Museums and exhibitions in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
With the Skyspace Lech by the internationally renowned artist James Turrell, the Arlberg receives a work of art that invites to a unique experience of the perception of light and space. James Turrell has designed a space of light for Lech, where the meeting of heaven and earth in the high alpine landscape can be experienced with a new perspective.
The Lechmuseum is a house of culture, history and language. Regular special exhibitions - supraregional, contemporary and socially relevant. The Huber-Hus, a traditional Walser house dating from 1590, forms the architectural heart of the Lechmuseum and invites visitors to discover rural living and working. Special exhibitions that change every year and a varied programme of events are devoted to cultural-historical themes. The Walser Museum houses an extensive collection of exhibits from the Lech-Tannberg local history and museum association, as well as mountain farming, skiing and sacred folk art, and numerous exhibits from the fields of handicrafts and home decor. Culture on the hiking trail The Wang-Hus is one of the oldest houses on the Tannberg. It is not a museum in the original sense, but since its restoration in 1998 it has been open to the public as a historical monument. The Schöneberg courtyard desert was archaeologically examined in 2012 and has its origins in the 15th century. The special feature is a covered passageway running underground between the house and the stable.
The "Allmeinde Commongrounds" is an independent cultural initiative founded at the turn of the millennium by Gerold and Katia Schneider, which is dedicated to a special concern: the shaping of the community from the spirit of community. The name refers to the "Allme(i)nde", i.e. the common property, the physical as well as the spiritual of the knowledge communities. "Commonground(s)" is the English equivalent of this term, which is currently experiencing a great renaissance.More information: https://allmeindecommongrounds.com
Special exhibition THE SOUND OF LECH The sound of a placeJune 2019 to April 2021Exhibition of the Lech Museum in the Huber-Hus, Lech am Arlberg"Unlike the eyes, we cannot shut our ears. We hear all the time, but we also miss a lot." Thomas Felfer How does Lech sound? The exhibition tells of the loud and quiet sides of the place, of present and past sounds. We also go on sound walks together or collect "listening objects". Let us inspire you to listen! The exhibition is bilingual (D, E) and suitable for children and families.
Kästle Mountain Museum
Skiing history has been written on the Arlberg in many ways. The history of the legendary brand is closely linked to the beginnings of skiing on the Arlberg. Up here, more than 90 years ago, Anton Kästle found the inspiration for the vision of a revolutionary ski. It was to be the first ski made of ash wood: the Arlberg Ski. Later this ski developed into the Kästle brand. Kästle was founded in 1924 in Vorarlberg and over the decades has brought many professionals international victories. After quieter times, Kästle celebrated a brilliant comeback in 2007.