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We stopped very briefly in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, to look around the city (a 10 minute effort) and to spend our last Swiss francs.    It is an independent Principality totally cut off from the rest of Europe for much of the year so was not of interest to the warring factions of history.  Today it is closely aligned with Switzerland, including using the Swiss guards for its borders.

It has a total population of 34,000 people.  It is a very rich, highly industrialized country, known for its optical and pharmaceutical companies, false teeth and artificial sausage skins (would I lie to you?)  It is also know as a banking and corporate registration centre.



                  Pictures of Liechtenstein


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