Vaduz Tourist Information

Vaduz Travel Guide

One of the smallest capital cities in the world, Vaduz has a population of just over 5,000 people. This Liechtenstein capital is home to the government, parliament and palace of His Highness Prince Hans-Adam.

Despite being the capital, Vaduz is not the largest city in Liechtenstein; nearby Schaan is actually slightly bigger. But Vaduz does have a variety of great cultural tourist attractions on offer due to the presence of the prince, not to mention easy access to the gorgeous surrounding mountainous terrain.

Among the more prominent sights is the Palace of the Prince, which isn't open for tours given that he resides here. However, it is an impressive building that can be viewed from the outside. There are a few private small galleries and a ski, art, and stamp museum, as well as the Prince's Wine Collection, which can be found just at the edge of Vaduz in a vineyard to the north.

Vaduz Tourist Attractions

Most tourists to Vaduz come to enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of Liechtenstein, which are easily accessible from the city, many choose a tour of Vaduz to allow them to see all of the great tourists attractions. Furstensteig provides fantastic views of Switzerland, Germany and most of Liechtenstein. Those looking to hit the slopes for skiing or snowboarding will find Malbun is a lovely little ski resort which overlooks the Rhine valley below.

In fact, many people visit Liechtenstein for skiing as Malbun's lift rates are significantly lower. In the summer, Liechtenstein offers great opportunities for biking and hiking holidays.

For those who would like to partake in a sporting activity away from the Alps, there are many sporting facilities in Vaduz including a large open-air swimming pool with a 60-metre slide, a squash centre, indoor tennis court and a football stadium where the local FC Vaduz club plays.

There is no airport in Vaduz, with the nearest facility being in Zurich, about 70 miles away. The fastest way to get into Vaduz is to take a train from to Sargans from Zurich, then a bus to Vaduz. The best way to travel around Liechtenstein is by car, as it takes only 30 minutes to drive from one end to the other.

Although Vaduz is an incredibly safe city, if you're planning on participating in any outdoor activities we strongly recommend you take out a comprehensive insurance policy. Medical bills can be expensive, and you'll have peace of mind knowing you're covered in the event of an unfortunate event.