Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Yesterday we went to Vaduz, Liechtenstein's capital city. It is really small and has a nice eventhough very small old town. Overall, it's not any different to the rest of Switzerland. You can get your latte for 6-8 CHF which at the current exchange rate corresponds with the same amount in dollars. Oh, and an old plain coffee costs 4 dollars. But if you ever visit this part of the world, you've probably already been to other towns in Switzerland and are not surprised by this at all. Most of the restaurants and touristy places take all major currencies.

Here's the town's cathedral, which is closed until end of October for renovation.


The country's landmark is Vaduz Castle. And it is easy to spot from any place in town (and in the rest of the country, as it is that small of a place).


All in all, it's a nice place to visit, but one is done in about an hour with all the sightseeing. That is unless their art galery has some great exhibition.

Below is the government building.


And here again the castle on our way out of the town. If you think you can visit the residence of the reigning prince, you are mistaken. The castle is not open for visitors. That was a disappointment.


Next time we think of taking our bikes along and cycling through this country.

5 comments:

  1. $6-8 for a coffee! That sounds like NYC prices. Hopefully the quality of the coffee is better...

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  2. Beautiful pics! Looks like a lovely place.

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  3. Thanks for the virtual visit! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  4. I am going to Vaduz for work in a couple of weeks, great timing for the post! Thanks!

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  5. It looks amazing! It's to bad you couldn't visit the castle, but I agree that biking through this area would be fantastic.

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