And certainly would confirm that impression today. Just the historic old town is a cultural experience: It is the stage and at the same time the backdrop for a wide range of cultural activities.
The cultural figurehead are the Freilichtspiele (Open Air Festival) Schwäbisch Hall: For 80 years now, not only the classics are produced on the stairs of St. Michael. Outside of the festival period, the theatre finds a stylish backdrop in the historic “Neubau? (New Building), built in 1527.
A treasure in the museum landscape of Baden-Württemberg is the Hällisch-Fränkische Museum, documentation centre for history, arts and culture, covering the period from early history up to today. Rural history “to touch? on the other hand is offered by the Hohenloher Freilandmuseum (Open Air Museum).
Modern art has found its home in the “Galerie am Markt? (Market Galery) since 1976. The Kunsthalle (Art Hall) Würth hosts alternating exhibitions on a high quality level and is the highlight of fine arts. Continuously new perspectives to the arts are granted by the “Kunst im öffentlichen Raum? (Art in Public) as well as the “Lange Kunstnacht? (Long Arts Night) with installations and performances. Traditional events are celebrated throughout the entire year.
Part of the active cultural life of the city is a grown culture scene where new initiatives are born continuously. But also small arts, cabaret and amateur theatre are an inextricable part of the cultural landscape. Even Schwäbisch Hall gets more noticed as a movie backstage.
No matter if theatre, small arts, museum, music of fine arts: The extensive cultural engagement of the city still links culture and education ? like during the times of the poet Ricarda Huch.