Sonntag's local museum in the Große Walsertal

The life of former generations in Vorarlberg

To explore a region goes hand in hand with learning more about its history and people. The local museum in Sonntag in the Große Walsertal biosphere reserve is the perfect place to get to know the Walser people and their descendants a little bit better.

Let the region's history open up a whole new view on today's Vorarlberg.

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Exhibitions at the local museum
Local museum near Berghotel Madlener in Austria

At the local museum

The various exhibits bring history and lifestyle of former generations in Vorarlberg to life. From household appliances to detailed art objects – there is no other place where you can experience the everyday life of the past better than here.

Some of the highlights at the museum:

  • Parlour, sitting room, “Walser” kitchen, alpine dairy and smoke room provide a glimpse into work and life.
  • Natural history room with specimens from Vorarlberg's flora and fauna 
  • School programme: a “Walser” school classroom 
  • “Walser” traditional costume and many other customs and traditions


Opening hours and tours

In summer the local museum is open from May to September:
• Thursdays & Sundays: 2pm – 5pm

On request the museum also opens to groups outside of these hours. Book by phone: +43 (0) 5554 5110 or +43 (0) 5554 5716.


Adults: €4
Children: €1
Tours: surcharge of €20

Route from Damüls to Sonntag

From the Madlener Mountain Hotel in Damüls follow the Faschina Straße road for about 10 minutes. Take a right turn right before the church of Sonntag and follow the road until you get to the local museum.

This trip to the neighbouring village is worth a visit not only because of the museum but also because of its outstanding landscape. Send us a no obligation holiday enquiry or book online and discover Vorarlberg's nature and history. We will immediately respond with an interesting offer for your stay at the 4-star Madlener Mountain Hotel.

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