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Bregenz

City of Bregenz

City of Bregenz

The state capital of Vorarlberg is home to 28,000 inhabitants and is dramatically located between the shores of Lake Constance and the scenic Pfänder mountain.

The city centre, with its shops, cafés and restaurants, is largely a pedestrian zone, making it a great place to stroll around or go for a bike ride along the shores of Lake Constance. A portion of the shoreline is a park and there is also a cable car, which is open year round and takes guests up to the Pfänder at 1,064 m where visitors can enjoy fantastic views over Lake Constance, the Swiss Alps and Bregenzerwald.

For those with a keen interest in architecture, there is plenty to discover in Bregenz. Portions of the city wall and Martinsturm tower, the city’s landmark with its Baroque onion-shaped dome, are characteristic for the city’s old town, dubbed the “Oberstadt.” There are also fantastic contemporary buildings like the Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB), the vorarlberg museum and the Festspielhaus Bregenz.

Events

  • From March to May, “Bregenzer Frühling” presents contemporary dance and theatre.
  • The “Bregenz Festival,” presenting operas on the fantastic lakeside stage, is the high point of the summer. Opera performances at the Festspielhaus, orchestral concerts, and theatre complement the diverse programme.
  • Concerts in various styles and theatre performances take place throughout the year.
  • The Christmas market is a popular meeting point during the Advent season

Worth seeing and visiting

  • The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) shows contemporary art in various changing exhibitions.
  • The vorarlberg museum displays exhibitions on the history and present of the region.
  • Guided summer tours take guests behind the scenes of the lakeside stage at the Bregenz Festival and Festival Theatre.
  • City tours on different topics are offered by the Bregenz tourism office.
  • Numerous ships of the Lake Constance fleet depart from Bregenz to countless destination around Lake Constance, e.g. to Mainau, the island of flowers.

Tip: Bregenz is easy to reach from Bregenzerwald by bus. Guests can travel for free with the Bregenzerwald guest card.

Additional information

www.bregenz.travel

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