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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.

vorarlberg museum, Bregenz
Extensive collection focusing on archaeology, history, art history and ethnology in Vorarlberg.

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.

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.

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.

Historic Costume Museum and 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.

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.

FIS Skimuseum Damüls (c) Katrin Preuss I Vorarlberg Tourimsus GmbH
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.

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.

All museums in Vorarlberg

    • Stadtarchiv und Stadtmuseum

      Municipal Archives and the Municipal Museum

      The "Lanter" patrician house was originally built as a town house in 1796, and…

      Municipal Archives and the Municipal Museum
      Street: Marktplatz 11
      Place: 6850 Dornbirn
      Website: http://www.stadtarchiv.dornbirn.at

      Municipal Archives and the Municipal Museum

      Description

      The “Lanter” patrician house was originally built as a town house in 1796, and in 1799 the Commander of the Russian Army, Field Marshall Suwarow, lived here for a short time. Later it became the main home of the Rhomberg industrialist family. Today the building houses Dornbirn’s Municipal Archives and the Municipal Museum.

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      Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal)

      Im April 1991 wurde das Jüdische Museum in der Villa Heimann-Rosenthal eröffnet

      Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal)
      Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal)
      Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal)
      Street: Schweizer Straße 5
      Place: 6845 Hohenems
      Phone: +43 5576 739890
      Fax: +43 5576 77793
      Website: http://www.jm-hohenems.at
      E-Mail: office@jm-hohenems.at

      Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal)

      Im April 1991 wurde das Jüdische Museum in der Villa Heimann-Rosenthal eröffnet

      Description

      The Jewish Museum in Hohenems, a museum with an international reputation, memorializes the earlier rural Jewish community in Hohenems, emphasizing its many-faceted contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and surrounding regions. By way of exemplary stories and documents, the museum tells about the diaspora, examines modern Jewish life in Europe, highlights current issues in Israel, deals with questions of coexistence and migration. Between its earlier history and modern times came…

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    • Rolls-Royce Museum

      Rolls-Royce Museum

      Die Marke Rolls-Royce ist der Inbegriff von Luxus und Perfektion im Automobilbau

      Rolls-Royce  Museum
      Rolls-Royce  Museum
      Street: Gütle 10
      Place: 6850 Dornbirn
      Phone: +43 5572 52652
      Website: https://www.rolls-royce-museum.at/
      E-Mail: contact@rolls-royce-museum.at

      Rolls-Royce Museum

      Die Marke Rolls-Royce ist der Inbegriff von Luxus und Perfektion im Automobilbau

      Description

      With authentic dedication and expertise, the museum’s team focuses on special exhibit items to provide visitors with a wealth of information and insights.  Emphasizing the pioneering spirit of times past, the museum’s team enhances each and every guided tour with personalized talks and digital background information. Each year a new basic theme is taken up and supplemented by events and presentations.

       The museum also has an integrated demonstration workshop, and…

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      Shoemaker Museum

      Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Bestandteile der Schuhmacher-Werkstätte von Karl Nachbauer (1890-1980)

      Shoemaker Museum
      Shoemaker Museum
      Street: Marktstraße 15
      Place: 6845 Hohenems
      Phone: +43 5576 72091
      Fax: +43 5576 75450
      Website: https://www.schubertiade.at/en/seiten/schuhmacher-museum-hohenems.html
      E-Mail: info@schubertiade.at

      Shoemaker Museum

      Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Bestandteile der Schuhmacher-Werkstätte von Karl Nachbauer (1890-1980)

      Description

      For half a century, the equipment of the shoemaker workshop of Karl Nachbauer (grandfather of the Schubertiade’s managing director Gerd Nachbauer) had been stowed away. Now it is on display in a small shoemaker museum, which takes up two rooms at Marktstraße 15. Tools, hardware, sewing machines, dozens of wood strips for all shoe sizes and the necessary raw materials remind the visitors of a trade that has almost completely…

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    • FLATZ Museum

      FLATZ Museum

      Dem Dornbirner Aktionskünstler Wolfgang Flatz wurde schon zu Lebzeiten ein Museum gewidmet

      FLATZ Museum
      FLATZ Museum
      Street: Marktstraße 33
      Place: 6850 Dornbirn
      Phone: +43 5572 3064201
      Website: http://www.flatzmuseum.at
      E-Mail: info@flatzmuseum.at

      FLATZ Museum

      Dem Dornbirner Aktionskünstler Wolfgang Flatz wurde schon zu Lebzeiten ein Museum gewidmet

      Description

      The FLATZ Museum, located in the former Natural History Museum, was founded with a basis collection donated to the city of Dornbirn by the local artist FLATZ. It was opened in 2009 under the auspices of the former head of documenta, Jan Hoet. The FLATZ Museum sees itself as a forum for discussion and the evaluation of contemporary artistic impulses and standpoints.

       

      The museum is a venue for presentations…

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