The culture of the state has been preserved, explored and made available to the public for over 150 years. Since opening its doors in 2013, the structural extension also expresses the conceptional reorientation which has completely blown away any trace of outmodedness and boredom evoked by the name “regional museum”.
Kornmarktplatz 1, T +43 (5574) 46050
Pfänder cable car Museum
A look at the history of Vorarlberg’s first cable car, which started operation in 1927.
Steinbruchgasse 4, T +43 (5574) 42160-0
Museum in the Martinsturm
Bregenz’s landmark, located within the old town walls, has a baroque onion dome and houses a small museum.
10 April to 31 October: Tue to Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oberstadt, Martinsgasse 3, T +43 (5574) 46632
inatura - Erlebnis Naturschau
The inatura is an interactive exhibition as well as a documentation centre and research facility. The modern museum concept, interesting architecture and child-oriented, interactive presentation of the objects make this revitalised industrial building into an attractive outing.
Jahngasse 9/Stadtgarten, T +43 (5572) 232350
Dornbirn Town Museum
Housed in a 200-year-old patrician’s house right on the market place, the Museum presents interesting information pertaining to the history of the town of Dornbirn, as well as a modern infrastructure for scientific research.
Marktplatz 11, T +43 (5572) 33077
Rolls Royce Museum
The largest Rolls Royce Museum in the world displays around 70 of the most significant Rolls Royces ever, situated in a historical industrial building. In addition to Phantoms from the 1920s and 1930s, you will find the parade car belonging to the Queen Mum, the touring cars belonging to King George V, Prince of Wales King Edward VIII and vehicles owned by Lawrence of Arabia, Aly Khan, Malcolm Campbell, General Franco and many more.
Gütle 11a, T +43 (5572) 52652
Wolfgang Flatz, the actionist artist from Dornbirn, has had a museum dedicated to him during his lifetime which enables the examination of artistic stimuli of our time.
Fri 3 to 5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Marktstraße 33, T +43 (5572) 306-4839
Museum of Christmas decorations
You can view about 20 years of a passion for collecting things here, sorted, decorated and catalogued according to epochs. It is one of only three Christmas decoration museums in Europe.
December and January: Sat, Sun and on bank holidays 2 to 6 p.m.
Montfortstraße 34, T +43 (5572) 23128, Familie Huschle
Almost 150 persons currently live in Dornbirn’s mountain plot of Ebnit, which was populated by Walsers in the 14th century and which has been a part of the town of Dornbirn since 1932. You can view the history of this settlement in Gasthaus Freschen.
Mon 1 to 9 p.m. (excluding bank holidays)
Ebnit 24, T +43 (5576) 75500, Familie Zirovnik
The Manger Museum is celebrating its 12th anniversary. It displays between 100 and 120 mangers and figurines from all over the world.
1 May to 6 January: Tue to Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gütle 11c, T +43 (5572) 200632
Today, the museum’s eighteen rooms still offer an impressive look at the lifestyle of earlier centuries, from wall paintings and religious art through to suits of armour. It is family-friendly, has a restaurant in the old building and a lovely view across the roofs of Feldkirch.
Burggasse 1, T +43 (5522) 71982
Over 120 radio receivers from the early days of radio.
Neustadt 43, T +43 (664) 3873545
Vorarlberg Museum World
A major museum project is being created in Frastanz, reviewing the fields of electrics, the federal fire brigade and rescue services as well as the history of film.
Wed 4 to 7 p.m. and by appointment.
Obere Lände 3b, T +43 (664) 2118999
Museum of Textile Printing Mittelweiherburg
Exhibits from the world of textile printing are displayed in the former moated castle.
April to October: Wed and Sat 5 to 7 p.m., Sun and on bank holidays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and by appointment.
Salbachstraße, T +43 (5574) 697-220
Museum of the Fire Brigade Vintage Vehicle Club
Historical fire engines from Hard Fire Brigade.
Wed 7.30 p.m. and by appointment.
Bommenweg 1, T +43 (664) 3413304
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum
A museum in Villa Rosenthal is dedicated to the great soprano singer Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: numerous original documents and her estate, which is of music-historical importance, are to be found here.
Villa Rosenthal, Schweizer Straße 1, T +43 (5576) 72091
Franz Schubert Museum
Dedicated to the great Viennese composer Franz Schubert, namesake of the Schubertiade.
Marktstraße 1, T +43 (5576) 72091
The much-performed operetta “Das Dreimäderlhaus” by Franz Schubert is the inspiration behind the legends and oddities which have grown up around the composer’s life.
Marktstraße 6, T +43 (5576) 72091
Music and Record Museum Walter Legge
“Callas for Ever” special exhibition, which examines the cooperation between the record producer and the legendary opera diva.
Marktstraße 5, T +43 (5576) 72091
Jewish Museum Hohenems
The Jewish Museum Hohenems, at home in the former Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, documents the history of the Jewish community which lived in Hohenems for more than three centuries until it was wiped out during the Nazi era. It also addresses Jewishness in Europe today, the diaspora and Israel, as well as issues pertaining to the future of the European immigrant society. It has already achieved international popularity thanks to its events and activities.
Schweizer Straße 5, T +43 (5576) 73989-0
The open-air mill museum documents 2,000 years of milling Technology through to the modern era.
25 April to 31 October
Sägerstraße 11, T +43 (5576) 72434
The small private museum gives insights into the Otten family’s collection of abstract art.
The first Thursday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
Schwefelbadstraße 2, T +43 (5576) 90400
Coopery was first mentioned around 1636. Small private collection.
Unterwaldstraße 3, T +43 (5526) 381, Herr Nesensohn
Art in the Rohnerhaus
The private museum housed in an interesting new building exhibits a
permanent collection of works by artists from Vorarlberg, from the 17th
century through to the present.
Wed to Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
Kirchstraße 14, T +43 (676) 7032873
Rhein-Schauen – Museum und Rheinbähnle
The River Rhine played an essential role in the life of our forefathers - its flooding brought not only bountiful harvests but also a lot of suffering. It is the focus of the exhibition, including a topographical model of the course of the river, from the sources through to Lake Constance. You can take a ride on the nostalgic steam engine “Liesl”.
Höchster Straße 4, T +43 (5577) 20539
Rauch’s Radio Museum
Around 550 objects dating from between 1920 and 1970 teach the visitor about the development from the very first receivers in our region through to the most up-to-date sound machines.
Thu 3 to 9 p.m. and by appointment.
Roseggerstraße 6, T +43 (5577) 82784 oder +43 (664) 2209064
Immenhof Bee Museum
Vorarlberg’s first bee museum. Includes a nature trail about bees.
April to September: Fri 4 to 7 p.m. and by appointment.
Dorfstraße 5, T +43 (5525) 62652, Ms Berchtold
“Römervilla” open-air museum
Three buildings from a Roman estate from the period between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD can be viewed in the open country, including a partially preserved hot-air heating system.
Brederis Nähe Sportplatz, T +43 (5522) 405-0
The flair of an authentic artist’s printing shop is inspiring. Here you can experience classic printing techniques live, such as on a fully functioning historical lithography printing press.
Thu 6 to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
Hartmanngasse 15a, T +43 (5522) 41737
Forging shows and a visual voyage from the Middle Ages through to today.
March to October
Badstraße 8, Metallwerkstätte Kieber, T +43 (5522) 44655
You cannot miss the museum in the centre of Vaduz - an unmistakable black cube. Inside, 1,750 m2 of space for art await you.
Tue to Sun, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thu 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Städtle 32, T +423 (235) 0300
All museums in Vorarlberg: www.vorarlbergmuseen.at