The Anton-Schneider-Straße Festival is the most tradition-steeped street festival in Bregenz, celebrating culinary enjoyment and musical entertainment in Vorarlberg’s state capital every summer. The street steeped in history with its characteristic old buildings offers an outstanding setting for this charming festival, which has long been a fixed component of Bregenz’s event scene.
A culinary festival with music
Each year in August, the port of Bregenz becomes a summer boulevard of enjoyment. Before the familiar Bregenz skyline with the yellow post office building from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Bregenz Art House, the State Theatre and the vorarlberg museum, a varied culinary and musical programme is offered. A sea breeze, the choicest food and good entertainment are guaranteed.
A very warm welcome to the Bregenz Christmas Markets!
Come and visit us from the 15th of November to the 23rd of December and experience our wonderful provincial capital during this year’s idyllic festive season.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AT THE KORNMARKTPLATZ
15th of November to the 23rd of December, daily from 11 – 20 o’clock (Serving food until 21 o’clock)
In the heart of Bregenz a series of Christmas booths invite you to enjoy sweet and savoury delicacies, admire artistic craftsmanship and maybe even find one or two Christmas presents for loved ones. Handcrafted decorations, sumptuous treats, exciting attractions, the subtle aroma of Glühwein, a purpose-built manger at the Nepomukkapelle next to the Kornmarktplatz, the majestic Christmas tree (donated as is tradition by one of the villages in the Bregenzerwald), the live nativity at the Leutbühel as well as a traditional arts and crafts fair in the Oberstadt entice visitors to explore Bregenz in joyous anticipation for this year’s Christmas celebrations.
Grand-Opening of Christmas in Bregenz
On the 15th of November 2019, visitors will be able to attend the grand-opening of the Bregenz Christmas market, marked by the inaugural illumination of the Christmas tree at 17:00. In accordance with tradition, the Christmas tree is donated to the city by a village in the Bregenzerwald – this year, we are happy to receive this gift from the village of Andelsbuch. From the 15th to the 17th of November between 11:00 and 20:00 visitors can take a stroll through the charming arts and crafts fair next to the Nepomukkapelle.
BREGENZ CHRISTMAS MARKET | LINDAU CHRISTMAS HARBOUR
The short stretch of water between the two Christmas markets in Bregenz and Lindau can easily and comfortably be crossed aboard the Bregenz Christmas cruise. No need to stress or hastily search for limited parking opportunities: at each of the three shared market weekends (Friday to Sunday) guests can enjoy the comfort of sailing between Lindau and Bregenz in festive Christmas atmosphere on one of the Weiße Flotte’s Christmas cruises. Thus, Lindau becomes a gateway to the wonderful world of Christmas in Bregenz and conversely Bregenz a stepping-stone to the delightful Christmas harbour in Lindau. The stretch of winterly lake Constance in between, instead of an obstacle to be overcome, can now become a romantic and unforgettable Christmas experience.
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE OBERSTADT
7./8. & 14./15. & 21./22. of December 2019 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends before Christmas, the medieval city centre in the Oberstadt invites guests to its traditional Christmas market. At the blissful arts and crafts fair in the cellars below the imposing Martinsturm and upon the Martinsplatz, visitors have the opportunity to quietly observe artisans, such as glass blowers, wax moulders and sculptors, jewellers and felt artisans plying their trade and selling their hand-made products up close.
Providing weather conditions bless our festive period, children can also enjoy free horse-drawn coach rides as Father Christmas accompanies proceedings by playing joyful Christmas songs on his barrel organ.
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Even when the weather is bad, there is something to discover for everyone in Bregenz. One can spend time in the centrally located vorarlberg museum and in the Bregenz Art House. You can spend a few relaxing hours in the surrounding wellness centres.
When the hecticness of the everyday routine gains the upper hand again, the residents of Bregenz have a miracle cure – their 1,064-metre-high local mountain. With this view from the summit onto Lake Constance, the city and the Alps, one’s thoughts are calmed and the stress is put into perspective. Each of the two cabins comfortably offers space for 80 people. Silently and in an environmentally friendly manner, you glide towards the mountain.
The Bregenz Event Calendar contains all events in Bregenz and informs you about all the music, sport and cultural events so that you do not miss any further dates.
Discover history in an exciting environment and in an innovative manner!
Located between the lake and the city centre, in direct proximity to the Art House and the State Theatre, the architectural masterpiece of the new vorarlberg museum forms the end of the culture boulevard. The main point of attraction is the more than 150,000 artefacts from art, history, folklore and archaeology that deal with the history and present of Austria’s westernmost federal state from a wide range of perspectives.
Bregenz, the state capital by Lake Constance, offers a range of tourist attractions. Historic buildings, traditional landmarks and modern architecture show Bregenz in all its facets.
An important component that refines Bregenz city life is the weekly markets. Guests experience the markets as places of encounters that invite one to discover a variety of culinary delights and specialities. Locals, too, take advantage of the appealing opportunity to find tasteful, high-quality products for kitchen and household. Hospitableness and down-to-earthness characterise the city’s market bustle. An inspiring wealth of culinary art vivifies the streets and squares, which invite one on a delightful journey of discovery.
You can find the current weather for Bregenz by Lake Constance, a 3-day forecast, temperatures and fog and storm probabilities, etc., here, clearly presented.
Special insights into Vorarlberg’s state capital
Get to know the history of the city of culture by the lake through selected buildings, stories and anecdotes. Come with us on a foray through Bregenz! For all who would like to know more about the gem between the mountains and the lake. There is much about Bregenz that surprises.
Be it for a short trip or for an extended break by Lake Constance – in Bregenz you will find the suitable accommodation among the numerous hotels.
Theater am Kornmarkt
The State Theatre in Bregenz plays a significant role in the cultural happenings of Vorarlberg’s state capital. The repertoire ranges from classics to debut performances. The theatre, as a place of imagination, stories and emotions, focuses consciously on traditional and contemporary theatre art, thus finding its recognition in the cultural landscape of the Lake Constance region.
The Art House stands in the light of Lake Constance. Its structure is built from glass plates, steel and a stone mass of cast concrete that forms structure and space in the interior of the building. Viewed from outside, the building gives the impression of an illuminant.
In Bregenz, locals and visitors alike enjoy the interplay of contrasts:
On one side Lake Constance, on the other side the mountains; the relaxed rhythm of a small city with 28,000 inhabitants here, the lively range of cultural opportunities of international rank there. This mix, this special flair, characterises Vorarlberg’s state capital. It offers its guests the best views – not just at the lake stage – and a setting that leaves one wanting more: cycling, hiking, bathing, a boat trip, a shopping stroll, concerts, museums, galleries, etc. – simply put, the plus by the lake.