The Vaduz Castle sits high above the capital city of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, and offers a stunning view of the valley below. It is home to the Princely Family of Liechtenstein and has been their residence for over 80 years.
- Address: Bergstrasse 2, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein (Google Maps)
- Visits: Not available
- Parking: Vaduz Castle Parking Area (Google Maps)
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Vaduz Castle History
The Vaduz Castle is believed to date back to the 12th century. It began its life as a fortress and it was later added to with living quarters later in 1287. However, it was only mentioned in written form in 1322.
Ownership of the Vaduz Castle changed hands in 1712 to the Princely Family when the whole countship came into the family’s possession. However, it seems not much was done with the castle until centuries later when it was completely renovated between 1904 and 1920.
Prince Franz Josef II then extended the castle in the early 1930s so that it could be lived in, and he and his family moved in in 1939. They have been living there ever since.
The Princely Theatre
Although you cannot go inside the Vaduz castle yourself.. However, there is a film that you can watch in the Princely Theatre that shows you the Vaduz Castle interior beyond the castle walls.
A visit to the Princely Theatre includes a film showing a virtual tour of the Vaduz Castle called “Princely Moments” as well as a ride on the new Citytrain a visit inside the Old Cinema.
Tickets can be purchased at the Old Cinema Vaduz at the castle (see the location on Google Maps).
Prices for going to the Princely Theatre are:
- Adults: 10 CHF
- Children 5 CHF
- Groups: Adults CHF 8.00 / Children CHF 4.50
Can you go inside Vaduz Castle?
Unfortunately, you cannot visit Vaduz Castle because it is currently the residence of the Princely family. However, you can visit the Princely Theatre and see a film that shows you behind the castle walls and details of the Vaduz Castle.
Who lives in Vaduz Castle?
Liechtenstein’s Prince and his family live in Vaduz Castle, which is their official residence.
Is Vaduz worth visiting?
No, for most people the Vaduz Castle is not worth visiting because you cannot go inside. However, if you wish to see the castle and experience it a bit more you can watch the film at the Princely Theatre on the castle grounds.