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Schellenberg, shown within Liechtenstein Coordinates: 4714N 932E Country Villages Area Total 3.5km2 (1.4sqmi) none [1]

Coordinates: 4714N 932E [1]



Elevation Population (31.12.2008 Total Density Time zone Summer(DST) Postal code Area code(s) Website [2] ) 1,042 294/km2 (760/sqmi) CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) 9488 7011 [3] 626m (2,054ft)

Lordship of Schellenberg Herrschaft Schellenberg

State of the Holy Roman Empire

Capital Government Historical era -

9th century 1719

Schellenberg, Vaduz Principality Middle Ages 15 BC the 9th century

Conquered by Rome County created by Charlemagne Purchased by Counts of Vaduz Acquired, with Vaduz, by Austria Liechtenstein dynasty become Frsten




Acquired by 1719 Liechtenstein dynasty

Schellenberg is a municipality in the lowland area of Liechtenstein, on the banks of the Rhine. As of 2005[4], it has a population of 952 and covers an area of 3.5km2 (1.4sqmi).


Early history
The area was first settled by Celts, then by Rhaetians. Rome conquered the area in 15 BC, and made it part of the province of Rhaetia. The Province later became a county (countship) under Charlemagne. The county was repeatedly divided among heirs. The Lordship of Schellenberg was purchased by the Counts of Vaduz in 1437 and the two states have been united in fact ever since. After the Swabian War in 1499, both came under Austrian suzerainty. Different dynasties of counts bought and sold them, until their purchase in the early 18th century by the Liechtenstein dynasty, which had been granted princely status in 1706, but which needed to acquire a territory with imperial immediacy in order to vote in the Diet of the Princes of the Empire. The emperor formally united Vaduz and Schellenberg in 1719 as the Principality of Liechtenstein.

World War II
In the municipality, there is a monument at the border town of Hinterschellenberg that commemorates the asylum given to Russian soldiers.[5] At the close of World War II, Liechtenstein granted asylum to approximately five hundred soldiers of the First Russian National Army, a collaborationist Russian force within the German Wehrmacht. This act was no small matter as the country was poor and had difficulty feeding and caring for such a large group of refugees. Eventually, Argentina agreed to resettle the asylum seekers permanently. In contrast, the British repatriated the Russians who fought on the German side to the USSR.

In Schellenberg, there is a small road crossing to Austria, manned by Austrian, Swiss border guards.

[1] http:/ / toolserver. org/ ~geohack/ geohack. php?pagename=Schellenberg& params=47_14_N_9_32_E_type:city(1042)_region:LI-08 [2] 2008 Statistics for Liechtenstein (http:/ / www. llv. li/ amtsstellen/ llv-as-bevoelkerung/ llv-as-bevoelkerung-bevoelkerungsstatistik_per_31_dezember. htm) [3] http:/ / www. schellenberg. li [4] http:/ / en. wikipedia. org/ w/ index. php?title=Schellenberg& action=edit [5] Schellenberg TravelGuide (http:/ / www. virtualtourist. com/ travel/ Europe/ Liechtenstein/ Schellenberg/ Things_To_Do-Schellenberg-BR-1. html) on Virtual

External links
Media related to Schellenberg at Wikimedia Commons

The dictionary definition of Schellenberg at Wiktionary

Official website ( (German) History of Schellenberg ( KiB) (German)

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