Concert Venues

CHURCH OF ST. JAMES, LEDNICE

The gothic church which was the predecessor of today’s chateau church was destroyed by the Hussites in 1426. A new parish and chateau church was built in 1495 and dedicated to St James the Elder. However, the expansion of the castle in 1731 necessitated the construction of a new church, which was built on the [...]

TEMPLE OF DIANA – RENDEZ-VOUS

After the sudden death of Prince Alois I Josef of Liechtenstein in 1805, his younger brother Jan I. Josef inherited the family estates.  Jan I. Josef, amongst other things, had participated in the Battle of Austerlitz. Prince Jan I began construction of Temple of Diana – Rendez-Vous.  It was built in 1810-1813 by Architect and [...]

THE KNIGHTS’ HALL OF LEDNICE CHATEAU

The noble family of Liechtenstein did not overlook the construction of the castle itself.  They altered the exterior in line with dominant contemporary building styles and also expanded the building. After baroque came classicism and then empire This was followed by the present-day English Tudor Gothic beauty of the chateau which was created in the [...]

LEDNICE RIDING HALL – MULTI-FUNCTION CENTRE

In 1560 Georg Hartmann I. Liechtenstein came into the indebted Mikulov estate. In the same year, he inherited the family line of Valtice Hartmann II. (1544-1585) Lednice. Riding stables were crucial in the time of Emperor Maximilian. Extensive facilities for horse breeding were founded In Royal courts during this period.  In the Baroque period these [...]

CHURCH OF THE BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY, VELKÉ BÍLOVICE

In 1417, one of the most powerful families of South Moravia, the Liechtensteins, acquired the village of Velké Bílovice (Groß Billowitz). From 1536, for almost a hundred years, the owner of the whole Breclavian estate became the equally respected Zierotin family, who were also written indelibly in the history of South Moravia. After the Battle of [...]

NEO-GOTHIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION IN BRECLAV – POŠTORNÁ

At the end of the 19th century, the people of Poštorna began asking their ruler, Prince Jan II. of Liechtenstein for a new church, which would replace the already inadequate sanctuary. (According the parish chronicle the old church was built in 1339.  It was mentioned there again in 1570). The old church, which stood on [...]

VALTICE CASTLE THEATRE

The Castle Theatre in Valtice is part of a set of buildings which, from the 14th century, have had a complex history in the hands of members of the Liechtenstein family. In the late 16th Century, Valtice Castle became their main residence. Today’s form is the result of construction activity that mainly occurred in the [...]

VALTICE CASTLE RIDING HALL

The main princely residence in Valtice experienced its biggest expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. During this period, Valtice castle was built – its appearance has changed little relative to today’s. Karel I of Liechtenstein (1569-1627) and his son Karel Eusebio (1611-1684) created a three-courtyard palace complex surrounded by a number of agricultural buildings [...]

CHATEAU WILFERSDORF (AUSTRIA)

Wilfersdorf Castle can be found in the Weinviertel (wine district) in the town of Wilfersdorf, in the Mistelbach district. The castle has been continuously owned by the Liechtenstein family and serves today as the property management offices of the princely estate in Weinviertel. It is renowned for its princely cellars. Around 1600, Gundakar of Liechtenstein [...]