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The women’s museum in Hittisau is the only one of its kind in Austria and makes artistic creation by women and their living environments visible in changing exhibitions. The museum is accommodated in a modern timber building in the village centre. For a long time, mountaineering was a male domain. The exhibition showcases pioneering female alpinists of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, it directs attention to women who have always lived and worked in the mountains: high-alpine farming women, herdswomen, female poachers, smugglers and mountain guides.
Each year in September, philosophers, thinkers, literati and other interested participants gather at the Philosopicum Lech, hosted this year from 21-25 September for the eighteenth time. The theme for 2016 is “About God and the world. Philosophising in uncertain times.” During the Philosophicum the Tractatus award will be presented. This award rewards outstanding publications in the field of cultural philosophy.