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Gutenberg Castle in Balzers

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Perched on a hillside in the country's southernmost municipality, Balzers, Gutenberg Castle was built in the High Middle Ages.
The castle stands about 70m above the nearby village, on a hill which has been inhabited since the Neolithic Period. Indeed, many interesting archaelogical discoveries have been made near the building, the most significant of which - the 'Mars von Gutenberg' figurine measuring just 12cm - is on display in the Liechtenstein National Museum.From its origins as a church with an accompanying graveyard, the building fell into ruin over the course of many centuries before being restored between 1905 and 1912. Visitors can walk to the castle from the nearby village, and the bailey ('Vorburg') is open throughout the year. Since opening in 2010, the chapel and rose garden welcome visitors between 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. A number of cultural events and activities take place at the castle during the summer months.
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Update: May 27, 2022

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2'756'643E 1'214'759N
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47.065328, 9.500942
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47°03'55.2"N 9°30'03.4"E
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32T 538037 5212545
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Gutenberg Castle in Balzers

Fürstenstrasse 50
9495 Balzers
Phone 00423 388 05 05
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