Settled since the Early Stone Age, it was also important during Roman times, eventually becoming the Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein in 1719 and fully autonomous in 1806.
Today, the country is a popular tourist destination thanks to its lovely mountain setting, many excellent hiking trails, ski and winter activities, and its impressive museums and castles.
A must-see while in Vaduz is the excellent Liechtenstein National Museum (Liechtenstein Landesmuseum), a state-owned attraction housed in a splendidly preserved 15th-century former inn once visited by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1788.
Highlights include a superb ,000 scale relief model of the principality, as well as exhibits focusing on the country's prehistory and early history, along with displays of weapons and religious art.
Also worth seeing is the Rathausplatz, home to the historic Town Hall (Rathaus), and the Neo-Gothic parish church (Pfarrkirche) built in 1873, also known as the Cathedral of St. Although it's not open to the public, you'll want to get some photos of the impressive 12th-century Vaduz Castle (Schloss Vaduz), home to the country's monarch.
Housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Vaduz, Liechtenstein's State Art Gallery (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein) showcases many fine examples of modern and contemporary artwork.
Supported languages: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Croatian, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Ukrainian, Azeri, Arabic and Mandarin.The 70-meter-high hill on which the castle stands has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with many of the most important archaeological finds - including the ancient Mars von Gutenberg statuette - now housed in the Liechtenstein Landesmuseum.Highlights include the chapel and rose garden, along with many fun cultural events in the warmer months, such as concerts and theatrical performances.Transfer of funds (commercial international payments): 1,25% (min. e-gold, e-cash, or plan to use the company and its bank account for offering unlicensed clearing services / third party settlements for investments and securities; Professional intermediaries that hold funds on behalf of clients; Regulated financial services (insurance brokerage, money transfer systems etc.) whereby a proper license has not been obtained.If your business falls into one of the above classifications, please always ask for pre-approval.One of the most picturesque capitals in Europe - and certainly the smallest - Vaduz is home to the Liechtenstein Center, a tourist information center offering everything the traveler needs to get the most out of their visit.From here, it's easy to explore the city's main attractions, including its parliament building near the banks of the River Rhine in Peter-Kaiser-Platz.Triesenberg, the largest municipality in Liechtenstein, lies in a beautiful location in the middle of an alpine valley just six kilometers from the capital of Vaduz.The picturesque village itself is known not only for its splendid scenery and unique dialect - a variation of German originating from the Walser region - but also for its food festival, the Triesenberger Wochen, held each year from mid-October to the end of November.Eschen is also the starting place of an easy one-and-a-half-hour hike offering superb views of the surrounding area.Just three kilometers north of Vaduz at the foot of the Drei Schwestern massif is Schaan, a busy little industrial town notable for its old Roman fort foundations.