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Porcelain head dolls, celluloid and papier-mâché dolls, toy shops, dolls homes and kitchens ... The Doll Museum in Blons is a lovingly and painstakingly compiled collection of dolls dating from 1860–1960.
A lot of dedication has gone into the compilation of the not-to-miss collection of daily chattels, national costumes etc. of former times. The Grosses Walsertal local museum regularly accommodates special exhibitions, e.g. as part of the biannual Walserherbst festival of culture. Groups with children are highly recommended to visit the educational museum programme.
The Thöny homestead remains frozen in time, just as Reverend Valentin Thöny left it in the 1960s. This award-wining museum gives you a glimpse of what a farmer’s life used to be like in days of old.
This traditional Walser-style house which tells a family’s history houses temporary exhibitions and gives access to the data stored in the local community archives.
The local history exhibition at the fire station shows how Lech developed from a mountain village to an international ski resort. Also included: information about the history of skiing, traditional costume display.
The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) is one of the leading exhibition halls for contemporary art in Europe. From 2010 onward, the KUB will move to the countryside. Antony Gormley, a leading contemporary sculptor from Great Britain, will place 100 life-size iron casts of a human body in the mountain scenery of Vorarlberg.
In the summer of 2013, the reconstructed and enlarged vorarlberg museum was reopened in Bregenz. The museum deals with the region’s past and present, currently hosting exhibitions on “Vorarlberg. Alongside the exhibitions, guided visits, talks with scientists, talk cafés and a string of other events are staged.
The nativity crib museum in the “Glockenstadl” barn in Gütle is a genuine gem. The barn was used as a horse stable and is directly located at the entrance to the Rappenloch gorge. The museum has some 120 cribs and figures from all over the world on show. The beautiful exhibits were lovingly collected by the Dornbirn crib club.
The world’s largest collection of the Rolls- Royce Phantom series; faithful copy of Cooke Street production site; restoration workshop, English tea rooms, shop.
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Summer in Vorarlberg 2017