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Discover the centuries-old tradition and history of the Liechtenstein Princely family at Vaduz Castle. The official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, the castle sits on a hillside 120 m (394 ft) above the town. The previous owners, the Counts of Werdenberg-Sargans, presumably built it as a fortress in the 12th century. The castle is closed to visitors, but you can walk from the main street of Vaduz up to the castle along the Princess Gardens. Or take a guided tour of Vaduz, learn how the castle came into the ownership of the Princely family, and hear what role Napoleon played in the country's history. Arrange your visit to Vaduz Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vaduz using our Vaduz online visit planner.
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Vaduz Castle reviews
The Vaduz Castle looms above the town of Vaduz. Like everything in Liechtenstein, it appears very neat and orderly, despite being 700 years old. The Prince of Liechtenstein lives in the castle...
The Vaduz Castle looms above the town of Vaduz. Like everything in Liechtenstein, it appears very neat and orderly, despite being 700 years old. The Prince of Liechtenstein lives in the castle... more »
There isn't much to see . It's just a nice medieval castle with a beautiful view, and the official residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein. We passed by because we were in Vaduz. Otherwise, not sure..... more
There isn't much to see . It's just a nice medieval castle with a beautiful view, and the official residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein. We passed by because we were in Vaduz. Otherwise, not sure..... more »
there is parking available just up the street. Walk down, get your Pic and move on. Only if you happen to be in the area or are driving through. Not recommended
there is parking available just up the street. Walk down, get your Pic and move on. Only if you happen to be in the area or are driving through. Not recommended more »
Gorgeous location to take pics. The view around the castle is awesome. Could not visit due to construction and I don't think anyone can visit this castle. Worth going up the hill. Highly recommend it if you are in the area. Parking nearby is free. Free restroom right by free parking, too.
Great experience walking up to see one of the oldest castles in this part of Europe. There is a walking path take a around 30 min. Don’t use car. Nature is beautiful and you would not regret. Vaduz Castle lies on a hillside 120 metres above Vaduz. It is the symbol of the capital and can be seen from far away. It is thought that the castle was constructed as a fortress as early as the 12th century, before living quarters were added in 1287. Vaduz Castle is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1322.The castle came into the ownership of the Princely Family in 1712 and the west wing served as the family's official residence until 1732. However, after that the building became increasingly dilapidated and fell into disrepair before being rebuilt and renovated between 1905 and 1912. Under Prince Franz Josef II the castle was extended and once again made fit for living. In 1939 the Prince moved in with his family and adopted Vaduz Castle as his official residence. Unfortunately, the castle is closed to visitors. However, guided tours of Vaduz and the Princely Theatre give interesting insights into the history of the castle and the Princely House.
A small, beautiful castle with a magnificent picturesque background of Swiss alps. Yes it is a view you should experience personally. Serene and peaceful up there. Its a 700 year old castle still inhabited by the royal family and open to the public only once a year on August 15. The prince still lives here. Reaching here by walking from the downtown is much better than driving, since you experience and absorb the beautiful views more. There is a small observation deck on the way to the castle from where you can see the entire town of Vaduz and the surroundings snow capped Alps. It is a pity that the castle is not open for the public. You walk all the way up to the mountain just to watch it from the outside.
The private residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, the castle sits on top of a hill overlooking Vaduz. To reach the castle, you'll need to hike for about 30 minutes from the Vaduz city centre. The hike is quite easy, with signboards along the way telling you the story of Liechtenstein. The view gets better as you reach the top too, with a great view of Vaduz and the surrounding mountains. While you cannot enter the castle, the scenery offers a lot of great photo opportunity. As this is an outdoor activity, be sure to wear appropriate clothing and check the weather before proceeding.
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. Since 1712 it has been in the possession of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Furthermore, since 1938 it has been the residence of the prince's family, so it is not open to the public. You can enjoy a nice hike up to the castle or drive. If you drive just around the corner there is parking. From the parking you can walk down and enjoy the stunning view. Beautiful places to take photos. Lovely site.
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