Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

We left Munich and drove through Germany, a little bit of Austria and then into the tiny country of Liechtenstein. Only 37,000 people live in the whole of the country and it is ruled by Prince Hans-Adam ll.
He lives in the The Princely House which is on the mountainside above Vaduz, the country's capital. It has over 130 rooms although none of them are open to the public.
I am now struggling to find something else that is interesting about Liechtenstein. It was full of tourists this morning, but it is a bit sad to say that, like us, they are probably only visiting because it is a country to add to their tally.
However, it is in a very dramatic setting with mountains all around and there is a brilliant wooden pedestrian bridge that links it with Switzerland.
Ps, after five nights staying at a very noisy campsite in Munich where the disco went on until 2am, (although we quite enjoyed it), we expected our new campsite to be much quieter.
However, there is a clock tower nearby that chimes every 15 minutes and on the hour it plays a long tune before striking. I woke this morning feeling refreshed and thought that they must have switched it off overnight, but Daz tells me that he heard almost all of its peels all night.
Pps, we thought that it was the pretty clock that we can see from our campsite, but no, there is another hidden one that we haven't tracked down yet.

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