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 2020

The museums will be open during the 2020 Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems. The detailed opening hours will be announced in due course.

On appointment (to be made on the previous work day, at the latest), 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.

»Ganz aus Holz gefertigt, fügt der Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal sich nicht nur unauffällig in den Wiesenhang, er bietet sechshundert Zuhörern nahezu ideale akustische Bedingungen: Es gibt keine schlechten Plätze.«

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany