July 21st 2007, 11:14. It is a small step for mankind but a big one for me, as I land officially in a new country: Liechtenstein!
Eighty minutes later, I left Liechtenstein. In-between, not much. Well, not few either. I went through the streets of the city centre of Liechtenstein’s megalopolis, Vaduz (5,000 inhabitants), the country’s capital. I spotted the Prince’s castle over the hill. A Prince whose official title is Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein, Herzog von Troppau und Jägerndorf, Graf zu Rietberg, Regierer des Hauses von und zu Liechtenstein. Last but not least, I bought a keyring as a souvenir.
To tell you the truth, I stopped there on my way around Switzerland’s 26 provinces, known as cantons. I was visiting the 26 provinces’ capitals in one week, no more, no less! An out-of-the-ordinary challenge to read later on this blog. I had 2 spare hours between the Cantons of Glarus and Graubünden. I spent them wisely visiting the Principality of Liechtenstein.
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