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Jüdisches Museum Hohenems (c) Dietmar Walser / Jüdisches Museum
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Jewish Museum Hohenems

For more than 25 years, the Jewish Museum Hohenems has collected examples of Jewish history in Vorarlberg and the Lake Constance area

The Jewish Museum Hohenems first opened at the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal in the centre of the old Jewish quarter in April of 1991. The permanent exhibition, which was completely redone in 2007, presents interesting stories and anecdotes from the lives of the local Jewish people.

The exhibition focuses on people, with all their contradictions, subjective experiences, life plans, and customs. One such individual is Salomon Sulzer, the founder of modern synagogue music, but also hawkers and innkeepers, rabbis and teachers, salesmen and manufacturers, or people like the Rosenthal family, who built the house in which the museum is now housed in 1864. Modern audio guides and video stations make “the inside story” accessible for the first time.

Dedicated children’s exhibition
This exhibition is available in German, English and French for an international audience. The dedicated children’s exhibition by Monika Helfer and Barbara Steinitz enables insights into history for a young audience and is the starting point for a dialogue between the generations.

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems (c) Dietmar Walser / Jüdisches Museum
Jüdisches Viertel mit Jüdischem Museum Hohenems (c) Dietmar Walser, 2007

The Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, constructed in 1864, has been the site of the Jewish Museum in the former Jewish quarter of Hohenems since 1991

Next special exhibition:

The Last Europeans. Jewish Perspectives on the Crises of an Idea
75 years after the end of World War II, Europe is threatened by a relapse into nationalist and xenophobic ideologies.
The European imperative “Never Again!” is being challenged by many, also here in Austria. At the same time, Europe’s nationalists are discovering their own fantasy of the “Christian-Jewish Occident”—as a battle cry against immigration and integration. The values of the Enlightenment, which constituted the foundation of European rapprochement in the wake of the catastrophes of the 20th century, are reversed into their opposite and turned into means of isolation and exclusion.

Exhibition duration: May 3, 2020 until April 11, 2021


Jewish Museum Hohenems

  • Address/Contact
    Villa Heimann-Rosenthal
    Schweizer Straße 5, A-6845 Hohenems
    Tel. 0043 5576/73989-0
    Fax 0043 5576/77793

  • Opening times
    Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 12 pm and 2–5 pm

    Museum and café:
    Tuesday to Sunday and on holidays from 10 am – 5 pm

  • Entry
    Adults: €8.00/ Discounted: €5.00
    for school kids, apprentices, students, seniors, people with disabilities, civil servants, Ö1 Club members, those with the aha card, the EYCA youth card, the Vorarlberg family pass and for groups larger than 15

    Free entry: for children and young adults until the age of 19, for holders of a V-CARD (one time), ICOM members

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      Jüdisches Museum

      The Jewish Museum in Hohenems, a museum with an international reputation, memorializes the earlier…

      Jüdisches Museum
      Jüdisches Museum
      Jüdisches Museum
      Street: Schweizer Straße5
      Place: 6845 Hohenems
      Phone:+43 5576 739890
      Fax:+43 5576 77793

      Jüdisches Museum


      The Jewish Museum in Hohenems, a museum with an international reputation, memorializes the earlier rural Jewish community in Hohenems, emphasizing its many-faceted contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and surrounding regions. By way of exemplary stories and documents, the museum tells about the diaspora, examines modern Jewish life in Europe, highlights current issues in Israel, deals with questions of coexistence and migration. Between its earlier history and modern times came…

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