Must see attractions in Vaduz

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    Schloss Vaduz

    A riot of turrets and towers plonked high on a hillside and set against the theatrical backdrop of jagged mountains, Schloss Vaduz is quite the fairy-tale castle of your wildest dreams. It was built as a fortress in the 12th century and is now the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Though closed to the public, it is worth the climb for the wide-ranging views. Trails ascend the hill from the end of Egertastrasse.

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    Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

    This black concrete and basalt cuboid on pedestrianised Städtle hosts temporary exhibitions, revolving around the gallery’s collection of contemporary art, which includes Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee and Joseph Beuys originals. The Prince of Liechtenstein's collection of old masters was relocated to the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna. The cafe-sushi-bar revives art-weary gallery goers.

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    Postmuseum

    Liechtenstein once made a packet producing souvenir stamps for enthusiasts, but that market has been hit by the rise of email. Here you’ll find all national stamps issued since 1912 in a surprisingly interesting little museum.

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    Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum

    This museum provides a fascinating romp through the principality’s past, heritage and natural history, from medieval witch trials to the manufacture of false teeth, and ornately painted Easter eggs to stuffed Alpine animals. It's a great insight into this curious little country. Entry includes a free audioguide.

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    Parliament Building

    Since 2008, Liechtenstein's 25-member Parliament has been convening in this somewhat startlingly modern building. Munich-based architect Hansjörg Göritz designed both it and the central square Peter-Kaiser-Platz, named after the famous local historian Peter Kaiser. The building is made up of the ‘Long House’, the ‘High House’ and the ‘Joining House’.

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    Treasure Chamber

    In the same building as the Postmuseum (at the opposite end) you'll find this museum with a unique collection of the treasures of Liechtenstein, including a selection of valuable jewels, weapons, hunting knives and gifts presented by kings and emperors, such as Frederick the Great and Emperor Joseph II, to the princes of Liechtenstein. There's also a selection of bejewelled Russian Easter eggs from Tsarist times. Pick up a 'chip' to get in the door at the Postmuseum.

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    St Florin Cathedral

    The former parish church of St Florin was given the status of cathedral in 1997 with the setting up of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz. The stone structure with a 45m-high tower was built in 1874 and designed by Friedrich von Schmidt from Vienna. It sits at the southern end of the pedestrianised zone.

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    Mitteldorf

    To see how Vaduz once looked, amble north of town to Mitteldorf. Its streets form a charming quarter of traditional houses and rose-strewn gardens. Particularly eye-catching is the late-medieval, step-gabled Rote Haus perched above the vineyards.

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    Hofkellerei

    A short walk northwest from the centre of town leads through the vineyards to the Prince of Liechtenstein's wine cellar. It is only possible to sample the wines here in a large group and if you have booked ahead.

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    Government Building

    This stately building, completed in 1905, is the administrative centre for Liechtenstein and was formerly the Parliament building before the new one was opened in 2008. It harbours the state archives.