Am just back from warm and sunny Liechtenstein. Less than an hour away by train and train and bus I just had to add another country and capital city to my list!
The Vaduz Castle from the Gasthof Löwen terrace
Really, it is just an extension of Switzerland across the River Rhine. I had a drink on the terrace of the 600-year old Gasthof Löwen, took the bus up to Triesenberg and visited the Heimat Museum, taking in the “Diashow” telling the story of the local area which was interesting. But I must say once you have seen one Heimat Museum you have seen them all. Anyway, this one had a bit of additional history that I hope to post about elsewhere.
Obligatory Cow Bell Display
The Standard Heimat Museum Weaving Loom
Traditional Liechtensteiner Bonnet
Back down in Vaduz I was even tempted into the Briefmarkenmuseum by this poster outside :
It was worth the Free Entry to see the selection of engravings.
How shall I begin?
The Postman : a walking stationer and letter-box
… yes, yes, a country the size of a postage stamp needs a postage stamp museum.
Famous Characters from Classical Literature Stamps
There was time for tea and tart near the bus station where I then boarded the slow bus back to Sargans and only just made my connecting train. I had promised Agnes that I would be back in time to greet a guest arriving between 5 and 6. And I was. Phew!
And an Open Liechtenstein Books Cupboard : Take, Exchange, Give