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Vaduz Castle

Set atop a pretty green hill above the tiny capital city, this rugged castle has a fascinating history that is complemented by its stunning mountain surroundings.

Stroll through corridors of thick, bushy trees and learn about the monarchy of this proud nation at Vaduz Castle. Stand beneath vast ramparts and imagine the great battles that have taken place here. Sit back on the grass and gaze toward the jagged outline of the distant Alps.

Records suggest that a structure may have stood on the site of Vaduz Castle from as early as the 12th century, with living quarters added around 1287. Catastrophe struck in 1499 when the castle was burned almost to the ground by Swiss soldiers in the Swabian War. The structure was slowly rebuilt over the following years. The emperor Franz Josef II moved into the fully renovated castle in 1939. Today explore the structure that lives on as the royal residence, with Prince Hans-Adam II controlling national operations from within the thick stone walls.

Make your way up the gentle slope toward the castle. The noise of the city fades away and is replaced by the rustle of branches around you. As you walk, you will encounter a succession of signs and displays that provide information about the nation’s monarchy in both past and modern-day Lichtenstein.

As you approach the building, admire the vast ramparts that are fitted with small medieval portals. Look up toward the spire of the tall central tower and peer beyond this to the residential area marked by several charming white buildings.

Take a seat on the grass opposite and absorb the spectacular views in each direction. The snow-dusted Swiss-Austrian Alps provide a beautiful backdrop to the south while the Rhine Valley stretches out for miles to the north.

Vaduz Castle is about a 20-minute walk southeast of the city center. Come at any time; however, note that admittance to the interior is restricted as the castle is still the home of the royal family.


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Hotel Vaduzerhof $161
Hotel Vaduzerhof

Hotel Vaduzerhof

3 Städtle, Vaduz
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 2 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Vaduz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Liechtenstein National Museum are also within 5 minutes.

    Residence Hotel $266
    Residence Hotel

    Residence Hotel

    Staedtle 23, Vaduz
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 163 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Vaduz, this hotel is steps from Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Liechtenstein National Museum are also within 5 minutes.

      Parkhotel Sonnenhof $364
      Parkhotel Sonnenhof

      Parkhotel Sonnenhof

      Mareestrasse 29 Member Relais, Vaduz
         
        4.8
        of 5, from 103 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Vaduz hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vaduz Castle, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and Liechtenstein Art Museum. Liechtenstein National Museum and Malbun Ski Resort are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Residence
        Residence

        Residence

        Städtle 23,23, Vaduz, VAD
           
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Vaduz, this hotel is steps from Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Liechtenstein National Museum are also within 5 minutes.

          Hotel Meierhof $144
          Hotel Meierhof

          Hotel Meierhof

          Meierhofstrasse 15, Triesen
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 203 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Triesen, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Liechtenstein National Museum and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Hotel Schlosswald $163
            Hotel Schlosswald

            Hotel Schlosswald

            Eichholzweg 6, Triesen
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 27 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Liechtenstein National Museum and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Penthouse Apartment Vaduz
              Penthouse Apartment Vaduz

              Penthouse Apartment Vaduz

              Buchenweg 6, Vaduz
                 
                5.0
                of 5, from 6 reviews
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Liechtenstein National Museum and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Hotel Schatzmann $197
                Hotel Schatzmann

                Hotel Schatzmann

                Landstrasse 80, Triesen
                   
                  4.4
                  of 5, from 101 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Liechtenstein National Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Vaduz Castle. Liechtenstein Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein are also within 2 mi (3 km).