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Insights into the history, lifestyle and creative activity are provided by lively museums and exhibitions.

Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg

Reflections of Myself - Women Portraits by Angelika Kauffmann
In the 18th century, attempts were made, particularly in England, to enhance the value of portrait painting. Angelika Kauffmann assisted with these efforts through her in-depth study of the work of Joshua Renolds. In her informal portraits and gesture drawings in particular and with her female models in Turkish costumes, she added her own accents. Angelika Kauffmann's portraits of women explore the tension between individuality and role requirements, similarity and idealisation. The exhibition tries to find answers to the following questions: Who were the women portrayed here, and who commissioned the paintings? What mythological roles do they play in the portrait and why? How can role portraits be interpreted in the interplay between requirement and reality?

Home-working - the economic miracle at the kitchen table
In 2017, the historic wing of the museum will present an exhibition on home-working after 1945. This special form of industrial production dates back a long time in the Bregenzerwald and was widespread until a few years ago. Memories and artefacts are presented in the museum, but will also be actively collected whilst the exhibition lasts. 

Dates & Details 

Opening times
30 April until 26 October 2017
Tue to Sun: 10 to 5 p.m.
Guided tours for the public
Tue 3.30 p.m., Sun and bank holidays, 10.30 a.m.

Schwarzenberg tourist information office
T +43 (0)5512 3570

The Women’s Museum in Hittisau

Hittisau Women's Museum is the first and only museum dedicated to women in Austria. Its mission is to visualise and document the creative works of women and women's (hi)stories.
Hittisau Women's Museum presents changing exhibitions which examine topics from the fields of history, art, architecture, social history, ethnology, craftsmanship, etc. from a female point of view. Attention is paid to switching between or combining regional and international points of view.
To accompany the exhibitions, the Women's Museum offers an extensive supporting programme of individually organised special guided tours, talks, workshops, concerts, readings and film showings.

Until 8th october: The Maasai builders of Ololosokwan
Traditionally, the Maasai women alone are responsible for building and maintaining their buildings. The master builder and architect Cornelia Faißt presents her research project using portraits of the Maasai builders of the Tanzanian village of Ololosokwan.

From mid october
Exhibition: Who cares? Wen kümmert's? Women and the care culture - past and present
A glimpse into the history of caring for the sick shows that the role of women has always been crucial. And today, nursing and caring work, whether professionally or in the family, is still mainly the work of women. The vast majority of people looking after relatives in need of care are female, as are most of the carers in nursing homes for the elderly. In this exhibition, the Hittisau Women's Museum examines this topic in depth, from the viewpoint of both cultural history and social politics. 

Opening times
Wed 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur, Fr, Sat and Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours for the public
Mon 6 p.m.; Each first sunday of the month at 5 p.m.

T +43 (0)5513 6209-30
M +43 (0)664 88431964

Alberschwende local history museum

Bregenzerwald style of home furnishings: “From flax to linen”

opening times
upon request

Alberschwende Tourismus
T +43 (0)5579 4233

Bezau local history museum

A typical residential building, maintained in its original style. It holds national costumes, offers insight into the style of home furnishing in days gone by, and displays a valuable collection of sacral art.

opening times with guided tours
October to June: Tue 2 p.m.
July to September: Tue, Thur and Fri 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

For further guided tours (including of groups), please register at: T +43 (0)677 62 31 86 55

Bezau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5514 2295

Mesmer’s barn in Alberschwende

Agricultural museum

Opening times
upon request

Alberschwende Tourismus
T +43 (0)5579 4233

Hittisau alpine dairy farm museum

Historical alpine dairy kitchen with cheese-making and milk processing equipment, guided tour and cheese tasting.

opening times
Wed 10 a.m. with guided tour (reservation until Tuesday 12 p.m.) and following prior request

Hittisau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5513 6209-50

Images of 19th century life in Hittisau

Portrayal of the life and work of five personalities from Hittisau at around 1800. Collection of photos from day-to-day life in Hittisau (family trees, old photos, wedding photos, memorial photos, genealogical registers and histories of houses).

opening times
upon request

Roman Dorner T +43 (0)664 4309125
Konrad Schwarz T +43 (0)664 4232175

Egg Museum

Oldest museum in the valley area (founded in 1904). Permanent exhibition (traditional costumes, customs and home furnishings). Special exhibitions with a regional theme.

Opening times
Fri - Sun 3 to 5 p.m.

T +43 (0)664 1124341

“uf m Tannberg” alpine museum in Schröcken

Life on the alp in days gone by - "Mountain farmers' old trade" exhibition.

Opening times
Mid-June until September: every Tue, Thu and Sun from 1 to 4 p.m.
Guided tours for groups available upon request

Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
T +43 (0)5519 2670

Franz Michael Felder Museum in Schoppernau

Franz Michael Felder was a farmer, writer and social reformer and is  one of the most historically significant personalities from the  Bregenzerwald. The exhibition is an exploration of his life and works.

Opening times
Mo 4 to 6 p.m., Thur 9 to 11 a.m.,
Fri 5 to 7 p.m., Sun 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.
groups: reservation required

Schoppernau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5515 2495

Kulisse Pfarrhof in Damüls

100 years' skiing history and tourism in Damüls: Exhibition "Woods.Walser.Winter spot".

Opening times
June to mid October, Tue and Fri 3 to 6 p.m.
Groups upon request

Damüls Tourismus
T +43 (0)5510 620-0

Exhibition "Around the Hochtannberg"

Photographs by Franz Beer. Exhibited in the school building in Warth.

Opening times: End of June to mid-October 2017, every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (groups at any time on request)

Gemeindeamt Warth
T +43 (0)5583 351515 

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