Besides being the bailiff, since 1567 the Count of Hohenems was also the liege lord of Feldkirch. He was given the rule over Feldkirch in return for a loan he granted the provincial lords in Innsbruck. Since 1570 he and his family resided in the castle and carried out some reconstructions.
A remarkable object in this room is the upright secretaire from 1721. On its front side a horse rider is depicted, created from ivory plates and blackened engravings. The massive chests on the floor once belonged to charitable institutions, fraternities, chapels and churches in Feldkirch. They were used as archives to ensure the safe-keeping of documents and manuscripts.