While it is no longer possible to determine the exact date when the national anthem was created, Frommelt found an article in an edition of the “Liechtensteiner Volksblatt” newspaper from 1895 reporting on the opening of the second Liechtenstein National Exhibition. Among other things, the article mentioned the singing of a traditional Liechtenstein folk song. Originally based on the English national anthem, Liechtenstein’s anthem has been adapted on a number of occasions but remains very similar to the English version, which was first performed in 1745.

In 1963 the parliament approved changes to the words sung to the national anthem; this version is still used today. As a reaction to an increase in the number of variations being played, in 1983 the government asked Josef Frommelt to compose an official version that continues to be used today.