For half a century, the equipment of the shoemaker workshop of Karl Nachbauer (grandfather of the Schubertiade’s managing director Gerd Nachbauer) had been stowed away. Now it is on display in a small shoemaker museum, which takes up two rooms at Marktstraße 15. Tools, hardware, sewing machines, dozens of wood strips for all shoe sizes and the necessary raw materials remind the visitors of a trade that has almost completely disappeared, and a time when it was common to craft all pairs of shoes individually. Documents and items in the family's possession illustrate the far-reaching changes and developments which have occurred during Karl Nachbauer's lifetime. Only one thing has always stayed the same: the shoemaker workshop.

TV feature on the Shoemaker Museum (RTV Vorarlberg, 2019)

Opening hours 2022

The museums will be open during the day in the Schubertiade Hohenems and Schwarzenberg festival periods. The detailed opening hours will be announced in due course.

We are happy to open the museums on appointment (to be made on the previous work day, at the latest) year-round.

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.

»Heute ist die Schubertiade nicht nur Pilgerort für Liedersüchtige, sondern auch eine der Urmütter aller Sommerfestivals. Die ihr Niveau gehalten, ja glorios gesteigert hat.«

Die Welt, Germany