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Description: 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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Scenic hiking, second castle ruins just up the hill

Yes, this castle is still inhabited by members of the royal family of Liechtenstein so it isn't open to the general public, but it's still worth a visit if you're in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, this castle is still inhabited by members of the royal family of Liechtenstein so it isn't open to the general public, but it's still worth a visit if you're in the area. The exterior is picturesque with its little red shutters and interesting rounded architecture. It's located high up on a hill overlooking the town of Vaduz and is... More 

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We made mistake of driving up to this castle only to find out parking is very limited and a hefty walk back to a point where you can see about 40% of the exterior walls. We actually had a better vantage point from the north end of town. Since you are not allowed on the grounds or into the interior,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful castle you can already see from the Vaduz city center if you raise your head. If you wish to climb the steep path for more you will be fully disappointed as you will see it only from outside. The castle is completely private and there is no way at all for visiting it unfortunately.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Vaduz Castle is rather idyllic, perched on top of a cliff above Vaduz's pedestrian center and overlooking the valley. However, I wouldn't call it an attraction - as visitors are not allowed inside. The castle is the official family residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein, and quite understandably, they aren't too keen on letting tourists plough through their living... More 

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Bardolino, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely an unique place, from where you can see a nice landscape and enjoy a walk. During 15 August there is a celebration of the Prince's birthday, anad you have a chance to enter part of the castle for a visit and enjoy a free beer

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After a week of traveling to Medieval and rustic sites in Germany and Switzerland, we were in time-travel shock in downtown Vaduz, and disappointed. So we focused on getting nice shots of the castle, and found our way up the hill to park (for free) near it and walk around as much of it as you are allowed. There were... More 

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Klaipeda County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

For those who never been in Liechtenshtein, it's enough to have 1 hour to visit castle, make photos and have a short walk in surroundings

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Just what a castle in a slightly mysterious and very picturesque Principality should look like! It dominates the hillside and makes for lovely photographs. The view from outside the castle is wonderful too, both of the town below and of the mountains beyond. You can drive up the hill to a car park if you want to avoid walking up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Vaduz castle is a private property so it closed for visitors. It is still a worth visit place just to look at the castle from the road and take few photos. Views of the area are breathtaking. There is a free parking circa 100m from the castle. One great looking castle. Worth to stop for few minutes when in the... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Firstly, you cannot enter the castle as it is an active residence. Stopped in this tiniest of countries just to check off on bucket list. Ok stop if you're passing by on the highway to elsewhere. No real major attractions in Lichtenstein.

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