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Vorarlberg Museum, Kornmarkt, Bregenz am Bodensee (c) Hanspeter Schiess
Exhibitions and the best views

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The vorarlberg museum in Bregenz features entertaining exhibitions, interesting perspectives and outstanding insights

This building is also impressive from an architectural standpoint. Over 16,000 blossoms made from concrete adorn the facade, whilst the showroom on the fourth floor is especially awe-inspiring.

vorarlberg museum: A facade of flowers and panoramic views

The darkness of the interior space invites visitors to admire the constantly changing scenery of Lake Constance from an enormous panoramic window.

The museum’s permanent exhibition provides insights into the region’s cultural history and also features changing exhibitions on various topics. The architectural firm Cukrowicz Nachbaur of Vorarlberg designed the architecture of the new museum, which integrates historically protected elements. The facade with its 16,656 concrete flowers is especially arresting. Interestingly, these blossoms are actually nothing more than the imprints of commercial PET bottles. The architect and mathematician Urs Beat Roth from Zurich helped with the artistic arrangement by geometrically interpreting the concept conceived by South Tyrolean artist Manfred Alois Mayr. From a distance, the viewer recognises only ellipses, squares and other geometric forms, which actually adorn the facade as relief.


“vorarlberg. a making of”
How did Vorarlberg become what it is today? This exhibition, which deals with the history of the region, seeks answers to this question.

“buchstäblich vorarlberg” (literally vorarlberg)
A selection of 26 object groups that are each summarised under a single general term represent the diversity of the collection, which contains more than 160,000 artefacts from art, history and archaeology.

“Römer oder so” (Romans or so)
An exhibition about the Brigantium burial ground. “Römer oder so” follows in the footsteps of the latest scientific insights and sheds new light on the findings of the last 150 years at the region’s largest burial ground.

“ganznah. Landläufige Geschichten vom Berühren” (up close. touching local stories)
The goal is to focus on the region and to bring unexpected stories to light (for potential collections or for story or memory resources). Duration: until spring 2019

vorarlberg museum, Bregenzer Kulturmeile am Bodenseeufer (c) vorarlberg museum
vorarlberg museum, bregenz, architektur (c) andreas praefcke / wikimedia commons

“We were quite pleased and proud to receive the 2016 Austrian Museum Prize, which was an official recognition of our hard work.”

Museum Director Andreas Rudigier

Special exhibitions

“Wacker im Krieg. Erfahrungen eines Künstlers”
Until 17 February 2019, a special exhibition is dedicated to the painter Rudolf Wacker (1893-1939), one of the leading Austrian representatives of New Objectivity.
To complement the programme, there are talks with eminent personalities, story-telling cafés and a string of other events.

Special tips

  • “Reiseziel Museum” event series, Holiday programme for children, in August & September;
  • Jazz in the museum, with Peter Madsen and Oliver Rath, Thursday 6 Decembre, 8 p.m.

Opening times/Entry

  • Opening times
    Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
    Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm
    Closed Monday (excluding holidays)
    open on holidays from 10 am to 6 pm

    Summer opening hours: 1 July to 31 August
    Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm
    Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm

  • Entry
    Regular ticket: €9
    Discounted* ticket: €7 (until 25 and from 60 years old, plus civil servants & students)
    Yearly ticket: €36, discounted* €29
    Groups from 15 people: €7 per person

  • Combi tickets
    vorarlberg museum and Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Regular combi ticket: €15
    Discounted combi ticket: €12

  • Special tip
    Kulturhäuser Card - 365 days of culture
    Free entry for the entire year to the vorarlberg museum, the Kunsthaus Bregenz and all three performances at the Vorarlberger Landestheater

vorarlberg museum, Bregenz, Panoramaraum, gestaltet von Florian Pumhösl (c)

Wondrous scenes from the perspective of Austrian artist Florian Pumhösl on the 4th floor

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      vorarlberg museum

      The vorarlberg museum, with its extensive historical, archeological, art historical and ethnographic collections, is…

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      vorarlberg museum
      vorarlberg museum
      Street: Kornmarktplatz 1
      Place: 6900 Bregenz
      Phone: +43 5574 46050
      Fax: +43 5574 46050520

      vorarlberg museum


      The vorarlberg museum, with its extensive historical, archeological, art historical and ethnographic collections, is one of the central institutions for the research and preservation of the cultural heritage of the Austrian State of Vorarlberg. This museum considers itself to be the museum for local, regional and international culture. It unites history with the present and promotes insights and outlooks. It relates to and about people and things. Its exhibits not…

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