Vaduz Castle Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a small German-speaking sovereign state in Central Europe, land-locked by Switzerland and Austria. It is ruled by a constitutional monarchy. The present head of the royal family, Hans Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, takes official residence in the city’s castle. Vaduz Castle is named after the state’s capital city and rests on the hillsides of the town. It is thought to have been constructed in the 12th century but was not obtained by the current royal family until 1712. By the early 20th century, the castle was rundown and in unlivable condition. After undergoing numerous restorative processes, the castle was once again inhabited in 1939.