Vaduz and Liechtenstein: 10 Must-See Attractions

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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The Principality of Liechtenstein, is located in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria and is one of the smallest states in Europe and the world. It is a purely mountainous country and the only urban agglomerations develop around the river valley.

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein, a typical not very well known alpine town that is located along the right bank of the River Rhine, and houses the castle and the museums of the Prince, but also other small curiosities. If you want to spend a slightly different holiday, Liechtenstein awaits you.
Here 10 things to see in and around Vaduz.


  1. Das Städtle
  2. Art Museum Liechtenstein
  3. Vaduz Cathedral
  4. Vaduz Castle
  5. Gasthof Löwen
  6. Ski Museum
  7. Post and postage stamp museum
  8. Old Bridge
  9. Municipality of Balzers
  10. Municipality of Eschen and village of Nendeln
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Das Städtle

Das Städtle is the main street of Vaduz, the hub of the city ​​center. It is characterized by a long street, full of shops and clubs. Here, tourists can relax, eat and shop. But not only! In the city center you can admire various buildings with different architectural styles. Das Städtle also includes the government quarter and the town hall. Near the latter there is a beautiful bronze sculpture by Nag Arnoldi, entitled "Big Horse". It is life size and represents a horse in 3 different poses.

  • Where it is: Städtle - Used by most buses
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  • Rates: -

2 - Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, best known for tourists as National Art Gallery of Liechtenstein, is a museum designed by the architects Meinrad Morger, Heinrich Degelo and Christian Kerezblack. Inside there are works ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day and are. Among these masterpieces there are also important sculptures of the collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein and a part reserved for members ofPoor art.

  • Where it is: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Städtle - reachable on foot in 3 minutes from the center
  • Open every day except Mondays from 10am to 17pm
  • Rates: Starting from € 13,00

3 - Vaduz Cathedral

La St. Florin's Cathedral is the main town church. It is the seat of the archdiocese of Vaduz. The building was built between 1869 and 1873 by Friedrich von Schmidt with funding from the Princes of Liechtenstein. The church is in neo-Gothic style with three naves. The cathedral is characterized by a tower with four small clocks on its facades.

  • Where it is: St. Florinsgasse 15 - reachable on foot in 8 minutes from the center
  • Open every day.
  • Rates: free admission

4 - Vaduz Castle

It has belonged to the royal family since 1712, but only since 1938 has it become the official residence. the castle and make it their official residence. The castle stands on a promontory just above the capital, but unfortunately it is not open to tourist visits.

Once a year, on the occasion of the principality party, the gardens are opened to subjects to allow them to take part in a special mass held inside the private chapel and at the end of it to attend the fireworks.
As already mentioned, it is not allowed to visit the castle, but it can still be granted a walk worthy of the best fairy tales. So you can touch the splendid forest on the Grüschaweg and reach theold Walser village of Triesenberg, located higher. From the beech forest there are "natural windows" that allow you to admire sweeping views of the rhine valley and the Alpstein: a charm!
The walk takes a couple of hours and is easy, therefore within everyone's reach. It is wonderful when done in spring and autumn.

  • Where it is: Bergstrasse 2 - reachable on foot in 18 minutes from the center or by bus 21

5 - Gasthof Löwen

It is a structure dating back to 1380. Now it is a hotel-restaurant with a particular atmosphere, housed in an ancient building with interesting interiors (including a large, old press in one of the stone rooms used as private dining rooms). Here you can enjoy the typical gastronomy of the Principality. In summer it is also possible to eat on the terrace and thus enjoy a beautiful view of the castle.

  • Where it is: Herrengasse 35 - Accessible by bus 11
  • Every day from 11:30 to 23
  • Rates: -

6 - Ski Museum

More than 100 years of European history of the sport are enclosed in this museum. A treat for fans. Not surprisingly, during the winter, the mountains of the Principality offer excellent resorts for winter sports lovers.

  • Where it is: Near Fabrikweg - Accessible by bus 11,12, 13 and
  • Open Monday to Friday from 14pm to 18pm
  • Rates: Around € 5,50

7 - Museum of post and stamps

A small museum full of stamps that illustrates everything the philatelic history of the Principality. It is free and if you are passionate you could stay inside for a long time given the quantity of stamps on display, some of which are also valuable. There are fun activities for children with sealing wax and sympathetic ink.

  • Where it is: Städtle 37 - reachable on foot in 2 minutes from the center
  • Every day from 10 to 12 and from 13 to 17
  • Rates: Free admission

8 - Old Bridge

It is the last remaining bridge among those that in the last century connected Vaduz with the Swiss city of Sevelen. All the other bridges crossing the Rhine were replaced over time by concrete structures. For obvious reasons, it is now forbidden to travel with cars and motorcycles. It was restored in 2009-2010. From inside it is possible to see the border line between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

  • Where it is: Vaduz, Alte Rheinbrücke - accessible by bus 11,12,12E, 13,21,40
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  • Rates: Free admission

9 - Municipality of Balzers

It is one of the municipalities of the Principality of Liechtenstein, fourth in order of population. The town is dominated by Burg Gutenberg, ancient castle of the thirteenth century. It stands on a hill overlooking the town. It can be reached via the Burgweg, the road leading to the building. It is a museum open to the public, with a chapel that can be visited and a rose garden. The castle is one of the best preserved in the Principality.

  • Where it is: Approximately 16 minutes from Vaduz - accessible by bus and train
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  • Rates: Free admission

10 - Municipality of Eschen and village of Nendeln

Ash trees, is known for Pfrundhaus, a th century building now used as show room for local artists and for its Chapel of the Holy Cross. In addition, an easy half-hour walk begins from this town which will lead you to enjoy a superb view of the surrounding area.
It is also interesting to visit the hamlet of Nendeln, a famous village for its pottery, a tradition that dates back to 1836. Here you can observe this delicate art thanks to a tour that will take you to the workshops to explore ovens and tools of the trade.

  • Where it is: Approximately 30 minutes from Vaduz - accessible by bus and train
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  • Rates: Free admission

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