Museums and Exhibitions 

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum, Hohenems

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf ranks among the most important singers of the 20th century. Luckily, her extraordinary career as an opera and concert performer is well documented through a great number of recordings, which set standards until the present day. The Schubertiade GmbH, whose offices are located at the Villa Rosenthal, owns major parts of the personal estate of the soprano and her husband Walter Legge. In the course of the special exhibition «Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Politics”, which opened in 2015 and will also be shown in 2016, many original documents from this large archive are on public display for the very first time, allowing for conclusions that differ significantly from what has been said and written on this touchy subject in the past on the basis of incomplete materials. A major part of the exhibition is formed by letters which were written by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and her mother in 1942 to Friedrich Schwarzkopf (who was serving in the military) and contain unadorned descriptions of the family’s situation during World War II.


Opening hours 2016

The Schubertiade's museums are open on the following days:

May 5 – 10: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm
May 21 (Emsiana): 2.00 6.00 pm
May 22 (Emsiana): 10.00 12.00 am and 2.00 4.00 pm
June 19 – 25: 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
July 13 – 17: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm
August 24 – 30: 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
September 4 – 7: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm
October 1 (ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen): 6.00 pm 01.00 am

October 5 – 11: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm

On appointment, 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 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 in the Tatra Mountains, 1942
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in the Tatra Mountains, 1942
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Museum
Photograph from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's private estate
Photograph from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's private estate