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Jüdisches Museum Hohenems (c) Dietmar Walser / Jüdisches Museum

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 “From the Middle Ages to the Present” was completely redone in 2007 and 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

Current special exhibition

A Place of Our Own.
Four Young Palestinian Women in Tel Aviv
by Iris Hassid. May 7, 2023 until March 10, 2024

The exhibition A Place of Our Own focuses on the lives of four young Palestinian women. They are Israeli citizens, living and studying in Tel Aviv, and setting out from there on their professional lives, in Israel and elsewhere. Israeli photographer Iris Hassid began photographing them in 2014 and talking to them about their ambitions, friendships, families, and political-social involvement.

The photographs on display, films, and quotes from many conversations show the lives of these young women, since leaving their Arab towns and villages to go to university in Tel Aviv. And they reflect the complexities of an existence as a Palestinian woman in Tel Aviv and as a woman with ambitions in Israeli society.


Jewish Museum Hohenems

  • Opening times & Guided Tours

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

    • Jüdisches Museum Hohenems

      Jewish Museum Hohenems

      The Jewish Museum is based in the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, a historic location built during…

      Jewish Museum Hohenems
      Street: Schweizer Strasse 5
      Place: 6845 Hohenems
      Phone: +43 5576 739890
      Fax: +43 5576 77793

      Jewish Museum Hohenems


      The Jewish Museum is based in the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, a historic location built during the “Gründerzeit” period of the mid to late 19th century. Thanks to the careful renovation and preservation of this upper-class dwelling, together with the subtle, tasteful presentation of documents and showpieces, visitors are whisked away to a different era. The Jewish Museum is part of Hohenems’ Jewish Quarter, where the surviving buildings date from the late…

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