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Questions and Answers

Please find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Princely House of Liechtenstein, the Princely Family and Vaduz Castle below.

Questions and answers at a glance:

  • Addressing Members of the Princely House
  • Vaduz Castle
  • Presence of the Prince at Vaduz Castle
  • Princely Crypt
  • Princely House Website in Czech

What is the correct way to address or write to the members of the Princely House?
The members of the Princely House are generally addressed as "Your Serene Highness." However, there are exceptions. For example, the Hereditary Princess Sophie is addressed as "Your Royal Highness" because she was born as "Duchess in Bavaria."

The correct written form of address for members of the Princely House is, for male family members:

H.S.H.
Prince [first name] of Liechtenstein

and for female family members:

H.S.H.
Princess [first name] of Liechtenstein

The Prince, the Princess, the Hereditary Prince and the Hereditary Princess are addressed in writing as follows:

H.S.H.
The Prince of Liechtenstein

H.S.H.
The Princess of Liechtenstein 

H.S.H.
The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein 

H.R.H.
The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein

Is Vaduz Castle open to the public? Are there guided tours?
No. Vaduz Castle is the home of the Prince and Princess and Hereditary Prince and Princess and is therefore not open to the public. Guided tours are only organized in exceptional cases, for example for special events.

Is it true that H.S.H. the Prince is at home when the flags are flying?
No. The flags are always hoisted, except in strong winds.

Where is the Princely Crypt? Can it be visited?
The Princely Crypt is in the center of Vaduz just next to Vaduz Cathedral. It is only open on November 1, for everyone who wishes to remember deceased members of the Princely House on that day.

Why is this website available in Czech as well as German and English?
Following the publication of the results of the Czech-Liechtenstein Historic Commission, there has been greatly increased interest from people from the Czech Republic in information about the Princely House of Liechtenstein. The history of the Princely House was closely connected with that of the Czech Republic for centuries. Members of the Princely House also played a very important role in Czech history. That is why the Princely House decided to have this website also translated into Czech.

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