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The Princely Family of Liechtenstein reclaims former possessions on Czech soil that were taken from them after the Second World War. Among other things, it is about the Lednice and Valtice chateaux in South Moravia.
Ein the court in the Czech Republic has rejected the return of several castles and extensive real estate to the Princely House of Liechtenstein. This was justified with the inviolability of the so-called Benes decrees, as reported by the CTK agency on Friday. After the Second World War, the decrees of Czechoslovak President Edvard Benes served as the basis for the expropriation and expulsion of around three million Germans. The Foundation of the Liechtenstein Princely Family argues that Prince Franz Josef II, who ruled at the time, was not German.
In the Czech Republic it is expected that the decision of the District Court in Breclav WILL be appealed. The legal dispute concerns, among other things, the Lednice and Valtice castles in the South Moravian region. As part of the surrounding cultural landscape, which includes the preferred Liechtenstein dominions, they have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
According to the data of the State Monuments Administration (NPU), 218,000 people visited the Lednice chateau, which was rebuilt in the 19th century in the neo-Gothic style, in the last summer season.