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).
See Who We Are.
100 Objects from the Museum Collection
3 October 2020 – End of February 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.
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 06.00 pm
Thursday 09.30 am – 08.00 pm
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
vorarlberg museum and Kunsthaus Bregenz
Regular combi ticket: €17
Discounted combi ticket: €12 - €14
"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
Wondrous scenes from the perspective of Austrian artist Florian Pumhösl on the 4th floor