Vaduz actually derives from “water pipe” and not from “money pipe”

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City Hall © Hans G. Oberlack

City Hall © Hans G. Oberlack

Vaduz, with the Princely Residence, the Government and Parliament, is the capital of Liechtenstein. In the town center, known as the “Städtle”, there are museums, street cafés and many attractive shops. Vaduz is particularly well known as an international financial center, especially since CDs are making the round, which are pretty interesting for some finance ministers from other countries. Tourist holds Vaduz and Liechtenstein ready are interesting tourist places, especially for families and so called silent tourism. Vaduz is architecturally interesting, but it offers no great surprises especially because of the size of the town. It’s nevertheless worse a journy or two.

Vaduz Castle © Michael Gredenberg

Vaduz Castle © Michael Gredenberg

Vaduz Castle can be seen from far away. It dates back to the 13th century and is now the residence of the Princely Family. This is why the Castle is not open to visitors. From the Städtle, there is a paved trail up to the castle with explanatory historical notice boards. The “Känzile”, a small viewing terrace at the start of the trail in Schlossstrasse, offers a splendid view over Vaduz.

City Center © Andrew Bossi

City Center © Andrew Bossi

In the Städtle, inviting street cafés in the pedestrian precinct are pleasant places in which to take a break and many attractive shops are located here as well. Numerous cultural attractions can be found here. A visit to the Art Museum, the National Museum, the Post Museum, the Engländerbau exhibition building and the small private galleries will give visitors an idea of the variety of the country.

Red House © Aliman5040

Red House © Aliman5040

The historical trail “With Goethe through Vaduz” provides a great deal of information about Vaduz and Liechtenstein. An audio guide to accompany the visitor on this tour comprising 17 stages is available from the Liechtenstein Tourist Office. The trail takes you across the Städtle, through the countryside and into the neighborhoods of Mitteldorf and Oberdorf. Its theme is an exciting journey of discovery through art, architecture, culture, history, gastronomy and wine.

Vaduz also has much to offer as regards sports. In addition to one of the largest open-air swimming-pools of the region, a tennis hall, a squash center, tennis courts in the midst of idyllic woodland scenery, a football stadium, a skate park and a mini-golf course, Vaduz has an attractive network of footpaths and cycle-ways. This provides access to the greenbelt recreation area of Haberfeld and other natural beauty spots around Vaduz.

To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facepage pages/Twitter accounts. Read more on Vaduz.li, Liechtenstein Tourism und Wikipedia Vaduz. Learn more about the use of photos.




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