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“Engaging trip through the country's fascinating history”

Liechtenstein National Museum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Vaduz
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Owner description: In the 42 exhibition rooms of the National Museum, Liechtenstein national treasures are open to detailed exploration. Whether cultural history, national history, or natural history.
Sydney, Australia
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“Engaging trip through the country's fascinating history”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

That Liechtenstein exists at all - a tiny wedge of land in the Alps - is amazing. This museum, in a historic building in the centre of Vaduz, explains why some Viennese princes decided to create it in the first place. The stories of how it remained independent, when the rest of Europe was consolidating, are interesting, as is the tale of how little old Lichtenstein stood up against the USSR in the Cold War.

The museum is top heavy with information, however, and it can be a long haul to get through it all. Most information is in German so if you are not a native speaker get one of the mics from the reception.

Also, I felt some information was slightly overlooked. There is very little that is negative about the ruling family while information on the country's wealth, major companies and the banking sector is scant.

Visited January 2014
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“Highly recommended museum on the history of liechenstein”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

n the 42 exhibition rooms of the National Museum, Liechtenstein national treasures are open to detailed exploration. Whether cultural history, national history, or natural history

Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A surprise find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

The museum has a wide collection of exhibits for all ages. History, culture, nature & arts of the area can all be found in a succinct tour of the museum. As it is the Christmas season, there was also children's activities like making your own angel which the children enjoyed. The musuem shop also has a small but comprehensive collection of gifts. Certainly worth 2 hours of your time.

Visited December 2013
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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Loved the exhibition of wildlife and that you can touch some of the animals (good experience for kids). Nice staff, eager to provide information, you can take photos inside.

Visited August 2013
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Central Florida
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“Best national museum I have ever been too.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Well I thought the National Museum of Malta with its collection of medieval arms from the Knights was a fantastic museum, but the National Museum of Liechtenstein beats it. All exhibits are clearly mark, the auto guide works well, the interesting history of the people of this principality from the bronze era, thru the Romans to present is well laid out.

Visited August 2013
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