Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein - Schloss Vaduz 400
Schloss Vaduz (Vaduz Castle) Liechtenstein
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Liechtenstein is a small state in Western Europe and it is also close to the borders of Austria at the east and Switzerland to the west. It covers an area of about 160 square kilometers and the population here is about 38,720.

Liechtenstein comprises of 11 municipalities and it is also the world’s smallest German speaking nation. The majority of the lands are cultivated and the surrounding areas are mountainous and these areas are one of the best winter sports destinations.

Liechtenstein has an altitude of about 2599 meters and it is also the world’s sixth largest independent nation. The 11 municipalities in Liechtenstein are Balzers, Eschen, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schann, Schellenberg, Gamprin, Triesenberg and Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein was established into a small nation around 1719 AD and later it in the year 1806 it formed as a sovereign state. At the time of World War I it was close to Austria and the economic condition of the nation was collapsed due to the low taxes. In the present days Liechtenstein is one the peaceful countries in the world and it has no enemies among the other nations. Also it emerged as one of the major tourist spot, the major attractions here are

Museum of Fine Arts
It is located in the Vaduz city and the museum covers an area of about 1750 square meters. It houses the collection of contemporary arts, rotating exhibits and the collections of Liechtenstein Prince.

Liechtenstein National Museum
This museum features 42 exhibit halls and it houses the collection of the natural, cultural and national history.

Calculator and Typewrite Museum
This museum features the collection of a number of objects of about 150 years old. The collection includes the legendary Curta and the world’s smallest mechanical calculator.

Gutenberg Castle
It is a free standing castle located on the top of 70 meter high rock. The castle has its history from the 13th century and it also played a key role at the time of Bronze Age.

Vaduz Castle
The Vaduz Castle was built around 700 years ago and it is also the official residence for the Liechtenstein princess. In the present days it is one the major attractions in the Vaduz city.

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