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Oben am jungen Rhein

Oben am jungen Rhein is the national anthem of Liechtenstein. It's sung to the tune of the british national anthem, God Save the Queen. The lyrics were written in 1850 by Jakob Josef Jauch[?]. Until 1963, the lead line was "Oben am deutschen (German) Rhein".


 Oben am jungen Rhein
 Lehnet sich Liechtenstein
 An Alpenhöh'n.
 Dies liebe Heimatland,
 Das teure Vaterland,
 Hat Gottesweise Hand
 Für uns erseh'n.

 Hoch lebe Liechtenstein
 Blühend am jungen Rhein,
 Glücklich und treu.
 Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land,
 Hoch unser Vaterland,
 Durch Bruderliebe-Band
 Vereint und frei.

English Translation

 High above the young Rhine
 Lies Liechtenstein, resting
 On Alpine heights.
 This beloved homeland,
 This dear fatherland
 Was chosen for us by
 God's wise hand.

 Long live Liechtenstein,
 Blossoming on the young Rhine,
 Happy and faithful!
 Long live the Prince of the Land,
 Long live our fatherland,
 United by brotherly bonds and free!

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