The Liechtenstein vault in Vaduz

Graves Travel

Once a year, the princely vault south of the St. Florin Church/Cathedral in Vaduz is open to the public. That is on “Allerheiligen” (All Saints’ Day, 1 November). It is not allowed to take pictures there or record videos, unless you have permission. Otherwise you can only see it from the outside.

Until after World War II the traditional burial place of the House of Liechtenstein was at the former Pauline Monastery in Wranau (Vranov nad Toplou), Moravia, although already after World War I they had to leave their castles in Eisgrub and Feldsberg, Moravia. Just before World War II Reigning Prince Franz Josef II of Liechtenstein moved his permanent residence to Vaduz Castle, making it necessary to have a new burial place there.

The vault in Vaduz was only completed in 1960 and more than 30 members of the princely family are buried here. For photos see Royalty Guide.

Family members buried here

  1. Maria Elisabeth Princess von und zu Liechtenstein née von Leutzendorff (1921-1944), wife of Prince Constantin.
  2. Fürstin Elsa von und zu Liechtenstein née von Gutmann (1875-1947), wife of Fürst Franz I. Transferred here in 1960.
  3. Prince Eduard von und zu Liechtenstein (1872-1951)
  4. Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein (1869-1955), father of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  5. Prince Karl von und zu Liechtenstein (1878-1955), transferred here in 1962. Brother of Prince Alois.
  6. Prince Johannes von und zu Liechtenstein (1873-1959), brother of Prince Alois.
  7. Princess Elisabeth von und zu Liechtenstein née Archduchess of Austria (1878-1960), wife of Prince Alois.
  8. Archduchess Maria Annunziata of Austria (1876-1961), sister of Princess Elisabeth.
  9. Princess Marie Gabriele von und zu Liechtenstein née Countess Andrássy (1886-1961), wife of Prince Johannes.
  10. Princess Elisabeth von und zu Liechtenstein née Fürstin von Urach (1894-1962), wife of Prince Karl.
  11. Princess Maria Therese von und zu Liechtenstein (1871-1964), sister of Prince Alois.
  12. Princess Olga von und zu Liechtenstein née Countess von Pückler und Limpurg (1873-1966), wife of Prince Eduard.
  13. Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein (1917-1967), brother of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  14. Princess Therese Maria von und zu Liechtenstein née Princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein (1887-1971), wife of Prince Alfred, who was a brother of Prince Alois.
  15. Prince Ulrich von und zu Liechtenstein (1913-1978), brother of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  16. Prince Johannes von und zu Liechtenstein (1899-1979), son of Prince Eduard.
  17. Prince Ferdinand von und zu Liechtenstein (1901-1981), son of Prince Eduard.
  18. Countess Emma von Hohenau née von Gutmannsthal-Benvenuti (1926-1984), wife of Count Wilhelm.
  19. Fürstin Georgina von und zu Liechtenstein née Countess von Wilczek (1921-1989), wife of Fürst Franz Josef I.
  20. Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein (1906-1989)
  21. Prince Wenzel von und zu Liechtenstein (1962-1991), son of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  22. Prince Heinrich von und zu Liechtenstein (1920-1993), brother of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  23. Prince Georg von und zu Liechtenstein (1911-1998), brother of Fürst Franz Josef II.
  24. Prince Constantin von und zu Liechtenstein (1911-2001), son of Prince Johannes
  25. Prince Johann Moritz “Hans Moritz” von und zu Liechtenstein (1914-2004), son of Prince Alfred.
  26. Princess Jean von und zu Liechtenstein née French (1917-2005), wife of Prince Johannes.
  27. Count Wilhelm von Hohenau né Prince von und zu Liechtenstein (1922-2006), son of Prince Karl.
  28. Prince Vincenz von und zu Liechtenstein (1950-2008), son of Prince Heinrich.
  29. Princess Eleonore von und zu Liechtenstein (1920-2008), daughter of Prince Alfred.
  30. Princess Clothilde von und zu Liechtenstein née Princess von Thurn und Taxis (1922-2009), wife of Prince Hans Moritz.
  31. Prince Dominik von und zu Liechtenstein (1950-2009), son of Prince Karl Alfred.
  32. Princess Alienor Faye von und zu Liechtenstein (2014-2015), daughter of Prince Rudolf.

At the cemetery of Vaduz several other members of the family are buried. They include:

  • Prince Johannes “Hans” von und zu Liechtenstein (1910-1975)
  • Princess Karoline von und zu Liechtenstein née Countess von Ledebur-Wicheln (1912-1996), wife of Prince Johannes.
  • Princess Maria “Maya” von und zu Liechtenstein (1937-2002), daughter of Prince Johannes.
  • Tatjana von Landskron (1965-2001), daughter of Prince Albrecht.

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