Museums in Uri
Although the museums in Uri are mostly of local and regional importance, some of them have to show items in their collections that are of supracantonal significance. In addition, various museums are housed in protected old buildings. Among the smaller collections, too, there are noteworthy cultural assets. In pro-portion to the number of inhabitants, the can-ton Uri possesses an impressive quantity of museums.
Paths, footbridges and alpine passes in all directions have determined the history of Uri for centuries.The bridge to the South and to another area of culture and speech has left its mark in Uri's architecture and cuisine, as well as in the consistently captivating mythology. Johann Wolfgang Goethe and King Ludwig II from Bavaria had described the fascination of Uri.
Culturally, the canton of Uri has to offer a con-siderable range of baroque churches and nu-merous chapels, castles and many historically important sites. Still today the tradition lives on in arts and crafts, popular theatre plays, as well as in concerts and folkloric performances.
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