Culture

When people think of Glarnerland, they often think first of Fridolin, Schabziger, or the textile industry. That's all quite right, of course – and yet only a small part of the cultural identity of Glarner people. People here are open to new experiences, but guard their traditions and customs fiercely. That's why Glarnerland has so much culture in such a small space, from old customs to traditional culinary specialties to avant-garde art that's far ahead of its time. The breadth is impressive: it reaches from the open-air performance of "Annas Carnifex" staged in the summer of 2010 in honour of Anna Göldis, to Tim Krohn's award-winning books "Quatemberkinder" and "Vrenelis Gärtli," to old-timer races over the Klausen pass.