A Quick Tour to Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As I mentioned here, my then colleague and I took a short trip to Vaduz on my second day in Liechtenstein. This is part 3 of my travel journal for my trip to Switzerland in 2007.

*Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. The town, located along the Rhine, has about 5,100 inhabitants (as of 2009), most of whom are Roman Catholic.

View from Schann Central Bus Station | Copyright of SweetMemoirs.Com
We walked from Linde Hotel (encircled in pink, above photo) to the bus station

Liechtenstein Bus | Copyright of SweetMemoirs.Com
and took the Liechtenstein Bus to Vaduz.
*Liechtenstein Bus is a bus company based in VaduzLiechtenstein. The company operates a total of 19 petrol-powered buses and 27 diesel buses on a network of 13 routes throughout Liechtenstein. Many services operated by Liechtenstein Bus venture over the borders into Switzerland and Austria.

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We passed by this vineyard and shortly after,

Vaduz Castle |  Copyright by SweetMemoirs.Com
we saw the most prominent landmark of Vaduz none other the Vaduz Castle.
*Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop.

Yours truly below the Vaduz Castle
So I did as what normal tourists do: Take a photo as a proof that I was really there. Surreal! 
*The castle is visible from almost any location in Vaduz, being perched atop a steep hill in the middle of the city.

Yours truly at Vaduz Post Office
Oh ayan, pati post office di ko pinatawad! LOL!

LiechtensteinischesLandesmuseum | Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Silly me, I took a photo with the post office but failed to take one at the Liechtenstein National Museum (if my memory serves me right, this is just behind the post office) and the

Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein | Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts which we passed by while exploring. See the Vaduz Castle on the upper left corner of the above photo as a proof? LOL!

*The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts) is the state museum of modern and contemporary art in Vaduz. The building by the Swiss architects Meinrad Morger, Heinrich Degelo and Christian Kerez was completed in November 2000. The museum collection of international modern and contemporary art is also the national art collection of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Vaduz City Centre | Photo from Wikimedia Commons
My then colleague Wanpen and I roamed around the Vaduz City Centre buying souvenirs but didn't take any souvenir photos (imagine me singing if only I could turn back time, LOL!). In fact, she met a fellow Thai and they happilly chatted while I mutter under my breath where on earth are the Filipinos in Liechtenstein? LOL!

With my then colleague Wanpen inside the Liechtenstein Bus
Truth be told, Wanpen (second timer in Liechtenstein) who gave me a quick tour to Vaduz, wasn't very fond of taking photos (except with flowers and a beautiful colleague *ahem*) that's why I was a bit shy to keep clicking (confession: I wasn't a photo enthusiast yet at that time) and we were also in a hurry to go back to our hotel because it was getting dark. Nevertheless, it was a memorable quick tour to the city capital of Liechtenstein.

*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 2 km from the city centre in the town of Schaan. However, very few trains stop here except for a local service between Buchs in Switzerland and Feldkirch in Austria. There are extremely frequent bus connections between nearby mainline railway stations including Buchs, Sargans, and Feldkirch, operated by Liechtenstein Bus.


  1. beautiful architecture and beautiful faces ( you and your friend) Che. love the buildings, looking so very vibrant.

  2. Just so wow!!! You have been into such historical places, sis! Galing naman! ;) I truly enjoyed your snaps!

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  3. oh! Liechtenstein, ehem! did I spelled it right? ^0^
    just gorgeous! i love the laid back look of the place, ganda nga!
    and both of you can't deny that you did enjoy the trip,
    i mean, look at those cute smiles!

  4. Such beautiful scenery! So happy that you were able to go there.