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Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Museum Vorarlberg (c) Ines Agostinelli
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Museums in Vorarlberg

Museums and exhibitions open up new horizons.

More than 80 museums in Vorarlberg: Insights into the history, lifestyle and creative activity are provided by lively museums and exhibitions, such as the Kunsthaus Bregenz or the vorarlberg museum.

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 Exhibition 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 exhibition 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.

Juppenwerkstatt Riefensberg, Vorarlberger Trachten (c) Kulturzeitschrift
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
The Jewish 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

    • Pfänderbahn Bregenz

      Pfänderbahn Museum

      The exhibition is dedicated to these three aspects of nature, business and technology at…

      Pfänderbahn Museum
      Pfänderbahn Museum
      Street: Steinbruchgasse 4
      Place: 6900 Bregenz
      Phone: +43 5574 42160
      Website: https://www.pfaenderbahn.at/de/erlebnis/museum
      E-Mail: office@pfaenderbahn.at

      Pfänderbahn Museum

      The exhibition is dedicated to these three aspects of nature, business and technology at the…

      Description

      The Pfänderbahn AG exhibits objects and display boards on the history of the cable car in the listed valley station in Bregenz. Here, families can trace the history of the country’s first passenger cable car, which opened on 20 March 1927. Pictures and exhibits inform children and parents about the idea of a cable car to the Pfänder at the turn of the century up to the present day.

      The…

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    • Christbaumschmuck Museum

      Christmas tree decorations museum

      The Dornbirn Christmas Tree Decoration Museum is one of only three such museums in…

      Christmas tree decorations museum
      Street: Montfortstraße 34
      Place: 6850 Dornbirn
      Phone: +43 5572 23128
      Website: https://museenvorarlberg.at/museum.php?s=christbaumschmuck-museum-dornbirn
      E-Mail: kultur@vorarlberg.at

      Christmas tree decorations museum

      The Dornbirn Christmas Tree Decoration Museum is one of only three such museums in the…

      Description

      The private museum of Sepp and Evi Huschle presents historical Christmas tree decorations from various eras. Objects from over 20 years of collecting can be seen in the private house in Dornbirn. The Christmas Tree Decoration Museum in Dornbirn is one of only three such museums in the whole of Europe.

      From ornaments made of glass and wood to dolls made of cotton wool or nativity figures made of wax…

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    • Druckwerk, Lustenau

      Druckwerk Lustenau

      Offene Druckwerkstatt und Ausstellungsraum für zeitgenössische Druckgrafik und Typografie

      Druckwerk Lustenau
      Druckwerk Lustenau
      Druckwerk Lustenau
      Street: Hofsteigstraße 21
      Place: 6890 Lustenau
      Phone: +43 699 81964772
      E-Mail: info@druckwerk-lustenau.at

      Druckwerk Lustenau

      Offene Druckwerkstatt und Ausstellungsraum für zeitgenössische Druckgrafik und Typografie

      Description

      “Druckwerk“ – An open printing workshop and exhibition room for contemporary graphic reproduction and typography.

       

      The Druckwerk is an exhibition center and open, fully functional printing workshop specializing in relief and book printing, lithography and screen printing. Interested visitors can participate hands-on practicing these printing techniques. After being introduced to the professional equipment and printing process desired, they can work independently and at their own pace.  The main objective…

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    • Rauch's Radiomuseum,  Lustenau

      Rauch’s Radiomuseum, Lustenau

      Im Radiomuseum in Lustenau können mehr als 800 wertvolle Radiogeräte, Grammophone und Spielorgeln bewundert…

      Rauch’s Radiomuseum, Lustenau
      Rauch’s Radiomuseum, Lustenau
      Rauch’s Radiomuseum, Lustenau
      Street: Hofsteigstraße 21
      Place: 6890 Lustenau
      Phone: +43 664 2209064
      E-Mail: rauchs.radiomuseum@gmx.at

      Rauch’s Radiomuseum, Lustenau

      Im Radiomuseum in Lustenau können mehr als 800 wertvolle Radiogeräte, Grammophone und Spielorgeln bewundert werden

      Description

      Visitors are cordially invited to view and marvel at the more than 800 prized radios, gramophones and street organs at the Radio Museum in the town of Lustenau. Dating from 1890 to 1975, the exhibits follow developments beginning with the first radio receivers used in Vorarlberg, and leading up to today’s modern sound machines. Brandnames of these appliances include Philips, Grundig, Blaupunkt, Jura, Minerva, Braun, and Bang & Olufsen, and…

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    • Schattenburg und Montforthaus Feldkirch

      Museum Schattenburg

      The High Medieval castle is one of the best preserved castles in Central Europe.

      Museum Schattenburg
      Museum Schattenburg
      Museum Schattenburg
      Street: Burggasse 1
      Place: 6800 Feldkirch
      Phone: +43 5522 304 3510
      Website: http://www.schattenburg.at
      E-Mail: besuch.museum@schattenburg.at

      Museum Schattenburg

      The High Medieval castle is one of the best preserved castles in Central Europe.

      Description

      The extensive Schattenburg museum, newly-renovated and expanded in 2010, is situated in the well-known castle-fortress Schattenburg, the landmark of the town of Feldkirch. It is one of the largest museums in the State of Vorarlberg. The castle itself was built about 750 years ago. In more modern times it was used as a barracks, then as a home for the poor. The Schattenburg was saved from ruin by the Feldkirch…

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