For hundreds of years, the Liechtenstein family has abided by the law it set itself. According to this House Law, the Prince watches over the "reputation, esteem and welfare" of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.
The Princely Family is one of the oldest aristocratic families in the world.
Prince Johann Adam Andreas I took the opportunity to purchase the baronial estate of Schellenberg in 1699 and the county of Vaduz in 1712. The two territories were combined and in 1719 elevated to the status of Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein.
History of the Princely House
The Princely House has an important role in Europe for centuries.
Unlike a politician, the Prince does not have to stand for reelection every four years. This means the Head of State is freer to address even unpopular issues. His official roles and tasks are for the long term and intended to continue for generations.
Official Roles and Tasks
The monarchy is of great importance for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Commercial success enables the Princely House to act independently and autonomously for political, cultural and social purposes.
The Princely House as Entrepreneurs
The Princely House of Liechtenstein has many different business interests.
A selection of the most common questions and answers about the Princely House.
Questions and Answers
The Princely House and its administrative organization.
The Princely House of Liechtenstein possesses one of the biggest and most important private art collections in the world. The Princely Collections are the result of centuries of collecting activity by the Princely Family and of its patronage.
The Princely House of Liechtenstein is committed to good state governance. It is also involved in humanitarian projects.
The Princely House of Liechtenstein is a family of internationally successful entrepreneurs. It is financed not by the state but by its own resources.