Written Sep 4, 2008

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    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 was renovated from 1965 to 1966 and the exterior from 1975 to 1976

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    Vaduz Castle

    by mallyak Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    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 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.

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    Vaduz Town hall

    by mallyak Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    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 stone.
    The Princely hat symbolizes the Princely residence, and the church banner recalls the Counts of Werdenberg-Sargans in Vaduz, under whose rule the cornerstone of the later sovereignty of Liechtenstein was laid in 1342.

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    Castle Walk - Views

    by pure1942 Updated May 13, 2008

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    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 from the walk up the hill. the walk takes 15-20 minutes.

    View from Walk Wooded Walk Red House from Castle Walk View from Walk View from Walk

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    Kunstmuseum - Art Museum

    by pure1942 Updated May 13, 2008

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    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 modern art. Exhibitions are regularly held with items and pieces from the Prince's private art collection, one of the most extensive privately owned collections in the world.

    Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
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    Music School

    by pure1942 Updated May 13, 2008

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    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 the composer.

    Liechtenstein School of Music
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    Mitteldorf Village

    by pure1942 Written May 12, 2008

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    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 dotted around the area. The high stone walls also feature little miniature 'shrines' with religious statues standing in small hollows set into the walls along the street. You also get great views of Schloss Vaduz from street.

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    Stadtle

    by pure1942 Updated May 12, 2008

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    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 the street. I had the added bonus of arriving in town on the day of a local festival with live street entertainment and market stalls lining the street. The street had a very lively atmosphere but died very quickly in the evening when calm descended quickly on the street. Pity, I thought I was in for a party :)
    The street is fully pedestrianised and is a nice area to stroll through although it lacks a certain historic atmosphere, with a lot of more modern architecture lining the street. There is a sense that the street is trying too hard to become a cultural centre without having much real cultural substance and character. A much more original and traditional sense of culture is felt from the Mittledorf area of the town.

    Stadtle Stadtle Sculpture Stadtle, Main Square and Rathaus from Castle Hill Art Museum Kunstmuseum on Stadle
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    Mareestrasse 29, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein

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    Staedtle 23, Vaduz, 9490, Liechtenstein

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