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Angelika-Kauffmann Museum, Schwarzenberg, Museen Vorarlberg (c) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Ever So Inspiring: Culture & Design

Museums in Vorarlberg

Museums and exhibitions open up new horizons.

More than 60 museums in Vorarlberg: Insights into the history, lifestyle and creative activity are provided by lively museums and exhibitions.

Kunsthaus Bregenz
Designed by architect Peter Zumthor, the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) is one of the lead ing exhibition halls for contemporary art in Europe.
Open: Tues to Sun 10:00-18:00, Thurs 10:00-20:00, 01/07–31/08 10:00-20:00 daily.

vorarlberg museum, Bregenz
Extensive collection focusing on archaeology, history, art history and ethnology in Vorarlberg.
Open: Tues to Sun 10:00-18:00, Thurs 10:00-20:00, public holidays 10:00-18:00. 01/07–31/08 Mon to Sun 10:00-19:00, Thurs 10:00-20:00.

inatura – nature Adventure Show, Dornbirn
The interactive nature show is the most popular museum of the region and one of the most modern nature museums in Europe, featuring an underwater cinema, a butterfly lawn, an avalanche simulator, sience center etc.
Open: Daily 10:00-18:00.

Rolls-Royce Museum, Dornbirn
The world’s largest collection of the Rolls-Royce Phantom series; faithful copy of Cooke Street production site; restoration workshop, English tea rooms, shop.
Open: Tues to Sun 10:00-18:00, Nov. to March, 10:00–17:00. Closed: 01–25/12, 07–31/01.

Vorarlberg Museum, Kornmarkt, Bregenz am Bodensee (c) Hanspeter Schiess
Kulturvermittlung im vorarlberg museum © Markus Tretter / vorarlberg museum

Museums and exhibition halls open new horizons

Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch
Designed by architect Peter Zumthor, Werkraum Bregenzerwald brings togeth – er innovative craftsmen under one roof, with 85 partner businesses.
Open: Tues to Sat 10:00–18:00, 19/06–28/08 also on Sundays.

Historic Costume Workshop, Riefensberg
In this unique workshop for the preservation and maintenance of traditional costum es, you can explore 500 years of craftsmanship and watch how the famous “Wälderjuppe” (a traditional Bregenzerwald garment for women) is made.
Open: Early May to late Oct. Tues 10:00–12:00, Fri 10:00–12:00, 14:00–16:00, anytime by prior arrangement.

Angelika-Kauffmann-Museum, Schwarzenberg
Besides the Angelika-Kauffmann hall and the parish church, Schwarzenberg has a special museum devoted to the memory and work of the famous daughter of the Bregenzerwald. A modern museum was “implanted“ in the outbuilding of the 19th century local museum in Schwarzenberg. Summer exhibitions 2017: “Role plays.
Angelika Kauffmann portrays women“ and “Cottage industry. Economic wonder on the kitchen table”.
Open: 01/05–26/10, Tues to Sun 10:00-17:00 (daily during the Schubertiade festival)

Angelika-Kauffmann Museum, Schwarzenberg, Museen Vorarlberg (c) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Werkraumhaus, Andelsbuch, Bregenzerwald (c) Peter Rigaud / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Museums in the Bregenzerwald

Women’s Museum, Hittisau
The only women’s museum in Austria hosts changing exhibitions on the history and current situation of women from a regional or supra-regional point of view. Local women of different ages are available as personal tour guides for visitors. This award-winning wooden building provides a space for cultural exchange.

Jewish Museum, Hohenems
TheJewish Museum in Hohenems is a regional museum with an international outreach that chronicles the history of the Jews in the rural community of Hohen ems and its manifold contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and the surrounding regions.

Montafon Museums
The local museum in Schruns, the alpine and tourism museum in Gaschurn, the mining museum in Silbertal and the Frühmesshaus Bartholomäberg museum give insights into the history, culture and cultural landscape of the Montafon.

Huber-Hus (local museum), Lech Zürs, Arlberg
This traditional Walser-style house which tells a family’s history houses temporary exhibitions and gives access to the data stored in the local community archives. Open: Tues, Thurs, Sun 15:00–18:00.

Bergschau 1122 Kleinwalsertal – A different angle
Bergschau 1122, the permanent exhibition staged at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg, draws on exciting interactive features to show how the flora and fauna of the Allgäu and Kleinwalstertal Alps evolved over time. What is more, visitors get a chance to hear, see, smell and feel regional specialties. Admission free. Open daily 9:00–18:00.