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Fall 2014


Prince Hans-Adam II Celebrates 25 Years on the Throne

25 years ago today Prince Hans-Adam II became reigning Prince of the Principality of Liechtenstein following the death of his father, Prince Franz Josef II, on November 13, 1989. Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein with his wife Princes Marie. As Liechtenstein's Head of State one of Prince Hans-Adam's first priorities was to secure the sovereignty of Liechtenstein with a focus...

Ambassador Fritsche Visits Los Angeles

Upon invitation by Dr. Juli Minoves-Triquell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, former Ambassador of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations and former Foreign Minister of Andorra, on October 30 Ambassador Claudia Fritsche visited the University of La Verne where she met with students and faculty. Ambassador Claudia Fritsche takes a selfie with La Verne University...

A Look Back: Liechtenstein's Contribution to US Moon Landings

Currently on display at the Liechtenstein National Museum are five pieces of moon rock given to Liechtenstein by US President Richard Nixon. These five pieces of moon rock were collected by US astronauts during the first and last manned moon flights – Apollo 11 in the year 1969 and Apollo 17 three years later. During these two missions the Liechtenstein flag was transported all the way to...

Artwork from the Liechtenstein Princely Collection Featured in Greenwich, CT

From late September 2014 to April 2015 the Hohenbuchau Collection, on permanent loan to the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna, is on exhibit at Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT before moving to the Cincinnati Art Museum , where it will be on display from June to September 2015. Frans Snyders (1579—1657) Still life with Fruit, Dead Game, Vegetables, a live Monkey, Squirrel and Cat....

Kunstmuseum Features First Ever Comprehensive Retrospective on US Artist Gary Kuehn

Gary Kuehn. "Between Sex and Geometry" September 19, 2014 - January 25, 2015 Video of exhibition and discussion with the artist can be viewed here . From the website of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein : Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is dedicating the first ever comprehensive retrospective to Gary Kuehn (b. in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1939), one of the outstanding sculptors of late...

A New Look at Architecture in Liechtenstein

From October 18-26 Liechtenstein participated for the first time in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. In an age of globalization, the event aimed at identifying the fundamental building styles of different countries and regions, as a basis for a critical survey of the modernism of the twentieth century. Over the last 100 years, Liechtenstein has developed from...

Liechtenstein Participates in 92nd St. Y's StreetFest in New York

On Sunday, September 14, the Embassy of Liechtenstein participated in 92nd Street Y’s annual StreetFest, a festival held each September on the Upper West Side in New York, NY. The festival, which spans 10 street blocks, features activities for families and children, information about the center’s programs and International Way, which showcases culture, products and tourism opportunities...

Alpabfahrt - Liechtenstein's Traditional Cattle Drive

In Liechtenstein we are very proud of our traditions. One of them is the Alpabfahrt which takes place in early September. This is when the cows, which spent their summer on lush Alpine meadows high up in the mountains, move back into their stables in a festive procession past the princely castle and through our capital of Vaduz. The convoy, which can be heard long before it is seen...

Liechtenstein to Co-Host 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival

From January 25-30, 2015 Liechtenstein, along with its bordering neighbor of the Austrian State of Voralberg, will co-host the winter 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF). A total of 49 countries from across Europe will participate with about 1500 athletes between the ages of 14-18. Sporting disciplines will include alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathalon, ski jumping, ice...

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