Thursday, 29 May 2014

Tiny Countries Part Three: Liechtenstein

Vaduz, Liechtenstein 

Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein
Behold, Vaduz Castle! The prince of Liechtenstein and "the princely family" live there. You can see the castle from almost anywhere in Vaduz because of the town's small size, and the castle being positioned upon a steep hill. I like saying Vaduz because it's pronounced "fah-doots", which is fun to say. (Also, I got a Vaduz pen with a tiny bus inside! When you tip the pen, the bus moves as though rolling downhill.)

Balzers, Liechtenstein

Leaving the capital, we followed Lonely Planet's suggestion of seeing the church of Balzers. I liked this name too, if only to make immature jokes about it. Here you can see the church roof and steeple in the foreground, some castle, and a mountain, all in a pretty ascension. 

We walked on the grounds of the church, and even into the cemetery. 

Balzers church, Liechtenstein
The church front. 
We took lunch at a restaurant where I had sausages and sauerkraut - surprisingly delicious. A soup was also had, which contained strange spherical croutons. How did they make them...
After a stroll through the township, we discovered a local bakery and got another pretzel, but it wasn't as good as the Austrian one. Disappoint. The Berlinners, on the other hand, made for a tasty mouthful.