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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein: between alpine village, national capital, and banking centre

Note: For those who may not be aware of it: Liechtenstein is a small country in the alps. Here are some maps:





Spent half a day in this mini-country and offshore financial center on an October weekend visiting the town and the art museum. Here are some impressions:

Boxes, the castle of Liechtenstein (still inhabited by the prince bearing the same name), and mountains:

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The quaint alpine side of Vaduz:

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The banking side of Vaduz:

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Two mainstays of this country: banking and the Fürst (prince in English)

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Now to the cultural side of Vaduz: the art museum

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A stroll through the Städle, Vaduz's main pedestrian avenue:

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City Hall:

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The state museum of Liechtenstein:

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The castle looming over town:

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The civic center of Vaduz is to be found at the end of the Städle:

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Liechtensteins' parliament:

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More photos of the square:

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The cathedral:

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Looking towards the mountains of Switzerland:

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Suburbia and the alps:

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Last view of the castle:

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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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It's a beautiful country!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:11 AM   #3
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beautiful! I want to retire to a place like this.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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Beautiful indeed! And it looks so relaxing! Not everyday we have the opportunity here to see quality images from this city and country. Thanks!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #5
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great! the cleanest place in europe probably.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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i live a few miles from there

the whole town has about 5000 inhabitants
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #7
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Thanks to everyone for their comments.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #8
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Quote:
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i live a few miles from there

the whole town has about 5000 inhabitants
Very good guess :5104 to be precise....according to a glossy brochure of the Amt für Volkswirtschaft (the ministry of the economy) I got for free at the Tourist center. All of Liechtenstein has 35.356 residents.

According to the brochure the country is at most 12,5 km wide and 24,8 km long.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #9
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beautiful! I want to retire to a place like this.
Clean, quiet, scenic....I can't blame you. It's probably an expensive place to retire to though.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #10
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and it has:

- no single mile highway

and

- no classical shopping centre
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #11
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One of the few favourite countries I would love to live in

Been to Vaduz but for a day
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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #12
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Amazing, very nice place for sure
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Old January 4th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #13
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I once went through Liechtenstein while going from Luzern to Innsbruck. Actually we took a small detour on the Swiss highway and the intention was just to tell everybody "hey, I've been to Liechtenstein!" But thing is, Vaduz is ULTRA clean, I could see nothing on the streets, not even leafs or whatsoever. It's quite beautiful as well, although a bit too small for me. I didn't get so further into the Städle, only stayed in the Civic Centre and drove through some streets in the city.

Nice pictures, Liechtenstein deserves some attention here on SSC too.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #14
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Nice shots, but why would anyone want to live there? I mean the city isn't even particularly beautiful with all those boxy buildings. There are plenty of places throughout the Alps that are more quaint.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #15
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I spent a few hours last week in this small but nice country.
Here some of my photos:

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Vaduz (FL) by cinxxx, on Flickr

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P1090503_04_Stitch by cinxxx, on Flickr

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Old April 16th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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>>>>>>>
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would GREATLY appreciate is someone posts more Vaduz and Liech photos
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updates?
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I have a thread about Liechtenstein in Romanian travelogue section
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1505983
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