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Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. The town, located along the Rhine, has about 5,248 inhabitants, most of whom are Roman Catholic. Its cathedral is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop.

While Vaduz is better known internationally, it is actually not the largest town in the principality: neighbouring Schaan has a greater population.

Vaduz has a lively tourist industry, despite being one of the very few capital cities in the world without an airport or railway station. The closest railway station is Schaan-Vaduz located around 2km from the city centre in the town of Schaan. However, very few trains stop here except for a local service between Buchs SG in Switzerland and Feldkirch in Austria. There are extremely frequent bus connections between nearby mainline railway stations including Buchs SG, Sargans and Feldkirch. Mobile tourist offices are parked in central areas during the tourist seasons, with officers guiding the tourists. The city has a lively country market selling unique handmade souvenirs.

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455 meters elevation )
capital of Liechtenstein
residence of the Princely Family
seat of the Government and Parliament
Vaduz Castle, old neighborhoods of Mitteldorf and Oberdorf, Red House, Liechtenstein High School, Music School, Hochschule Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts (opened November 2000)
Liechtenstein National Museum, Postal Museum, Ski Museum, National Library
cinema, indoor tennis and squash courts, open-air swimming pool with water slide, mini-golf course, Hang-Loose paragliding school, various sports facilities
General information on Vaduz
Vaduz Castle, the most prominent landmark of the town, is the residence of the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. The former farming town, known mainly for its excellent wine, has become a location for internationally recognized industry and trade, banks, and various service enterprises and many shopping opportunities.
Vaduz is home to the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum, the Liechtenstein High School, the Music School, the Hochschule Liechtenstein, the Postal (postage stamp) Museum, the Ski Museum, the National Library, an open-air swimming pool, the Rhine Park Stadium, and various other sports facilities.
In the 12th century, Vaduz was documented as "Faduzes" or as "De faduze". The settlement of the town probably began in the 5th century, considerably earlier than the Castle, whose oldest parts are from the 12th century.
Beginning in the 14th century, Vaduz was written as we do today. The original center of Vaduz was the Mitteldorf. Many houses in Mitteldorf and Oberdorf are historically protected. The Red House can be seen from far away, a medieval corbie gable house.

  • Last visit to Vaduz: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Sep 4, 2008
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Another gorgeous little page of yours. Your photo of Vaduz Castle is outstanding. Unfortunately, the weather was grey when I visited the capital of Liechtenstein.

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 4:12 AM

    It seems you had visited in a good time of year to get some great views :) Liked the page, would be interesting to visit one day (hopefully).

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    THe castle looks incredible Kashi! Thanks for the tips!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    I like the stamped pavements--- I used to collect stamps...and that casle reminds me of Karlstjen near Prague...

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Wow that castle has a magical setting! It is unusual that there is no station or airport here! Keeping it unspoilt.

  • norain's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    hiiiiiiiiiiii

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