Bregenz.

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Bregenz (map) sits at the northern edge of the Alps, between Lake Constance (the Bodensee). To the south lie the mountains of Switzerland and southern Vorarlberg. To the north, overlooking Lake Constance, are the hills of the Allgäu of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in Germany. The city was founded by the Romans in 15 BC. Bregenz is the capital of Austria’s most modern province of Vorarlberg.

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The annual summer music festival Bregenzer Festspiele is world-famous, taking place in July and August each year on and around a stage (map) on Lake Constance.

The Lake Promenade (Strandweg) is a very popular place for residents to stroll and spend the evening. There are shaded paths and outdoor restaurants. The sunsets in Bregenz are beautiful from any place at the lake.

The tourist office offers a map of hiking paths in Bregenz and the immediate vicinity, as well as a map of trails in the nearby Bregenz Woods (Bregenzwald, map).

The city wall from the 13th to 16th centuries surrounding the upper part of town (Oberstadt, map) has been largely preserved.

Kaiserstraße (map) is the main pedestrian shopping street, and was renovated in 2006.

Martinsturm (Martin’s Tower, map). Bregenz’s most famous landmark, the tower features the largest onion cupola in Europe. The foundations of the building date to the late Roman period. St. Martin’s Chapel (on the ground floor) can be visited for free and has medieval frescoes.

Wettingen-Mehrerau Abbey (map). About 2km from the main train station. The monastery has a museum with exhibits illustrating monastic life.

Gebhardsberg (Gebhard’s Mountain, map). Gebhardsberg is 598 m above sea level and it offers a splendid view on the Rhine Valley (Rheintal) and Lake Constance (Bodensee). It is popular among the local population for walks. On it you can find the ruins of Burg Hohenbregenz (map), which was built at the end of 11th century.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Austria.

Many sights in the centre toward the lakefront are easily accessible by foot.

Stadtbus Bregenz – City bus.

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BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBusFlixBus are one of the leading long-distance providers in Europe. RegioJet are a private Czech coach provider.

TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna.

AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.

FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with LinzBratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.

BREGENZ LIFE 2018 – Aftermovie.

Das war BREGENZ LIFE 2018! Wir bedanken uns für ein fantastisches Event mit Mona Ida, kurzfristig, Robinson, Matthew Mole aus Südafrika, Jack and the Weatherman, Thomas Oliver und Current Swell, DJ Rouven und DJ James Jive.

⇒ video source: Visit Bregenz / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

ÖBB TRANSPORT.

The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.

Visit Vienna.

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

BREGENZ FESTSPIEL­HAUS / Kongresskultur – We create the space for our clients and visitors to have special experiences. The unique atmosphere and our theatrical professionalism make us the first choice for staged events.

Austrian National Library: This is the largest library in Austria and provides information on Austria’s cultural heritage, including exhibitions and events.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.