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

vorarlberg museum: A facade of flowers and panoramic views

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. 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 from Vorarlberg designed the architecture of the 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 Swiss architect and mathematician Urs Beat Roth 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.

“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).

Vorarlberg Museum © Gregor Lengler / Vorarlberg Tourismus
vorarlberg museum, bregenz, architektur (c) andreas praefcke / wikimedia commons

The vorarlberg museum at the culture mile in Bregenz:
“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


See Who We Are.
100 Objects from the Museum Collection
3 October 2020 – 5 April 2021

Take a tour of the collection: from the sketchbooks of Bregenzerwald baroque builders via a high-wheel bicycle or a medieval palm Sunday donkey to paintings of Angelika Kauffmann and Rudolf Wacker.

Exhibition in the Atrium
Lockdown. Vorarlberg and the Corona-Virus
3 October – 24 January 2021

A documentary on the impact of the Corona crisis on people’s lives in Vorarlberg – featuring exhibits from the museum’s own collection complemented by items on loan from other museums.

Opening times/Entry

  • Opening times
    Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 06.00 pm
    Thursday 09.30 am – 08.00 pm

  • Entry
    Regular ticket: €9
    Discounted* ticket: €7 (until 27 and from 60 years old, plus civil servants & students), free entrance for children until 19 years
    Yearly ticket: €36, discounted* €28
    Groups from 15 people: €7 per person

  • Combi tickets
    vorarlberg museum and Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Regular combi ticket: €17
    Discounted combi ticket: €12 - €14

  • Information
    "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 (c) Petra Rainer - Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus

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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