Angelika Kauffmann Museum, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann was one of the period's most renowned female artists with close connections to Schwarzenberg in Bregenzerwald. Her father was from Schwarzenberg. After her mother had died in 1757, she traveled to Schwarzenberg together with her father in order to redesign the local parish church.
A 450-year old building hosts today's museum, the top modern exhibition room can be found in the former agricultural building, which is quite incredible as you almost can't see it from outside. Yearly changing theme exhibitions are held, where original paintings are on display. In 2007, on occasion of the 200th anniversary of her death, the new Angelika Kauffmann exhibition area was inaugurated. Eye-catching architecture in a modern setting designed by the Dietrich-Untertrifaller architectural office. A wonderful blend of modern Vorarlberg construction style comprising old and new wooden elements.
Local Heritage Museum
The original local heritage museum was opened already in 1913. After three relocations until 1928, the so-called "Kleberhaus" was home to the museum which, later, was named Angelika Kauffmann Museum. The first section of the museum shows Bregenzerwald's typical living and housing in the 19th century. On the ground floor you can take a closer look at the "Schopf" (bower), kitchen, parlors, parents' sleeping area, traditional costumes and pottery items. The children's sleeping area can be found on the upper floor, as well as an exhibition on dairy processing tools and religious craftwork. On the attic floor old weapons, musical instruments, tableware and forged grave crosses are shown.