The Vaduz Castle, located in Liechtenstein, was given this title due to its location’s capital – Vaduz. It’s the symbol of the country, a most majestic sight that I have personally experienced and this is also the home of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. Unfortunately, this site is not open to the public, but it is still worth admiring from the outside and enjoying the views of the Alps. It’s interesting to note that the roads actually lead directly to the castle and are in a curved, steep and narrow manner.
Liechtenstein, as well as San Marino, are the least visited countries in Europe according to some sources. Much like San Marino, I asked myself “Why?”. During our two-day stay in Liechtenstein, we were impressed by the loveliness of the culture, the friendly people and the majestic landscape.
It is true that the timing wasn’t convenient for us, so we visited Liechtenstein during the summer holidays, when the majority of holidaymakers would be away on holiday (therefore, there would be no chance of enjoying a late dinner in the city). Visiting during the low season actually had its advantages. The place was so tranquil, and the August sky was perfect for photography! The bonus – we always got a table at our traditional restaurants (if you ever visit, try “spätzle with apple mousse” – it’s absolutely addictive).
Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe even though it has the highest domestic products per person. The average salary per person is decent and it has the smallest unemployment rate in the world. The country is a democratic monarchy, where the system seems to work well. Personally, I believe that amongst all the European countries, we can definitely learn something from Liechtenstein. It was a real pleasure to visit this Alpine micro-country.