Sandwiched in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria is the often-forgotten Principality of Liechtenstein.
The capital city of Vaduz, like the rest of the country, is located on the east bank of the Rhine — a river steeped in European history since antiquity.
Flash forward to today, and Liechtenstein holds the distinction of being the last remnant of medieval Europe. Back then, the continent’s map consisted of feudal states ruled by kings, princes, dukes and other assorted ranks of nobles.
The principality has remained as-is despite all of the other realms disappearing and the ruling family, known as the House of Liechtenstein, losing their once-extensive land holdings that stretched across central Europe and into the present-day Czech Republic.