A museum, expanded and redesigned only in 2010, is housed in the widely known Schattenburg in Feldkirch. The Schattenburg was built approximately 750 years ago. In modern times, the Schattenburg has served as barracks and later as a slum. The castle owes its recovery to the Heimatpflege- und Museumsverein Feldkirch. In the ground-floor rooms the castle now houses the castle restaurant, in the upper floors the Schattenburg Museum. The 18 rooms of the museum show how the people lived in the past; additionally, there is an imposing collection of sacral and secular art. Weapons are exhibited in the castle keep, from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. In special tours, exhibits on the history of knitting and handweaving can also be seen. Through the bull’s eye panes, the visitor has a nice view of Feldkirch.
The Schattenburg Museum offers public tours every Wednesday at 6pm from May to October. Individual tours are also possible at any time, upon pre-registration. For small visitors, a tour in a mediaeval castle is repeatedly an experience, as there are exciting stories to hear and a lot to find out about the mysterious equipment and objects of the castle.