Jewish Museum of Hohenems, Austria Honors Centuries of Urban Jewish Life

Jewish Museum of Hohenems, Austria. Photo credit: Böhringer Friedrich

The museums in Hohenems, Austria, focus on subjects that relate to the community. Most of those museums deal with classical music, ranging from the composer, Franz Schubert, for whom the annual Schubertiade Festival is named, to various opera singers. Others are about various professions such as shoemaking that were fixtures of everyday life. There is one museum, the Jewish Museum of Hohenems, that provides visitors with an in-depth look at local Jewish life over a period of hundreds of years. Continue reading

Schubertiade and the Shoemaker’s Workshop: Schuhmacher Museum

Schuhmacher Museum, Hohenems, Austria. Photo credit: Schubertiade

The Schubertiade is back in Hohenems, Austria during mid-July, offering an array of selections by prominent European composers, many of whom were contemporaries of Schubert. Within the Schubertiade Quarter of the small city are several museums. Some highlight the area’s music history and others focus on the local history Continue reading