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Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Liechtenstein’s capital, Vaduz is found along the Rhine. The city is not Liechtenstein’s largest city and does not even have the largest population; nearby Schaan has laid claim to both superlatives. Schaan itself is not that big a city because the principality of Liechtenstein is the world’s sixth smallest country. At only 62 square miles, Vaduz is still the focus of tourists’ interest. This is not such a surprise because the tiny city is home to the Prince’s castle along with other treasures, such as museums. A mere 5100 people live in Vaduz according to the latest measurement.

If you want to get caught up in the middle of a fairy tale, you may want to visit Liechtenstein, especially its capital of Vaduz. There, you will experience being in the middle of lush green forests while staring in awe at the Prince’s castle, which is perched on a hill. The sight is definitely gothic and mysterious. Having a camera at hand will definitely be of the most importance during these moments. Vaduz is also a great place for health buffs who want to hike for enjoyment. Even if you have not had a proper exercise regimen, walking through beautiful scenery may just inspire you.

To get to Liechtenstein, you can fly to airports at Zurich, Switzerland or Friedrichshafen, Germany. From there, you take a train to either Sargans or Buchs, both Swiss towns. From either of the two towns, you can take a bus to Vaduz. Just getting to the tiny city is already an adventure. You will probably suspect that you are indeed getting deeper into fairytale land. The temperature varies from cold 20 degrees Fahrenheit to a mild 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you are visiting from the United States, you only need a valid passport to visit Liechtenstein. You can stay up to three months if you are visiting as a tourist. If you are visiting because of business or educational purposes, you have to consult the nearest embassy of Liechtenstein.