Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
I was actually very eager to visit Liechtenstein, one of the smallest countries in Europe:
Liechtenstein is the smallest yet the richest (by measure of GDP per capita) German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps. It is known as a principality as it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince. Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities. Much of its terrain is mountainous, making it a winter sports destination. Many cultivated fields and small farms characterize its landscape both in the south (Oberland, upper land) and in the north (Unterland, lower land). The country has a strong financial sector located in the capital, Vaduz, and has been identified as a tax haven.
To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from this country. The Viking always told me that there was nothing to see there. But I simply cannot believe that this is true. Every country has got something to offer. Or at least, that is what I have learned after all my travels.
What did disappoint me though, was that Liechtenstein doesn’t seem to be much different from Switzerland or Austria. But maybe this is a wrong impression. Due to the lack of enthusiasm of The Viking, we only paid a quick visit to Vaduz, which is the capital of Liechtenstein.
We walked around a bit and visited the Cathedral of St. Florin. This is a neo-Gothic church, which was built in the 19th century, on the foundations of a mediavel church. Originally, this was a parish church, but since 1997 it has the status of a cathedral.
Although I was initially disappointed, in the meantime I have become curious about this tiny country. And I would like to come back and do some more exploring!
Here are the other pictures!