Culture and traditions in the Montafon
EXPERIENCE WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
Even during a short visit, you will be able to experience the culture of the Montafon. Many exciting museums and exhibitions invite you to learn more about the roots of our beautiful valley and its traditions. Annual events such as the Funken, Sonnwende or the Alpabtrieb are worth a visit. Make sure to ask our regular guests about it! The Montafon still offers real mountain culture.
EXPLORING THE VALLEY
Museums and Exhibitions
The Montafon offers a variety of different museums. The local history museum in Schruns, the tourism museum in Gaschurn, the mining museum in the Silbertal and the early morning mass museum at Bartholomäberg. With over 700 members, the local culture club is taking care of the museums and organizing new exhibitions.
BE PART OF IT
Events With Traditions
One of the favourite traditions of the locals is the Funkenabbrennen. On the last Sunday after the Carnival, a big wooden tower will be set on fire to banish the devils of the winter.
During the longest day of the year, you can experience the Sonnwendfeuer. High up on the mountains fires are lit and make our mountains shine.
In the fall, the ceremonial cattle drive from the mountains back to the valley. You can be in awe of the beautiful decorated cattle.
SEEING, TASTING, HEARING
Culture for all senses
During a hike, you will probably see one of the many Maisäß that are located on 1,200m until 1,600m above sea level. Maybe you even get to see the local breed of sheep called Montafoner Steinschaf. Make sure to enjoy some local food and drinks. In particular, the Sura Kees is a must-have. Something that might be hard in the beginning is the dialect spoken in the Montafon, but it is „etschas bsondrix“ something really special.
To be home on Funken Sunday is a must have for me. Especially the delicious, traditional Funkaküachle (a sweet fried dough dish) are worth making the trip.