We are a society formed by people who are fully aware of the 800-hundred-year-old co-existence of the Czechs, Moravians, Silesians and Liechtensteins in one territory. We are a society that takes care of the presence as well as the future of friendly relations between the Czech Republic and the Principality of Liechtenstein. We are a society that wishes to connect.
I am very pleased by the establishment of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society. It is great especially because it was created as a bottom-up initiative of the Czech and Liechtenstein people and this kind of energy may successfully help develop cultural and social bonds that foster our common historical heritage.
H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
Members´Meeting and new Board
On Thursday, April 22, a General Assembly of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society, r. a took place in the Hotel Rott. Despite the more difficult conditions, members appreciated the opportunity to meet in person and spend an afternoon together. The General Assembly elected a new Board for another three-year term. We have recently welcomed Mgr. Daniel Herman, former Minister of Culture, who was joined by a re-elected six-Board members of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society. The assembly also elected a new Vice-chairwoman Ing. Zuzana Holendová. The current Vice-chairman, PharmDr. Petr Svoboda, was elected as Chairman of the Association. Chairman Svoboda presented to the members the Annual Report for 2020, as well as the plan of activities for 2021. If the pandemic situation wishes us, we have something to look forward to!
Members´meeting and new members of the Board
On Tuesday, September 8th, a Members´ meeting of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society and a Board meeting took place in the Hotel Hoffmeister. We are very pleased to welcome two new Board members, Zuzana Holendová, manager at the Liechtenstein princely LGT bank in Vienna, and Petr Svoboda, vice-president of the Association of Castle Owners in the Czech Republic.
Honorary chairman of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society Daniel Herman received a high German award
The honorary chairman of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society and former Minister of Culture Daniel Herman received on Monday, September 7th, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Great Cross of Merit with a Star for his long-term efforts in Czech-German understanding and reconciliation. He received the award at the German embassy in Prague from German Ambassador Christoph Israng. The chairman of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society, Jiří Balaštík, was also present at the ceremony.
Hereditary Prince Alois Liechtenstein has been awarded a golden medal of Mendel University in Brno
On 14 November 2019 Mendel University awarded an outstanding award to Alois Liechtenstein for the contribution of his family to science, education and landscape in Moravia. The university has awarded the golden medal on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. You can also read: press release about the event, speech of HSH Alois of Liechtenstein at the ceremony in Brno, speech of Danuše Nerudová, the rector of Mendel University.
Week-end in Lednice
On 28 - 29 September 2019 the Czech-Liechtenstein Society met once again in South Moravia, this time in Lednice. Members of CLS visited splendid and renovated castle of Lednice with the adjacent greenhouse guided by Ms. Ivana Holásková, the Lednice castle manager and a member of our Association. In the evening, members of the Association listened to beautiful music at the opening concert of the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival.
Visit to Liechtenstein
Members of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society Committee traveled together to Vaduz and Malbun. They visited the Liechtenstein Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other interesting places. At the end of the journey they were received by Liechtenstein's ruling prince Alois.
You can read a more detailed report by the Chairman HERE.
Our members represented the Czech Republic at the EY's competition in Monaco
Entrepreneurs Radka Prokopová and František Fabičovic, members of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society, represented the Czech Republic at the world final of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Their company Alca plast seated in Břeclav delivers sanitary systems to the whole world. They won the title Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 of the Czech Republic thank to honest approach to the development of their business and lifelong efforts to promote good reputation of Czech products in the world.
Concert in the Liechtenstein City Palace
On Saturday 15th June 2019, the members of the Society attended a special concert of the Lednice/Valtice Music Festival, organized in Vienna to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Visit of Vienna
On the days of 12 and 13 May 2019, we visited the Austrian capital and its surroundings. First day we visited the Castle Liechtenstein. The second day we went for a tour of the Liechtenstein City Palace and Albertina Gallery. More information read HERE.
Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein gave a speech in Prague at a conference on family businesses
A son of the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein Hans Adam II, Prince Constantin, was an exclusive guest of the conference Family Wealth, organized on 7 February 2019 by the E15 weekly. He spoke especially about keeping traditions and managing well the property which the family have gathered during more than nine hundred years.
Read more here.
Public Lecture Afternoon - Liechtenstein's 300th anniversary
The Czech-Liechtenstein Society, in cooperation with the non-profit organization Post Bellum, organized a series of lectures about today's Liechtenstein and its history for general public. This event, celebrating the 300th anniversary of Liechtenstein, took place on 4 April 2019 in the Municipal Library in Prague. Entry was free.
Members of the Czech-Liechtenstein Society met on 4 April 2019 in the Nuance Restaurant in Prague.