Overview of the Vaduz Culture Trail
Tradition is more than just a word – it is a cultural asset which Liechtensteiners are proud of. This explains why deeply cherished customs and traditions such as the national public holiday and «Fasnacht» (Carnival) are still very much a part of the local cultural fabric. Alongside tradition, modernity has stepped up to take its place in the form of contemporary art exhibitions, which accounts for one of the Principality’s most attractive features.
Museums are places, where treasures are kept and put on display. Sometimes it's «love at first sight»,sometimes the charms of a treasure are only revealed during a second, closer look – and sometimes not at all.
But that is precisely the allure of a treasure hunt in a museum. And many treasures, large and small, beg to be discovered in Liechtenstein. Specifically, the apital Vaduz can easily be regarded as the cultural centre of the country by virtue of its six museums. Yet it is not only the exhibitions of contemporary art in the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts and the Hilti Art Foundation, or the «Liechtenstein Treasure Chamber», which is home to a Fabergéegg, real Moon rock and the unique treasures of the Princely Collections, that have gained recognition far beyond the country's borders.
What also attracts international attention is the cooperation with the BadRagARTz festival which is held every three years. Afterall, many statues and sculptures are on display all year round and have become part and parcel of the pedestrian zone in Vaduz.
Architectural masterpieces ultimately turn the town’s Städtle into a synthesis of the arts. Although it is not signposted, the Culture Trail, which can be downloaded here, and is a commendation for a walk, brings together sculptures, architectural sites and museums on a leisurely stroll through Vaduz.
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