The Liechtenstein National Museum is centrally located in Vaduz in Städtle. What did Liechtenstein look like in the past, who are the Liechtenstein people and, also, special exhibitions and art? The Liechtenstein State Museum offers an exciting insight into the small principality between Austria and Switzerland on several levels in the two merged and extended buildings.
Most interesting in the Liechtenstein National Museum I have found the “Made in Liechtenstein” corner. Not quite well known for the fact, but quite a few international companies and corporations have their origins in Liechtenstein or even their headquarters, still nowadays. In addition to the tool manufacturer Hilti, the food manufacturer Hilcona also has its HQ in Schaan, Liechtenstein. In 1935, the canning factory Scana AG was founded, which manually punched cans and pitted cherries. Today, the succeeding Hilcona AG produces more than 50 million kilograms of food per year and is known far beyond the borders of Liechtenstein.
The building of the Liechtenstein National Museum itself also has a rich history. The substance dates back to the year 1438, since then it was the stately tavern and customs station and the seat of government. In 1788 even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stayed in the building, of the former tavern, on his journey from Milan towards Lake Constance together with the Milanese Courier! On the website of the museum, there is an overview of the current special exhibitions.
Address Liechtenstein National Museum in Vaduz: Städle 43, 9490 Vaduz
Opening Hours: Tuesday 10:00 to 17:00 Wednesday 10:00 to 20:00 Thursday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00