Who knew Liechtenstein had so many interesting museums? This country of 60 square miles and a population of 35,000 has all the expected art and history museums. But there’s also the Calculator and Typewriter Museum, Ski Museum and Postage Stamp Museum. I don’t even know what to say. I feel bad for ignoring Liechtenstein for so long. Maybe I need to start investigating the museums of other small countries, like Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu, San Marino, Malta and Andorra. I’ll let you know what I find.
By the way, the Briefmarkenmuseum (Postage Stamp) is one of the most popular museums in Liechtenstein. Stamps are so popular in this part of the world that the country had to pass a law to ensure its continuation. Probably the result of being landlocked, don’t ya think? Located in the capital of Vaduz, the museum was founded in 1936 by Consul H.W. Sieger, an avid stamp collector who donated his collection of stamps, engraving plates, print proofs and other historic equipment & artifacts.
The Rechen und Schreibmaschinen Museum has about 250 historical objects, including the smallest mechanical calculator in the world - the legendary “Curta” - as well as the “Enigma” made in Germany during WWII. It’s free and open by appointment only.
I won’t even go into the Ski Museum as its associated with snow and cold weather…the last thing on my mind right now.