Liechtenstein

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Culture

Culture

  • As a result of its small size, Liechtenstein has been strongly affected by external cultural influences, most notably those originating in the southern German-speaking areas of Europe, including Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland, and specifically Tirol and Vorarlberg.
  • Music and theatre are an important part of the culture. There are numerous music organizations such as the Liechtenstein Musical Company, the annual Guitar Days and the International Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Society, which play in two main theatres.
  • Joseph Rheinberger, an all time famous musician and composer was born the son of the Prince of Liechtenstein's treasurer on March 17 1839 in the capital village of Vaduz.
  • There is 'Funkensonntag' ('Spark Sunday'), just before Easter, when straw witches are burnt on gigantic bonfires - recalling heathen ceremonies to drive away winter and also the burning of witches. This is both a public festival and a competition between the various villages.
  • Popular sports in Liechtenstein is football, skiing and rugby.
  • Liechtensteiners usually eat Zmorga for breakfast which comprises of coffee and bread with jam. Zmittag is their main meal of the day which typically includes a main dish, soup, salad, and dessert. Znacht is eaten at dinnertime and comprises of an open-faced sandwich made with various kinds of meat and cheese. Käsknöfle, one of their distinctive regional dishes consists of noodles made by squeezing a mixture of flour, water, and eggs through a perforated board after which, the noodles are baked with grated cheese.
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