Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Vaduz is the capital of modern Liechtenstein, and home to about 5,000 inhabitants. It is also the administration and government centre for the country. Since 1939 it has also been the permanent residence for the royal family of Liechtenstein.
Vaduz Castle, the most prominent landmark of the village, is the residence of the Reigning Prince. The former farming settlement, known mainly for its excellent wines, has become a location for internationally recognised trade and industry, banks, and various service organisations and many shopping opportunities.
Vaduz is also home to the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum, the Music School, the Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences, the Postal (postage stamp) Museum, the Ski Museum, the National Library, an open-air swimming pool, the Rhine Park Stadium, and various other sports facilities.
Today, Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein's financial services industry, with the major banks and supporting accountancy firms all crowding into the village centre. The Royal family are also part of this industry, being the owners of the Bank in Liechtenstein - now called LGT Bank.
Vaduz also houses many of the country's museums and is also home to the national football stadium - home of the local football team - FC Vaduz.
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