I went to Liechtenstein to campaign about affordable entertainment. I had received an email from a citizen of Liechtenstein who wanted me to speak at a rally. He had followed my Presidential campaign in 2008 and liked much of what I had to say about the Cinemafia. He was concerned that “Ace of Base” had diminished the quality of music played in Liechtenstein since they played in Vaduz.
The actual rally sucked. Few people showed up, much of whom I brought as I walked through Liechtenstein. (It’s only 7 miles from east to west.) The person who wrote me never attended the event nor have I heard from him since. That all aside (and the fact that I don’t know any German), Vaduz is a wonderful town.
- Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein – This was the first hint that I didn’t know any German. I was thinking it was going to be a porn museum with “kunsts” in my face. It’s not a porn museum. It is an art museum, and the building is a much of modern art as the paintings and sculptures. I was hoping to see some sculptures by the person whom I am named for, but there were no Ahmnodt Fukinov sculptures there.
- Vaduz Castle – It is the current home of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The views are panoramic and breathtaking. Though people aren’t allowed to tour the castle (people do live there), the grounds are openand are beautiful. rumor has it that from the top of the castle, you can see Switzerland and Austria.
- Engel Ratskeller – the price is a bit high, but it’s right by the castle and the spaetzle is out of this world!
Vaduz doesn’t have the Americana ambiance that Americans towns have, but it does have a nice small town feel, even in the heart of the city.
February 25th, 2012 at 6:25 PM
A man from Liechtenstein started a ranch here when the area was largely unsettled. Butch Cassidy stole one of his horses and went to prison.
February 27th, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Don’t mess with Liechtensteiners! It’s just not worth it.