Festival city with lots of culture in front of mountain scenery


It is situated picturesquely, the capital of the Austrian province of Vorarlberg – nestled between the eastern shore of Lake Constance, the Allgäu Alps and the Bregenzerwald. Bregenz is known nationwide as a city of culture. Especially in the summer months, the city of around 29,000 inhabitants is a venue of international standing: the Bregenz Festival takes place! Bregenz was founded around 1250 and the upper town still has a medieval feel. This contrasts with the lower town, which is characterised by modern buildings.

The town's location offers visitors a wide range of leisure opportunities: Excursions on foot, by bike or by train to the Bregenzerwald, the Allgäu and the Rhine Valley. High up is the Pfänder mountain, which offers magnificent views of Lake Constance and Alpine peaks. Or how about a visit to the renowned art museum followed by a cocktail on the Fischersteig at the harbour?


Bregenz - Pfänder
Pfänder Mountain

The local mountain of Bregenz is impressive 1,064 meters high. It can be reached comfortably with the Pfänderbahn or can be hiked. In clear weather, it offers not only a wonderful view of Lake Constance, but also of countless Alpine peaks. Below the summit is the Alpine Game Park with native animals such as red deer or Alpstein bucks.

Bregenz - lake stage
Bregenz Festival

What a cultural event! Internationally renowned, the festival is a real magnet for visitors. With the backdrop of Lake Constance, top-class operas are performed every summer on the spectacularly staged open-air lake stage. With about 7,000 seats, it is the largest of its kind in the world. You can also take a look behind the scenes on public guided tours.

Bregenz - Kunsthaus
Kunsthaus Bregenz

This architectural gem wraps itself in glass in an extremely charming way. The museum has been presenting changing exhibitions of international contemporary art since 1997. An important focus of the Kunsthaus Bregenz is on object and conceptual art.