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Guided tour of the Jewish Museum Hohenems, Austria

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Group tour, in German, with a visit to the permanent exhibition and the current exhibition, Jewish Quarter and Jewish Cemetery.

Meeting:  Sun, September 26, 2021

The planned tour of the Jewish Museum Hohenems will not take place due to a lack of registrations.


Arrival and departure are by private vehicle or by train (Bodensee Ticket)  

The tour starts at 11:00 am with the common meeting point in the entrance hall of the museum.

The cost of the tour is 15 euros per person. In the case of socially needy community members, the costs can be covered.     


Exhibition visit by adult groups
For the current exhibition "The Last Europeans", permanent exhibition:
A maximum of 12 people are permitted for groups. Introductions to exhibitions take place while sitting at an appropriate distance. Participation on site is only possible with registration and a currently valid negative decision (tested, vaccinated or recovered). FFP2 masks are compulsory during the entire event.


For the Jewish quarter, the Jewish cemetery, escape routes:
In the outdoor area of ​​the museum, guided tours are offered in small groups with a maximum of 12 people. Larger groups are divided. A tour guide system with a range of 200 meters is available for the participants. This makes it possible to keep a distance of two meters from one another.
The mask and test obligation naturally also applies to our employees.


Program overview


Current exhibition:

The last Europeans
Jewish perspectives on the crises of an idea
The Brunner family. A discount from October 4, 2020 to October 3, 2021

Jewish perspectives on the crises of an idea
75 years after the end of World War II, Europe is threatened with a relapse into nationalist and xenophobic ideologies. The European imperative “Never again!” Is being questioned by many, including here in Austria. At the same time, Europe's nationalists are discovering their own fantasy of the “Christian-Jewish Occident” - as a fighting term against immigration and integration. The values ​​of the Enlightenment, which formed the basis of European understanding after the catastrophes of the 20th century, are turned into their opposite and thus become a means of isolation and exclusion.


Permanent exhibition:

From the Middle Ages to today

The permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems in the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal conveys the history of the Jewish community from its beginnings to its end under National Socialism after 1938. It tells of a life between local ties and transnational family networks, of migration and homeland, hopes and successes and disappointments, persecution and escape routes. The new beginning of the survivors after 1945, the controversy over remembering and not remembering and the presence of the Hohenems diaspora, the prospects of the descendants are also discussed. Exhibits on life and annual cycles accompany the historical tour. Visitors are invited to move between the themes of history and those questions that are still relevant today.
Audio guides, video installations and a children's exhibition enrich the tour of the exhibition, whether you are visiting the museum alone, with your family or friends.

Time: 45 minutes - guided tour of the current exhibition and permanent exhibition



An ensemble of cultural importance

Guided tour of the permanent exhibition + Jewish quarter + Jewish cemetery: 3 hours

The former Jewish Quarter in Hohenems is an almost completely preserved ensemble with a Jewish history. In 1996 the most important parts were placed under protection by the Federal Monuments Office. Together with the former Christengasse, the former Jewish Quarter forms the urban core of Hohenems. The historical building stock of the city center is a cultural and historical testimony to the centuries-long coexistence of two traditional communities - the Christian and the Jewish - in this place.

The current building stock dates back to the late 18th and 19th centuries. In addition to the houses of the Jewish families, all buildings that served the religious or social functions of the community have been preserved: synagogue, mikveh (ritual bath), schoolhouse and poorhouse.


The museum cafe offers a pleasant indoor and outdoor space to stay as well as the surrounding restaurants in the Jewish quarter.



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