Guided Walking Tour of Vaduz
- Art and architecture: The Stadtle (town center) is home to a wealth of sculptures by internationally renowned artists and buildings by famous architects.
- Heritage landmarks: See top sights like the Art Museum, National Museum, Parliament Building, English Building (heritage and postal museum), and cathedral, plus views of the 13th-century castle that crowns the town.
- Souvenir passport stamp: Commemorate your visit to this pint-sized country at the Liechtenstein Center, where you can purchase a one-of-a-kind stamp.
- Private and personalized tour: Hear fascinating stories from past and present, set your own pace, ask questions, and even add sights you want to see in this microstate's capital.
About this Vaduz Tour
Tucked snugly between Switzerland and Austria, the pocket-sized principality of Liechtenstein holds some big surprises. Although one of Europe's smallest nations, it's one of the wealthiest, thanks to its role as a commercial and international banking center. In fact, the country enjoys one of the world's highest standards of living. And, wow, does it have great art.
As you stroll this stylish town, you'll be thrilled by works from world-famous masters. Highlights include the sensuous and monumental "Reclining Woman" by Fernando Botero, Henry Moore's evocative "Figure in a Shelter," and "Two Light Prisms," an ever-changing glass sculpture by Heinz Mack. City streets or sculpture garden? You decide.
The Museum of Fine Arts is a piece of art in itself. The sleek and shiny black cube of cast concrete and basalt rock is a treasure box for art lovers, filled with famous modernist artists like Gustave Courbet, Georges Seurat, and Marcel Duchamp. If you're a fan of innovative architecture, your eyes will also pop at the dramatic Hilti Art Foundation building and the postmodern Centrum Bank building.
Liechtenstein's relationship with art is fascinating. Over centuries, its Princely Family amassed one of the world's leading collections (much of it now in Vienna). But as the country endured financial hardship after World War II, the family sold some of these riches. (Leonardo daVinci's "Ginevra de' Benci" went to Washington's National Gallery in 1967 for $5 million, then a record for a painting.) Today, its affluence assured, this tiny country treats you to some of the most amazing street art on the planet.
The world's largest royal garden party?
Sitting high atop the town, Vaduz Castle has belonged to the Princely Family of Liechtenstein since 1712. The castle isn't open to the public because it's still the private home of reigning Prince Hans-Adam II and his family. But each year on August 15, the national holiday, visitors are welcome. All of Liechtenstein's residents (more than 35,000) are invited to celebrate, with beer flowing freely in the castle garden.
Please make your way to the Bus terminal behind the Town Hall. Please look for our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.
Bring small local coins for the bathroom. Liechtenstein is famous for its bank accounts and shopping district.
Travelers must be able to walk approximately 1.25 miles (roughly 1.5 hours) over paved surfaces, steps and inclines with several photo stops along the route.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Private Tour, Walking Tour
English, French, German, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you. Not all venues may be accessible.
Travelers must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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