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Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch

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Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch

The building designed by Peter Zumthor, the internationally renowned swiss architect with an outstanding affiliation with craftsmanship, was opened in 2013.

His visionary design for the Werkraumhaus is based on two basic ideas: on the one hand, the building serves as a meeting place. On the other hand, it is a large showcase for the culture of craftsmanship in the Bregenzerwald. This idea finds expression in a protruding roof made from wood and a façade made from glass. There is no distinction between inside and outside – the landscape flows through the building. The Werkraum exhibition in winter and spring presents work from the Werkraum workshops. Throughout the year, developers, architects and those interested in building and living environments can see and learn personally about the range of services offered by the craftspeople networked in the Werkraum. An open and flexible hall of 700 m² offers room for exhibitions, events, a shop and a restaurant.

Werkraumschau Exhibition
GAST (Guest)
GEBEN (Giving).

Tools for being welcome
22 June 2019 – 11 January 2020
Concept: FUNKA, Lingenau

The current Werkraumschau presents diverse interpretations of the topic of hospitality by the trades members of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Visitors are invited not only to look at the tools for hospitality but also to explore the Werkraumhaus as guests. The various atmospheres of a hotel’s different rooms – from public to intimate – form the backdrop to this exploration. The Werkraumschau explores the different dimensions of good hospitality while displaying the objects created by the Werkraum trades businesses. The Werkraum’s hotel partners are presenting bespoke solutions that have been realised in their buildings. A spacious, freely accessible entrée where drinks and food are served – as well as hospitable furniture and objects by the members of the Werkraum – invite visitors to take a seat, chat, use the furniture and spend some time there, in short: to be a guest.


The Werkraumhaus is the venue for changing presentations of products from the workshops of the member companies as well as themed exhibitions focusing on the culture of the craftsmen’s trades and architecture.

Consultancy and shop

The Werkraumhaus is the place to find out more about the craftsmen’s trades in the Bregenzerwald region. Contacts can be established with the member companies on request. Regional hand-crafted products and relevant technical literature are available from the shop.


The Werkraum Wirtschaft serves a lunch menu that changes every day as well as drinks and home-made cakes. The Werkraumhaus becomes a vibrant meeting place both for craftsmen and other people from the region as well as visitors at lunchtime.

Events & seminars

Numerous in-house events are also organised at the Werkraumhaus. It’s possible on request to hire the building for training sessions, lectures and other events. Educational programmes for children and young people are also available on request depending on the exhibition.

Entry fee & guided tours

€7.50 regular, €5 discount
Free admission for children and adolescents up to 16 years.
Guided tours bookable upon request.

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Sundays and on public holidays

Bregenzerwald Card Vorteil
10% discount on single entry


Bregenzerwald Guest Card


There is lots to discover in the Bregenzerwald mountains.

Rambling and hiking paths take you to the loveliest spots, and tell stories. Events are held. The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is your “ticket” to these mountain experiences. The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is available to all visitors who spend at least three nights in the Bregenzerwald, and is included in the accommodation price.

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Werkraum Bregenzerwald

Hof 800 6866 Andelsbuch, Österreich

+43 (0) 5512 26386

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