Take this circular route on a journey into the Princely past, present and future – get to know the Princely side of Vaduz.
Old cinema charm meets state-of-the-art cinema LED technology and offers wonderful insights behind the scenes of Vaduz Castle. Truly a Princely experience that will crown your visit to Vaduz.
The TreasureChamber (SchatzKammer) displays a selection of treasures from the Princely Collections, such as works of art, historical ceremonial weapons, hunting cutlery and representative gifts from kings and emperors. Also take a unique look at the Princely Crown, moon rock from the Apollo 11 mission and the Fabergé egg “Apple Blossoms”.
Princely Wine Cellars
Relax during a leisurely stroll through the vineyards with a view of Vaduz Castle. During a wine tasting session you will learn more about Liechtenstein’s wine culture and enjoy red and white wine from local vineyards.
Schlossweg (Path to the Vaduz Castle)
A well-maintained footpath leads directly from the Städtle Quarter up to Vaduz Castle. The small, idyllic forest path leads uphill to the castle meadow, where National Day is celebrated each year on 15 August. From here, the majestic Princely seat presents a proud and stately vista. The keep, south round bastion and hall rise above the imposing rocky outcrop at an altitude of 570 metres above sea level.
"Känzile" Viewing platform
The “Känzile” viewing platform is located along the 10-minute walk from the Städtle district of Vaduz up to the castle. The small viewing terrace at the junction of the footpath waypoint offers delightful views over Vaduz and far beyond the River Rhine. In addition, the waypoint is a good place for hikers to catch their breath.
Vaduz Castle is of symbolic importance as an iconic landmark of the nation of Liechtenstein and of the Liechtenstein monarchy. In 1938, the Liechtenstein Princely Family took up residence at the Castle, which continues to serve as the Reigning Prince’s residence to this day. For this reason, it is not possible to explore the castle itself. Despite this, the exterior is well worth a visit, as is a stroll through the Princely Forest.
Parish Church St. Florin
Many members of the Princely Family have been baptised and married in the three-aisled church, which dates from the 19th century. The Princely Crypt was erected in the park in 1960. This serves as the final place of rest for members of the Princely Family. At the foot of the steps leading up to the Parish Church is a statue of Prince Franz Josef II and Princess Georgine of Liechtenstein.
Princely guided tour
End the walk with the city backstage tour “Monarchy & Democracy” and learn more about the history of the Princely House, the monarchy in Liechtenstein and many other intriguing facts.