Museums and Exhibitions 

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum, Hohenems

Special exhibition 2015: »Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Politics«

Since August 2011, a museum at Villa Rosenthal in Hohenems is dedicated to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. The same builing houses the offices of the Schubertiade GmbH which owns major parts of the personal estate of the soprano and her husband, legendary British record producer Walter Legge.

The museum features numerous original documents, letters and photographs not only by Schwarzkopf’s own hand, but also by other famous artists and contemporaries such as Benjamin Britten, Maria Callas, Edwin Fischer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kirsten Flagstad, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Maria Ivogün, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Lotte Lehmann, Vivian Leigh, Yehudi Menuhin, Anna Moffo, Sviatoslav Richter, Arturo Toscanini, Wieland Wagner and Paula Wessely.

A selection of opera and concert costumes, programme brochures, drawings, notes, and scores used by Schwarzkopf for performances and recording sessions, as well as private photos which have never been on display before complement the exhibition and call to memory the most important steps in the singer's unprecedented career.


Opening hours 2015

The Schubertiade's museums are open from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. on the following days:

May 1-10 and 30-31
June 20-28
July 17-19
August 22-30
September 12-13
October 1-6

On request, we are happy to open the museums for groups and individuals outside the regular opening hours.


Admission fees

€ 7 (€ 3,50 for pupils, students and apprentices)
Ticket owners are entitled to visit all five museums as often as they wish for a whole year after ticket purchase.



Schweizer Straße 1, 6845 Hohenems, Austria

Villa Rosenthal in Hohenems
Villa Rosenthal in Hohenems
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum
Photograph from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's private estate
Photograph from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's private estate