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Jewish Museum, Hohenems

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Jewish Museum, Hohenems


Basic Information

Location Heimann-Rosenthal Villa Schweizer Strasse 5, A-6845 Hohenems
Phone number (0043) 05576-73989-0
Country Austria
City Voralberg

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.jm-hohenems.at/index.php?id=1&lang=1
Geographical Coordinates 47.36464,9.68868


The museum commemorates the history of the Jewish community in Hohenems. The few remaining objects it presents, predominantly two-dimensional, are testament to the elimination of all Jewish traces in Vorarlberg.


The Jewish community in Hohenems began with a charter in 1617 and a synagogue, a ritual bath (mikvah), a school and a poorhouse were built. A cemetery was established on the southern outskirts of town. The community reached its peak in 1862, with 564 Jewish citizens living in Hohenems, 12% of the population. The Jewish presence in town was terminated in 1942, with the deportation of the remaining Jews.

In 1991, the Jewish Museum Hohenems was opened in a mansion in the center of the Jewish quarter.


Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday including bank holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays Closed on December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1

Admission prices: EUR 7,00 CHF 11,40 EUR 4,00 CHF 6,50 (reduction rate for students, senior citizens and for Ö1 Club members) Free admission for children up to 12 years old

Guided tours are available

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