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For centuries, Hohenems used to be home to a small Jewish community. The Jewish quarter has been given a careful facelift in recent years. Guided visits are organised on the first Sunday of the month and on request. The stations visited include the former synagogue, today the concert hall named after Salomon Sulzer, the mikwe (the ritual bath) and the cemetery.
The former Heimann-Rosenthal villa is home to the Jewish Museum Hohenems, which documents the history of the Jews in Hohenems in a modernly designed permanent exhibition and in changing special exhibitions.
The permanent exhibition at Villa Heimann-Rosenthal documents the 300-year history of the Jewish community from its origins to its end after 1938.
A Streetcar Named Desire. A trip to Yerushalayim–Jerusalem–Al Quds
10 March 2015 to 14 February 2016
Visitors take an imaginary tram ride through the city which is a Holy City for Jews, Christians and Muslims.