Vaduz, Liechtenstein. I don't think I had ever thought about visiting this small principality before this trip was scheduled. Apparently, the most exciting thing you can do here is pay to have your passport stamped. Yes, pay. I think it was three euros or maybe it was Swiss francs. I can't really remember.
I must say that the shopping was quite nice. I found some nice embroidered table cloths at a reasonable price. It was one long strip mall in the city center. Another stop on day eleven.
The shopping was across the mall from the Rathaus.
The royal residence sits atop the hill above the mall.
Here is a model of the castle in the town square:
There is a road that connects Liechtenstein to Switzerland and I heard a cute story about someone jumping back and forth between the two countries whilst walking on the road. No one worries too much around there when it comes to crossing the border.
I did hear an interesting story about the Swiss Army out on maneuvers making a wrong turn and 'invading ' Liechtenstein. A few hurried phone calls averted a potentially embarrassing incident.
My next three posts in A to Z will be more about history in Germany than about travel, though I will focus on places to see regarding the history of the 20th century. I will end with a Z strictly for travel, though.
On my Bucket List: Venezuela