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Vaduz - The diminutive capital of tiny Liechtenstein

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A March 2003 trip to Vaduz by Invicta73

Vaduz - Cathedral Photo, Vaduz, Liechtenstein More Photos
Quote: Just like many other visitors to Liechtenstein, I decided to go there primarily due to curiosity about the fairly unknown country. Despite the lack of any particularly renowned sights, Vaduz proved to be an appealing place in which to spend some time.

Vaduz - The diminutive capital of tiny Liechtenstein

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Overview

Vaduz - Cathedral Photo, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Although it is the capital, Vaduz is really quite small, and does not differ too much from similarly sized settlements elsewhere in the region. Therefore the leading tourist attractions are unsurprisingly those that do actually representative distinctiveness from such places. A couple of the most obvious of these can be easily summarised using one word--stamps! Obtaining the rather plain passport stamp and purchasing some postage stamps are both popular things to do. However, my personal highlight of being there was undoubtedly going to the Liechtenstein Art Museum. Housed in an aesthetically pleasing modern structure, ...Read More

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Restaurant

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To say that Vaduz is actually a better place for eating and drinking than for sightseeing is perhaps not too unfair. The number of places in which to get some food or liquid refreshment seems to owe more to the immense national wealth, rather than the size of the population. There are several cosy restaurants in the centre, and on sunny days and warm evenings, outside tables on Rathausplatz, the appealing main square, are popular. Of the various choices, I found the establishment known simply as Lett to be a particularly pleasant option. Located close to the heart of the capital, and open day and night throughout the week, except for Sundays and public holidays, it is a convenient spot...Read More

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Lett
Lettstrasse
Vaduz
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Liechtenstein Art Museum

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Attraction

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Finding many things to do in Vaduz is not necessarily an easy task. However, the time spent in the Liechtenstein Art Museum transformed my day trip to the minute capital from relatively uninspiring to worthwhile and enjoyable. Until November 2000, the national art collection was located in a former casino. The move to a modern purpose built home came about due to an initiative from the country's current monarch, Prince Hans Adam. When parliament initially objected to the idea, he simply dissolved the institution and continued anyway! The young Swiss grouping of Morger, Degelo & Kerez won an international architectural competition during the late 1990s, therefore earning the honour...Read More

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Liechtenstein Art Museum
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Vaduz

Vaduz Sights & Attractions

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Attraction | "Vaduz Sights"

Vaduz Sights & Attractions Photo, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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In some ways, Vaduz is typical of places throughout the region, and shares many of the same attractions, for example lovely scenery. However it is also the capital of a country, albeit a tiny one, and therefore offers a few more things to see than might otherwise be expected from such a place. Probably the best-known and most important sight is the Liechtenstein Art Museum. The gallery is home to a good collection of works, including part of the renowned private collection owned by the local royal family. Meanwhile, above the centre on a charming wooded hillside is a relatively understated, but really quite beau...Read More

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Searching for distinctive Liechtenstein

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Whilst visiting local attractions and seeing lovely architecture or beautiful natural scenery often provides enjoyable focus when spending time in a new destination, it is actually experiencing the particular atmosphere of the place that is for me the real pleasure of travel. However, doing so sometimes can be fairly difficult. Before going there, I felt that finding many distinctive things in Liechtenstein could prove to be a challenge. After all, in addition to being one of the world's smallest countries, it is, perhaps more pertinently, completely surrounded by a pair of culturally similar nations that are both much larger and better known. In fact, had history turned out slightly differen...Read More