Wilfersdorf Agricultural and Forestry Company works the agricultural and forestry property of the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein in Lower Austria. The business is located in Lower Austria's Weinviertel, roughly 50 km north of Vienna. There is also a forest in Sparbach near Mödling (Vienna Woods).
3,070 hectares of arable land and pasture
3,460 hectares of forest and other land
100 hectares of water
6,630 hectares total area
Extensive ancillary operations (Sparbach Nature Reserve, hunting, fishing, letting, leasing).
The first information about the Liechtenstein family's property in Lower Austria "left of the Danube towards the Moravian border" is to be found in the Klosterneuburger Saalbuch and dates from 1194 to 1196. In 1383, Duke Albrecht bestowed all the property belonging to Mistelbach to Johann of Liechtenstein. In 1385, Rabensburg Fortress and from 1391 to 1416 the properties at Wetzelsdorf, Katzelsdorf, Eibesthal, Poysdorf and Hausbrunn were identified as being Liechtenstein property. In 1457, Hohenau was acquired. In 1504, agreement was reached between the heirs, laying down a division of the entire Liechtenstein properties into three main lines, namely the Steyregg, Nikolsburg and Feldsberg lines. Karl Liechtenstein was raised to the status of a hereditary prince in 1608, with Maximilian and Gundakar following in 1623. In 1807, Liechtenstein Castle in Maria Enzersdorf and in 1808 the Sparbach Estate were purchased by Prince John I of Liechtenstein. In 1932, a forest estate was purchased in Kalwang, Styria. On 1 January 1989, the Austrian possessions were transferred to the Foundation Prince Liechtenstein.