Friday, March 30, 2018

LIECHTENSTEIN ~ Vaduz Castle ~

... A really lovely postcard of an impressive and fairy tale looking castle... coming from the fourth-smallest state in Europe... this tiny tax haven is in fact the only country whose borders are entirely within the alps... the castle overlooks the town from an adjacent hilltop... the castle is not open for visitors, but you can explore the grounds around the castle and enjoy the amazing views... with great matching EUROPE castle stamp... Thanks a lot Rosmarie!!【ツ】
Ⓒ Photo: Filmfabrik Anstalt Layout: Susy-Dom,Vaduz

The Principality of Liechtenstein has an area of 160 km² and is bordered by Austria and Switzerland. Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. It is known as a "principality" because it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince.

The Vaduz Castle is home to Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein.The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Built by Hugo von Petronell-Liechtenstein around 1130, this castle is said to stand on a rock known as the light ('Licht') stone ('Stein'). It was a fortress and came into ownership of the Princely family in the 17thC.

Stamp:

EUROPA Stamps - Palaces and Castles
(Issued 06-03-2017)

2 comments:

  1. this is such a wonderful piece of mail...it certainly encourages me to pick up postcrossing again :)

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