Palais Liechenstein. The Princely Collections

 

GEMS OF ART HISTORY

One of the world’s largest and most important private art collections, owned by the Prince von und zu Liechtenstein, contains masterpieces from the early Renaissance to the High Baroque era,
including highlights from the oeuvres of Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Frans Hals and Raphael, as well as the Badminton Cabinet, the most expensive piece of furniture in the world. The collections also include unique and precious holdings of prints and engravings, Italian bronzes of the 16th and 17th century, pietra dura objects, porcelain, tapestries and ivories that once graced the castles and palaces owned by the family.

 

In January 2012 Palais Liechtenstein GmbH was launched as the new umbrella brand for the Liechtenstein GARDEN PALACE and the Liechtenstein CITY PALACE. Both palaces have been deeply rooted in Vienna’s history for over 300 years. The GARDEN PALACE in the ninth district of Vienna has already become a favourite locale for distinctive event planning, film- and photo-shoots.From 2013 the Liechtenstein CITY PALACE, situated at the heart of Vienna near the Burgtheater and the Volksgarten, will provide additional impressive events venues. The unique atmosphere of the palaces conveys an impression of aristocratic life.

 

Both palaces are presented on the website www.palaisliechtenstein.com. Photographs, 360° tours, floor plans and videos provide an overview of the palaces’ interiors. You can also send an online request to the Palais Liechtenstein events team, who will help you to choose a venue and organize your event. Exclusive guided tours of the Princely Collections can also be booked online. 

 

Palais Liechenstein. The Princely Collections
Fürstengasse 1
1090 Vienna
Fax: +43 (1) 319 57 67–255
+43 (1) 319 57 67–252

 

 

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THE LIECHTENSTEIN GARDEN PALACE

 

The GARDEN PALACE in the Rossau quarter is notable for its superb state of restoration and the stunning symbiosis of nature, architecture and masterpieces of art history. The magnificent gardens as well as the Baroque Hercules Hall and the Ladies’ Apartments are available for hire as innovative settings for events: from small-scale to large-scale events such as cocktail receptions, gala dinners, concerts, weddings, film- and photo-shoots, lectures, company presentations or seminars. Guided tours of the Princely Collections as part of an event package are an exclusive highlight.

 

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

Twice a month a guided tour on the general theme of ‘Gems of Art History’ and a themed guided tour (all tours are in German only) offer visitors the chance to acquaint themselves with a tradition of collecting that spans more than four centuries. The dates are listed on the new website www.palaisliechtenstein.com. Tickets can be booked online, by telephone or email.

 

INDIVIDUAL GUIDED TOURS

Individual guided tours of the Princely Collections with an in-house expert can be booked from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm (Booking and information: www.palaisliechtenstein.com, email: info@palaisliechtenstein.com, telephone: 01 319 57 67–153, booking requested 10 days in advance). 

 

 

THE LIECHTENSTEIN CITY PALACE: from spring 2013

 

The Liechtenstein CITY PALACE, another architectural jewel in the crown of the Princely Family, located at the heart of Vienna, close to the Burgtheater and the Volksgarten, will provide exclusive venues for functions and a luxurious setting for high-end social and corporate events. The CITY PALACE on Bankgasse is currently being renovated and reawakened to new life. The palace, the first major High Baroque building to be erected in Vienna, will appear in all its former glory from 2013.

A magnificent ensemble of Baroque stucco ceilings, opulent neo-Rococo interiors and original furnishings complemented by Michael Thonet’s fine parquet flooring form a harmonious whole, revealing insights into the aristocratic life of bygone epochs. The Liechtenstein CITY PALACE will provide exclusive venues for functions and a luxurious setting for high-end social and corporate events. The unique masterpieces of art from the Biedermeier era may be viewed exclusively as part of an event or a booked guided tour.