Bregenz, the capital city of Vorarlberg, is located on the lakefront at the western edge of Austria. Being divided into Unterstadt and Oberstadt, Bregenz extends southwards to Bregenzer Ache. Famous for its festivals as well as its art galleries and world-class museums, the city has become a top-rated vacation spot for the museum-goers and day-trippers. The innumerable attractions in Bregenz have become the most popular sites in Austria.
With an attractive modern structure, this art museum hosts a number of exhibits of contemporary art. Established in 1997, this important cultural attraction not only hosts art exhibits but also a perfect combination of educational programming and events. After checking all the works of art, you can head to the onsite restaurant for savoring the local delicacies. Check out the spectacularly lit art museum at night.
This museum was established in 1857 in the Lower Town (Unterstadt) of Bregenz to protect its rich cultural heritage. The museum’s highlights include collections of artistic, cultural, and historical interest like archaeological finds and stone memorials from the Iron, Bronze, and even the Stone Ages. The museum also has collections of tapestries, coins, weapons, crafts, costumes, and musical instruments from the Renaissance as well as the Gothic Periods.
The Pfander Cable Car
Whizzing to the 1064-meter tall Pfander peak, the cable car offers an outstanding panorama of the snow-capped peaks of Alps as well as the Lake Constance. The 30-minute circular trail at the summit gives you a glimpse of the whistling marmots, ibex, wild boar, and deer at the year-round nature reserve.
Oberstadt (Upper Town Bregenz)
This old town of Bregenz with sites of Celtics as well as Late Romans is perfect for walking tours, as it has successfully preserved its old world charm and character. Some of the highlights of the town include the Parish Church of St. Gallus, Chapel of St. Joseph, Capuchin Monastery and Church, Old Town Hall, and the Deuringschlosschen.
One of the most visible landmarks in the city is the huge Martinsturm or St. Martin’s Tower. The historic Baroque structure, constructed as a watchtower during 1599-1602, offers magnificent views over the Lake as well as the town from its top. The site’s highlights include the outstanding ceiling frescoes and a wide range of local historical exhibits.
Whether it is art, architecture, or entertainment, Vorarlberg’s capital has everything to make your vacation more special.