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Vaduz: 8 fun facts you didn’t know yet!

Vaduz, the charming capital of Liechtenstein, is not only known for its picturesque location and imposing castle. The city is also home to some amazing surprises.

Discover 8 exciting fun facts that make Vaduz so unique: Marvel at moon rocks in the Treasury, admire world-famous sculptures in public spaces and immerse yourself in the world of philately at the Postal Museum.

Crossthe last remaining wooden bridge over the Rhine and explore the historic Red House in the centre of Vaduz.

Vaduz – small but mighty! Be enchanted by the city and its many facets.

In this blog post, we reveal the secrets of Vaduz and present you with 8 fun facts that you definitely didn’t know yet.

Look forward to an exciting journey through the capital of Liechtenstein!

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Fun facts about Vaduz that you didn’t know yet!

1st owner of moon rock

In 1969, the first manned moon landing in history took place with Apollo 11. Liechtenstein-based Balzers AG supplied important components for the programme in the form of vacuum technology and the production of protective coatings. They were therefore honoured by the USA and also received a few grams of moon rock as a gift. This rock is now on display in the Liechtenstein Treasury in Vaduz.

2. stamp paradise

Liechtenstein stamps are known to philatelists all over the world and are famous for their quality. You can discover the history of philately and admire rare stamps at the Postal Museum in Vaduz.

3. sculptures

If you have an eye for art, you can marvel at a total of 28 sculptures by various world-famous sculptors in a small space while strolling through Vaduz.

4 Vaduz Castle

Vaduz Castle, formerly known as Hohenliechtenstein Castle, is situated on a rocky terrace above Vaduz, the seat of government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Today it is the town’s landmark and the seat of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

5th FC Vaduz

Vaduz Football Club is the largest football club in Liechtenstein and plays in the second-highest league in Switzerland.

6. art museum Liechtenstein

The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is the state museum for modern and contemporary art in Vaduz. The important collection of international modern and contemporary art is also the state art collection of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

7. last preserved wooden bridge over the Rhine

The old Rhine bridge is 135 metres long and was completed in 1901. Today it is the last remaining wooden bridge crossing the Rhine.

8th Red House

The important collection of international modern and contemporary art is also the state art collection of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Red House is located in the Mitteldorf, the former centre of Vaduz.

About Vaduz

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Vaduz, the charming capital of Liechtenstein, is located on the Rhine near the Swiss border. With just over 5,000 inhabitants, it is not a cosmopolitan city, but still has plenty of flair, charm, culture and sights to offer.

Places of interest:

  • Vaduz Castle: Vaduz Castle towers around 120 metres above the capital city of Vaduz. It is the landmark of Liechtenstein’s capital and can be seen from afar.
  • Liechtenstein Art Museum: Important collection of modern and contemporary art.
  • Postal Museum: Documents on philately and the postal history of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The museum is attached to the Liechtenstein National Museum.
  • Liechtenstein NationalMuseum: Built in 1438, the National Museum provides a wealth of information on the history, culture and nature of Liechtenstein.
  • Treasury: Unique artefacts that are closely associated with Liechtenstein and cannot be found anywhere else in this form or in this collection.

Activities:

  • Hiking and cycling: Explore the picturesque landscape of Liechtenstein on well-maintained paths.
  • Winter sports: In the snowy winter months, the ski resorts in the surrounding area beckon.
  • Cultural enjoyment: Visit museums, theatre performances or concerts.
  • Shopping: Stroll through the charming shops in the old town.
  • Relaxing: Enjoy the peace and quiet and the breathtaking views in the surrounding mountains.

Vaduz is an ideal holiday destination for:

  • Culture lovers
  • nature lovers
  • Hikers and cyclists
  • winter sports enthusiasts
  • connoisseurs
  • families

Bonus tip: Discover Vaduz with Foxtrail

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Foxtrail is a unique and interactive scavenger hunt that offers visitors an innovative way to discover Vaduz and its sights. In this adventure, participants are guided through the city in teams, solving puzzles and deciphering clues to find the next location on their way. This experience is designed to not only encourage physical movement through the city, but also to challenge teamwork and logical thinking.

How does the Foxtrail in Vaduz work?

Starting point: Each Foxtrail begins at a designated starting point where teams receive their documents and initial clues. This marks the beginning of their adventure through Vaduz.

Solve puzzles: Participants have to solve various puzzles that lead them to hidden messages, unusual places and impressive sights in Vaduz. The riddles are designed to encourage participants to take a closer look at the surroundings and engage with the city’s history and culture.

Team experience: Although Foxtrail can be experienced with family, friends or as a team-building activity with colleagues, the focus is on the shared experience. The tasks require communication and co-operation, which makes the whole experience a social one.

By taking part in a Foxtrail in Vaduz, visitors get the opportunity to explore the city in a fun way. They not only discover the well-known sights, but also hidden corners and special places that are off the beaten track.

At the same time, they learn interesting facts about Vaduz and its history, making the experience both educational and entertaining. Foxtrail thus offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture and fun, ideal for anyone who wants to discover Vaduz in a unique and interactive way.

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