Discover the cultural landscape of the Montafon Alpine and Maisäß (traditional Alpine pasture land) culture on the hiking trail
Each sculpture features a brief piece of information in the local dialect! Simply scan the printed QR code for a German translation - you can also do this offline!
Künstler Roland Haas
“The idea of accompanying a themed hiking trail, located in my home, not with explanatory signposts but instead with sculptures, was fascinating to me from the very beginning. My artistic concept is now to use the objects to draw the attention of visitors to certain aspects of the Gauertaler AlpkulTour, to stimulate debate and perhaps to even irritate a little. This results in new ways to interpret and discuss the content explored here as well as artistic representations of the landscape.
With few exceptions, local spruce wood is the main component of the sculptures. This, along with the primary use of round wood, creates a continuity in terms of the dominant construction material in the Alpine cultural landscape. In addition, the unusual form given to wood in the context of the Gauertaler AlpkulTour challenges one’s associative powers.
There are now sculptures at 11 of 13 selected locations. Each sculpture focuses on a theme concerning the Montafon Alpine and Maisäß (traditional Alpine pasture land) culture. My brief explanations at the individual locations serve to provide better understanding, but are in no way intended to restrict your freedom of interpretation!”