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Address: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Visible from far and wide yet so close you could almost touch it, the...

Visible from far and wide yet so close you could almost touch it, the emblem of Liechtenstein towers over Vaduz on a rock terrace which can be reached along a romantic footpath. The castle was first built some 700 years ago. 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. The 12th century keep and the structures on the east side are the oldest parts of the castle.

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Very cool all lit up at night.

Vaduz is a small, quiet town,which not a whole lot going on, especially in the evening. Vaduz Castle is lit up at night, like a lighthouse, and it looks very cool. You can see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Canton of Jura, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty castle, but you can't go inside or even walk around..if you are in Vaduz, it is only 5 minutes from the city center, so you might as well go see it, but don't expect to do anything except walk along the street. I wouldn't make a special trip just to see the castle.

Thank Amanda D
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it is true that you cannot enter the castle (although I think there is 1 day a year when it is possible on the country's national day), but it was a lovely walk up the hill and the views are quite wonderful. I guess there is also something special about visiting a castle that is still lived in by... More 

Thank flyer517
Ellicott City, Maryland
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily see Vaduz Castle overlooking Vaduz. I hiked up the mountain trail (took ~30 minutes, very safe) to reach the castle. Beautiful views from above. Know that once you're up there you can only see one side of the castle, and you can not enter it. And there is NOTHING else to see or do up there. No... More 

Thank William J
New York City, New York
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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go up there since the castle is closed to the public anyway bur the view from town streets is the most picturesque. Vaduz is a cute and charming little town and the castle above adds to its charm.

Thank Ron S
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vaduz is a small, quiet town,which not a whole lot going on, especially in the evening. Vaduz Castle is lit up at night, like a lighthouse, and it looks very cool. You can see it from pretty much everywhere, although at first when I got into town I didn't realize where it was. It looks like a real, breathing castle,... More 

Thank Martin T
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a bit of a bogus review, though I suppose others have written about it as well. The castle cannot be visited! So what to say, except that it looks nice from a distance, and you can see it "close-up" in a very nice model in the center of town. I understand there is also a museum, at least... More 

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Sutton, St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stopped here while on a European road trip with my friends, and let me tell you, this place is utterly breathtaking, the views are unrivalled... The centre was pretty quiet when we visited, so lovely to strol around and the castle itself is lovely, the views really are something else! Well worth a visit if your in the area.

1 Thank Mark L
Schindellegi, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We drove up to the castle in our car so it wasn't a big effort. Even though it was not a sunny day at all we got some really good pictures out of it. You can only take pictures from the outside though.

1 Thank Icedancer1
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The view of the castle from the city is nice. The view at the castle is nothing special. You can not enter the castle. There are better views of the valley from triesenberg. If you really want to go drive up.

1 Thank Steve R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Small but great castle with lovely surroundings. The view is worth a climb to get here. Recommended.

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