The people of Liechtenstein call their main town "Staedtle" or "LIttle Town" and their country "Laendle" or "Little Country". Considering the geographic size of the country, these diminutives are apt, but not at all so if one thinks of the history and importance of Vaduz as a financial center.
For hundreds of years culinary specialties have been enjoyed in the Old Town, at the Loewen Inn, for example, which has been in existence since 1380. The Art Museum (Kunstmuseum) of Liechtenstein houses one of Europe's oldest private collections in a modern, prize-winning museum building. The Regional Museum showcases the history of the principality and a visit to the Stamp Museum is a must for every philatelist. Castle Vaduz is the emblem of Liechtenstein and the residence of the royal family.
In the small principality excursion destinations are never far off: Triesenberg is starting point for many hikes and home to a Walser Museum.
In winter, Malbun is a popular family ski area and Steg is an ideal destination for active Nordic ski enthusiasts and tobogganing fans. The modern art museum designed by the Morger, Degelo & Kerez team of architects is the cultural highlight. The prize-winning design attracts great numbers of architecture fans. The building houses exhibitions from the royal collections, which are among the oldest and most comprehensive private collections in Europe, and from the state art collections.
- Liechtenstein art museum - one of the oldest and most comprehensive private collections in Europe housed in a modern museum building
- Post Office and Stamp Museum - the stamps of the Principality of Liechtenstein are a must for philatelists
- the Ski Museum shows the history of the winter sport from its beginnings to the present
- Triesenberg/Malbun/Steg - most important excursion, hiking, ski and cross-country skiing region in the Principality of Liechtenstein
- Gastro and wine-growing tradition - vineyards, historic inns and top cuisine make a visit well worth it