Liechtensteiner Volksblatt

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The Liechtensteiner Volksblatt is the older of the two daily newspapers in Liechtenstein. It is published by the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt AG and has a circulation of 9,000 copies (2015).Thursday is distributed a large print run with a circulation of 21,000 copies. [1] The editorial office is located in Schaan.


Title page of the first issue of theLiechtensteiner Volksblatt from August 16, 1878

The newspaper was first published on 16 August 1878 [2] and was the Press Association Liechtensteiner Volksblatt postponed. Initiator and first editor (until 1884) was the royal chaplainJohann Fetz. [3] Until 1918, that was Volksblatt a weekly newspaper, from 1919 it appeared twice, in 1927 three times, four times in 1962, in 1978 five times a week. Since January 1985, published daily (except Sunday).

The newspaper of the Oberland is considered conservative and joined the Princely House. She is the Progressive Citizens' Party near. Since September 2006, which is Volksblatt published by the Liechtensteiner Volksblatt AG, which emerged from the former Press Club. In October 2006, the increased Vorarlberg media entrepreneur Eugen Russ (Vorarlberger Medienhaus [4]) with a minority stake in the publishing house a. The majority of the shares are still in possession of Liechtenstein.

The Liechtensteiner Volksblatt is financed through subscriptions and the sale of advertisements. The newspaper is published in the German language and is concerned mainly with current issues from the region of Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria.


The Liechtensteiner Volksblatt is divided as needed and for example as follows.:

  • Title page with current news
  • Home News
  • Politics (mostly Europe)
  • Business News
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Service page and Weather
  • panorama


  • Wilfried Marxer: Media in Liechtenstein: structural analysis of the media landscape in a small state. Publishing the Liechtenstein Academic Society, 2004 ISBN 978-3-72111057-9.

External links


  1. high jumping after:a b Key figures at a glance. In: Site of Liechtenstein Volksblatt, p. 3 (PDF; 3 kB).
  2. High jump↑ According to Daniel Quaderer: Liechtenstein media landscape. In: Liechtensteiner Vaterland. 25 April 2014, and S. 27 (Supplement: One Hundred Years of News).
  3. High jump↑ Norbert Jansen: priest, journalist, historian (Memento of 2 February 2014 Internet Archive). In: Liechtensteiner Vaterland. 10 May 2011 (PDF; 2.7 MB).According to Daniel Quaderer: Liechtenstein media landscape. In: Liechtensteiner Vaterland. 25 April 2014, and S. 27 (Supplement: One Hundred Years ofNews, "Johannes Franz Fetz»).
  4. Jumping Up↑ The pressure of Liechtenstein Volksblatt done in Vorarlberger Medienhaus in Schwarzach.