Liechtenstein has been heavily influenced by foreign cultural influences, particularly those originating in the southern German-speaking regions of Europe, such as Austria, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Switzerland, and particularly Tirol and Vorarlberg. The “Historical Society of the Principality of Liechtenstein” is dedicated to the preservation of the country’s culture and history.
The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, an international museum of modern and contemporary art with a significant international art collection, is the biggest museum. The structure, designed by Morger, Degelo, and Kerez of Switzerland, is a landmark in Vaduz. It was constructed in November 2000 and consists of colored concrete and black basalt stone, forming a “black box.” Liechtenstein’s national art collection is housed at the museum.
The Liechtenstein National Museum (Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum) is another significant museum, with permanent and special exhibits on Liechtenstein’s cultural and natural heritage. A stamp museum, a ski museum, and a 500-year-old Rural Lifestyle Museum are among the attractions.
All books published in Liechtenstein are legally deposited in the Liechtenstein State Library.
Vaduz Castle, Gutenberg Castle, the Red House, and the Schellenberg Ruins are the most well-known historical landmarks.
The Prince of Liechtenstein’s Private Art Collection, one of the world’s most important private art collections, is on display at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna.
All subjects are invited to the head of state’s castle on the country’s national holiday. A large number of people attend the national celebration at the castle, where speeches are delivered and free beer is given.