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    Tourist Attractions in Liechtenstein

    The most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions in Liechtenstein. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Liechtenstein

    Liechtenstein is one of the dwarf states of Europe, or rather a principality located on the border of Austria and Switzerland. It is a small enclave of prosperity, stability and a high standard of living. There are about 40 thousand people living in the whole country, in the largest city there are 6 thousand inhabitants. Only 120 employees serve in law enforcement agencies.

    Liechtenstein is located among the picturesque Alps. Mountain peaks sparkle against the background of quiet and well-groomed streets of Shana and Vaduz, alpine meadows and forests are spread out. It will be interesting to visit the principality for fans of skiing, cyclists and just lovers of outdoor activities.

    In a short period of time in Liechtenstein, you can do a lot: see castles scattered among the mountains, sunbathe on comfortable beaches on the banks of the Rhine, enjoy the luxury of hotels and impeccable service.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Liechtenstein

    Vaduz Castle

    The structure was built in the early Middle Ages. Its owners were natives of the noble family of Werdenberg-Sargans. Later, the castle was restored, overgrown with new buildings. Nowadays Vaduz serves as the official residence of the ruling prince, access to tourists there is open only on August 15. This is a public holiday, in honor of which a festival is held on the territory of the castle.

    Vaduz Castle
    Guttenberg Castle

    Guttenberg Castle

    A beautifully preserved medieval fortress in the south of the state, one of the most iconic attractions. It is believed that it was built in the XI-XII centuries. The castle rises 70 m above the surroundings, there is a rose garden and a Gothic chapel in the courtyard. Festivals are often held here, theater troupes perform. Only during the celebration, anyone can enter the territory.

    Government House

    Located in the capital city of Vaduz, it is an architectural monument of historical significance (it came under protection in 1992). The building appeared at the beginning of the XX century, the architect Gustav von Neumann emphasized the neo-Baroque style during construction. The building looks very neat, elegant and completely fits into the surrounding landscape. The Government House is an ornament and a business card of the capital.

    Government House
    Vaduz Town Hall

    Vaduz Town Hall

    The building is used for meetings and meetings of the City Council of the capital. The architecture is designed with German rigor and Swiss precision, characterized by laconic forms and functional elements. In the meeting room there is a gallery of portraits of the princes of Liechtenstein, as well as city mayors. The Town Hall appeared in 1932, the construction was carried out under the supervision of architect F. Relay.

    Stadle Street

    A pedestrian street where the main attractions of the capital are concentrated. Here, in cozy cafes, you can slowly drink coffee with fresh pastries or visit numerous shops. There are a large number of interesting sculptures on the Shtedle, which create a special atmosphere in this place. There is also a post office museum, an English House and some administrative buildings.

    Stadle Street
    Vaduz Cathedral (St. Florin's Cathedral)

    Vaduz Cathedral (St. Florin's Cathedral)

    A neo-Gothic church built in the XIX century on the site of an old medieval church. The cathedral is dedicated to one of the local saints and patrons Florin Remussky. Despite the fact that the cathedral is Catholic, the exterior and interior decoration correspond more to Protestant canons – modesty and restraint in the decoration of walls, statues, lack of rich decoration and unnecessary pomp.

    Liechtenstein State Museum

    In this place you can get acquainted with the history of the country, learn interesting facts and comprehend the events that have taken place here for centuries. The museum consists of two old and one modern buildings, there is also a small branch in the community of Schellenberg. There are collections of antiques, paintings, weapons, tableware, various items that once belonged to the princely family of Liechtenstein.

    Liechtenstein State Museum
    Liechtenstein Postal Museum

    Liechtenstein Postal Museum

    It is under the jurisdiction of the State Museum, the date of foundation is considered to be 1930. It contains a large collection of stamps issued in the Principality since 1912. The exhibition also contains documents related to postal affairs, engraving tools, printing machines, stamp sketches, postmen's uniforms. Temporary exhibitions are regularly organized in the museum, where expositions from other galleries are placed.

    Liechtenstein Museum of Art

    A modern building, opened in 2000. This is a museum of modern art, as most of the exposition consists of fashionable installations and interesting art objects, among which sculptures deserve special attention. The structure is a black cube, the walls are decorated with pebbles from the Rhine River. The museum also houses a huge private collection of Prince Liechtenstein.

    Liechtenstein Museum of Art
    Three Sisters Mountain (Dry Schwestern)

    Three Sisters Mountain (Dry Schwestern)

    A natural attraction on the border of Liechtenstein with Austria. At the foot there is a castle and a chapel of the IX century, at the top there are the ruins of another castle, once a princely residence. There are several climbing routes of varying complexity around the mountain, and a picturesque view of the valley opens from the top. The peaks rise above the capital of the principality — the city of Vaduz.