Art and culture in beautiful Nidwalden
The Nidwalden Museum comprises three buildings: the Salzmagazin, the Winkelriedhaus with pavilion in Stans, and Fort Fürigen in Stansstad.
The Winkelriedhaus now serves as an art museum. The ancient patrician house is home to a permanent exhibition of works from the cantonal collection. The pavilion in the garden displays three temporary exhibitions annually, focusing on artists who have a connection with Nidwalden or are otherwise of interest to the region.
The house is under reconstruction and cannot be visited at the moment. The opening of the new permanent exhibition in the house will be on August 23, 2023, starting at 6:30 pm. More information can be found here.
The Salzmagazin is the original venue of the Nidwalden Museum. Centrally located by the lower terminus of the Stanserhorn funicular railway, the annual exhibition housed here from spring to autumn addresses a theme from the culture or history of Nidwalden.
The new exhibition will open on 31. March to 29. October 2023. Find out more here.
Fort Fürigen became part of the Nidwalden Museum in 1991. Its 200 metre long tunnel system leads into the interior of the Bürgenberg. In addition to two gun emplacements with canons and three machine guns, visitors can expect to find a labyrinth complete with fully equipped sleeping quarters, a kitchen and an infirmary with operating theatre.
Find out more here.