Liechtenstein’s size, linguistic character and geographic location mean that it has struggled to develop a national literature. Liechtensteiner writer and artist Stefan Sprenger considers this lack of a national literature and the problems of translation in his work.
From the centre of Vaduz the Kunstmuseum provides a focus on contemporary art and its roots in modernism. Through presentations of works from the private collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein it also creates a link with the work of 'Old Masters'.
Noldi Beck - a former ski racer, instructor, Völkl ski tester and service man to champion ski racer Hanni Wenzel - has collected over 1000 items of memorabilia based on the theme of wintersports. Located in Vaduz.
This guided tour gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Princely Family. How did they come to rule Liechtenstein? Where do the family's roots lie? What role did Napoleon play in the country's history?
Set within picturesque hills above Vaduz, Parkhotel Sonnenhof prides itself on creating a peaceful and luxurious atmosphere for its guests. With comfortable, elegant decor and furnishings across all rooms, this hotel was designed for relaxation.
This Michelin starred restaurant within the Park Hotel Sonnenhof stages unique culinary attractions, inspired by mother nature and the seasons. Set within a scenic natural landscape, there is a varied and internationally inspired menu that changes daily.
We think you will enjoy our budding collection of articles on local art and culture and our unique curation of books and films set in or about Liechtenstein.
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The Liechtenstein dynasty, from which the principality
takes its name, comes from Castle Liechtenstein in
Lower Austria. External influences have shaped the history and the culture of
this tiny state, as a consequence of its geographical position, Austria still
plays an important role in Liechtenstein socio-economic life.
The principality of Liechtenstein stands out for the
classical music it has produced. Vaduz-born Josef Rheinberger was a composer who rose to fame mainly for his
compositions of chamber music.
The most famous historical sites
in the country are Vaduz Castle, Gutenberg Castle, the Red House and the ruins
of Schellenberg. Curiously, the Private Art Collection of the Prince of
Liechtenstein, one of the world's leading private art collections is displayed
at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna.
When comparing Liechtenstein life to other small European
countries, it is possible to notice fundamental similarities and differences. As
with other small countries in the continent, Liechtenstein has managed to maintain its independence,
economic viability, native languages, and forms of government. However, unlike
other countries, Liechtenstein has managed to do all this without having an
armed force since 1868.