Anna Hensler

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Anna Hensler (born June 19, 1878 in Bregenz , Vorarlberg , † April 14, 1952 in Klaus ) was a Vorarlberg writer and local historian .


Anna Hensler was a daughter of the Bregenz doctor Josef Kaspar Hensler. In 1882 the Hensler family moved to Marienbad . After the death of their father in 1884, the family returned to Bregenz . Around 1895 Anna Hensler moved to Feldkirch for health reasons . In 1945 she settled in Klaus with her sister Hedwig , where she spent the last years of her life. In 1905 she achieved a bestseller with the book "France's Lilies". Together with her sister Hedwig, Anna Hensler collected regional sagas and legends and dealt with Vorarlberg customs.


In Klaus and in Hohenems Anna-Hensler Street is named after her.


  • France's Lilies , novel (1905)
  • Jakob von Ems , poetry (1930)
  • To the Hohenems , Seal (1934)
  • The Last Breath of the Old Brigantium (1946)
  • Utz von Hohensax (1948)


  • Robert Summer : Life and work of the Vorarlberg poet Anna Hensler: Collection of substances . Klaus 1990.

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