Kapuzinerkloster

Capuchin Monastery

Adolf Rhomberg was Vorarlberg's governor from 1890 to 1918. In gratitude for his wife's recovery from a serious illness, he endowed the Capuchin Monastery (10), located on the opposite side of the street. The monastery was built in 1893-4 and consecrated to St. Josef; the integrated Chapel of St. Mary is the burial place of Rhomberg and his wife. Following an older custom, the altarpiece has likenesses of some of the most prominent personalities of the times, including the benefactors, and Dornbirn is presented as a backdrop. Today the monastery is occupied by Franciscan monks, and one of its main missions is caring for the spiritual welfare of workers.