Friday, August 3, 2012

Fürstentum Liechtenstein | Principality of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein is a small landlocked country, bordered by Austria and Switzerland. It is known as a principality as it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince.

Vaduz Castle is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop.

Prince Hans-Adam II (14 February 1945) and Princess Marie (14 April 1940) are the reigning couple.

From a set of stamps about garden flowers: the pink-colored peony. It was once brought over to the Alps by the Benedictine monks as a herbal remedy and is therefore also known as a Benedictine rose.


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