The Jewish Museum is based in the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, a historic location built during the “Gründerzeit” period of the mid to late 19th century. Thanks to the careful renovation and preservation of this upper-class dwelling, together with the subtle, tasteful presentation of documents and showpieces, visitors are whisked away to a different era. The Jewish Museum is part of Hohenems’ Jewish Quarter, where the surviving buildings date from the late 18th to the 19th century. In addition to the homes of Jewish families, all buildings that once served religious or social functions within the community have been preserved: the synagogue, the mikveh (ritual bath), the schoolhouse and the Jewish poorhouse.
Architecture: Roland Gnaiger, Elsa Prochazka, 1991; renovation of the permanent exhibition by Erich SteinmayrOpening hours
Opening hours museum and café
Tuesday to Sunday and on holidays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closing days Museum and Café: Mondays, and December 24, 25, 26. and 31. and January 1
Public Guided Tours
Guided visits through the permament exhibition or the special shows, through the old Jewish quarter, to the Jewish cemetery or along the escape routes of refugees. Information at www.jm-hohenems.at
Guided visits for groups by prior appointment, booking: Gerlinde Fritz, t +43 5576 739890, firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut